Why Do I Have to Have Maintenance Done on my Heating & Air Conditioning Unit?
Regular maintenance of your heating and air conditioning systems is essential.
The most important part of your HVAC maintenance 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 spring and autumn tune-up. Also we recommend that you change your filters regularly, depending on the type of filter you have. This alone can eliminate many of the most common problems that need fixing and can significantly reduce the likelihood of a serious breakdown.
In general, we recommend that you replace your disposable filters at least once a month. If you have washable filters, they should be cleaned once a month as well. Your McDonald service technician will recommend a replacement schedule that delivers the optimum efficiency and filtration for your specific system. With an Energy Savings Agreement, we clean and inspect your HVAC system twice each year. Part of the service includes changing the filters or servicing your filtering system. Unless you have special circumstances, our service should be adequate. We recommend that you visually check filters and filtering equipment monthly. If filters look dirty, they need to be cleaned or replaced.
For more information contact McDonald Plumbing, Heating and Air at (916) 233-4194.