Is spring HVAC maintenance necessary?

It’s Time for Spring HVAC Maintenance

Spring is right around the corner and now is the perfect time to start thinking about your HVAC system. There are a few things you can do to ensure your system is ready for the spring and summer months, but certain tasks are best left to the pros. So how do you know when you should call in a professional?

1. Electrical Tasks: Generally, you want to avoid messing with electricity, and if you could potentially damage components — or your house — think twice about doing it yourself. A professional can safely refresh electronic components like the fan and compressor and check for faulty wiring.

2. Air Handler: You probably already know to change your filter at least every 90 days, but there’s more to your HVAC system than filters. There’s the air handler closet that needs cleaning, and the drain line could probably use a blowing out — neither of which should be performed by an untrained homeowner.

3. Odors and Leaks: If you notice an odor that smells either musty or burning, have a professional come out and look at your unit. These smells could be caused by mold growth (especially if you have a clogged drain line) or burnt wire insulation, both problems that require a professional inspection. Is there excessive moisture around the unit? It could be caused by a refrigerant or water leak. A refrigerant leak means no cool air can come from the unit. Water can mean that the air conditioner drain line is clogged, which could lead to wet air filters and possible mold.

4. Annual Tuneup: It’s important to have a professional inspect your HVAC system at least once a year. They can check refrigerant levels, discover leaks and diagnose problems before they turn into costlier repairs.

Beauchain Builders is about the experience of the Project. If you are looking for a Contractor that will listen to you and deliver the best possible product in a timely professional way.. look no more. We will be happy to come take a look at your project and answer any questions you may have.

Tina Beauchain
Beauchain Builders, Inc.
Sterling, VA 20164
Office: (703) 430-9171
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