Prepare Your HVAC System for the New Year

The new year is a time to wipe the slate clean. Giving your HVAC equipment the attention it deserves is part of making a fresh start in 2017. Here’s the type of maintenance you can expect when you schedule an HVAC tune-up in Durham with Comfort Services Heating & Cooling.

Equipment Cleaning & Inspection

Heating and cooling equipment becomes dirty as time goes by. While you can clean exterior components yourself, you should leave the interior cleaning to a professional. Once we remove all the dust and debris gunking up the system, you can expect your equipment to run more smoothly, generating lower energy bills and improved home comfort as a result.

During the cleaning and inspection process, we also have the chance to test system performance and look for any problems. By tightening loose electrical connections, lubricating moving parts, and making minor repairs, your HVAC equipment gets a fresh start for the new year.

Air Filter Replacement

Assuming you know where the air filter is located and what type you need, this is a task you can complete yourself. In fact, you should check the air filter once a month and replace it after no longer than three months. This keeps the air flowing freely for better circulation and energy efficiency.

If you’re not sure how to replace the filter, ask your Comfort Services technician during your next HVAC tune-up in Durham. We can walk you through the process and recommend the right type of filter to meet your indoor air quality needs.

Thermostat Upgrade

The thermostat is the brain behind your HVAC system. If you have an old-fashioned analog version, upgrade to a digital programmable thermostat to start off the new year right. This upgrade gives you better control over indoor comfort, allowing you to easily program setback periods while you’re away and sleeping. Expect to save 5 to 10 percent on your heating and cooling bills with a programmable thermostat.

Duct Sealing & Repair

Ductwork is another essential component to address in the new year. As the veins and arteries of your forced-air heating and cooling system, the condition of your ductwork has a significant impact on HVAC efficiency. Loose connections, holes, tears, and even small leaks between joints can raise your utility bills.

At your request, Comfort Services can perform duct sealing and repair as part of your next HVAC tune-up. By fixing problems with your ductwork, you maximize heating and cooling performance and help preserve indoor air quality.

Schedule an HVAC Tune-Up in Durham

Plenty of steps occur during a maintenance visit that you can’t perform without the proper knowledge and tools. The next time you need a routine tune-up, count on Comfort Services Heating & Cooling for the job. Our professional services are just what you need to prepare your HVAC system for the new year.

To schedule an HVAC tune-up in Durham, please contact us online or call 919-646-8019. Be sure to also check out our Maintenance Program for even more benefits.

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