Winters in the area around Savannah, Georgia, tend to be mild. However, when a cold snap occurs, you want to be prepared. If your furnace is not heating properly, promptly attending to furnace repair issues will ensure that you stay comfortable without an inconvenient breakdown. In addition, repairing small problems as they occur can save money and aggravation in the long run.
Importance of Seasonal Tune-ups
Most heating, ventilation and air conditioning manufacturers recommend having tuneups in the spring for air conditioners and in the fall for heating systems. In fact, many require them to keep warranties valid. Preventive maintenance ensures that the system functions efficiently, which saves fuel and money. Keeping the air filter clean can reduce the amount of energy the system uses by up to 15%. In addition, keeping your unit in good working order prolongs its service life.
During a preventive maintenance session, certified technicians will examine each component of your HVAC system, including electrical contacts, refrigerant charge, condensate system, fans, belts, coils, controls, and ducts. For oil and gas furnaces, the combustion system will be checked. The heat exchanger, flues, vents, and furnace housing will also be examined to look for cracks, rust or wear. The air filter should be cleaned or replaced.
Keep Small Problems Small
Tending to small problems identified during a tuneup keeps them small. Because each component is part of a whole system, weakness or failure of one component can damage others. A failed capacitor can eventually cause major components to fail. Repairing a bad capacitor is relatively inexpensive. However, if the compressor goes, you face major repairs or an entire system replacement.
Call a Certified HVAC Contractor
If you have a problem with your furnace or heat pump, certified, professional heating contractors have the training and experience to quickly find and repair the problem. The NATE-certified staff at Coastline Heating & Air have years of experience in diagnosing and repairing heating and air conditioning equipment. We work on all brands and types of equipment, including heat pumps, package, split and ductless systems.
If your heating system is not keeping you comfortable, give us a call at (912) 244-6481. We offer 24-hour emergency services as well as scheduled repairs.