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Tuesday
Jun262012

AC Servicing Once a Year

Your HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning) system is an important, expensive and complicated component of your house that requires a little TLC. Just as your car requires regular servicing, your AC and furnace need annual tune-ups to ensure optimal performance. This tune-up directly translates to savings on your utility bill and can substantially extend the life of the system. It is recommended to have the AC serviced in the spring time and the heating equipment in the fall. The servicing of your AC usually includes: 

•    Checking refrigerant levels, calibration, starting capabilities, safety switches, and thermostats
•    Clearing out drain lines
•    Cleaning the outdoor unit (compressor) and accessible areas of the indoor unit. 

Servicing of the furnace in the fall includes cleaning the pilot (if present), along with a performance test.

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