What regular maintenance do heating and air conditioning systems need?

The most important part of HVAC upkeep is maintaining unrestricted air flows. Dust, dirt and debris are an HVAC system’s worst enemies. Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor unit, you must keep all filters clean and heat exchangers and coils free of restrictions.

 

We recommend that your heating and cooling system be checked and serviced twice a year (ideally, a tune-up in spring and autumn). Such regular maintenance will ensure that your system is operating efficiently, with problems like leaks in the heat exchanger, dust and debris in the blower compartment or bent coils addressed, and that it is functioning safely, free of natural gas or carbon monoxide leaks.

 

Also, we recommend that you change or clean your filters once a month. However, your frequency may vary depending on a number of factors, such as air quality in your area, your sensitivity to air quality (e.g., allergies), whether you keep indoor pets, the age your home, the type of HVAC system you own and the type of filter you use.

 

If you are sensitive to dust, mold and other potential airborne pollutants, you may want to change your filters more frequently. Likewise, homes with indoor pets or older homes, which may have accumulated dust through the years, may experience quicker build-up of dirt and hair on the filters. If you are dealing with any of these circumstances, you may want to consider checking your filter’s condition more often than once a month.

 

While the issues noted above are all good reasons to have your HVAC system serviced regularly, just making sure you replace your filters on a fixed schedule can eliminate many of the most common problems that need fixing, significantly reduce the likelihood of a serious breakdown, and keep the air quality in your home at optimum levels.

 

If you want peace of mind, knowing that these and other HVAC concerns are professionally addressed, you should consider a Pioneer Heating & Air Preferred Maintenance Plan. This preferred maintenance plan is your assurance that these maintenance needs are met regularly and that any potential problems are promptly identified.

 

Pioneer Heating & Air Preferred Maintenance Plan: What does this mean for you?

 

Regular maintenance keeps your HVAC system running as efficiently as possible. Maintaining your HVAC system will save you money by extending the life of your equipment.

 

The Pioneer Heating & Air Preferred Maintenance Plan includes:

  • 5% Discount on any repair or replacement
  • 5 year parts and labor warranty on all repairs
  • First priority when calling for a repair (you go to next in line)

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