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Long Island Heating, Ventilation, And Air Conditioning Maintenance
As a property owner, you should already be fully aware of the importance of preventive maintenance. Your house, apartment, flat, condominium, townhouse, duplex, or rustic cabin is comprised of various systems. These systems are crucial for the functionality and usability of the home. Focusing only on the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning “HVAC” system, routine maintenance extends longevity and reduces the risk of unsuspecting malfunctions.
Our Residential HVAC Maintenance Program
Our HVAC maintenance program includes air filter replacement, diagnostic testing, visual assessment, condenser coil flushing, and debris removal. The program also includes a full visual inspection of the HVAC duct. During the inspection, the HVAC technician looks for signs of corrosion, animal damage, damaged seals, and damage caused by regular wear and tear. Any damage is immediately repaired, and weak connections are resealed.
How You Can Help Us Maintain Your HVAC Unit?
While some people may believe annual maintenance for their HVAC system is sufficient, anything can happen over a year. The key to an efficiently operating HVAC system is a regular inspection by the homeowner, which is combined with our professional annual maintenance program.
You can help our NATE-certified technician ensure your HVAC unit is functioning at the maximum capacity year-round. We recommend monthly visual inspections of the air filter, ductwork, floor, wall, or ceiling registers (vents), and condenser coils.
Keep a roll of HVAC aluminum foil tape on hand for your HVAC duct inspection. Once you become familiar with your HVAC system, including ductwork, the inspection will not take longer than 15 minutes to complete. You may need to access your basement or crawlspace to inspect the duct. Low crawlspaces and basements are difficult to access. In this case, you can always rely on our technicians to do it for you.
The outside unit is exposed to the elements – UV sun rays, rain, moisture, snow, sleet, hail, wind, dirt, and other debris. If the HVAC unit is situated underneath trees, shrubs, and bushes, it will collect branches, leaves, pine needles, seeds, pieces of bark, flowers, and pinecones. It is crucial to keep the outside unit free of tree and shrub debris. Utilize a water hose or buckets of tap water to wash out the debris.
We also suggest keeping the outdoor unit free of grass clippings. Instead of utilizing a weedeater, which will throw grass clippings, dirt, and other debris inside the unit, we recommend grass shears. This will give you more control over the grass clippings during lawn maintenance tasks.
Extend The Service Life Of Your HVAC Unit With Our Preventive Maintenance Program
Our maintain program is highly recommended for all heating and air conditioning systems. We maintenance all HVAC systems, including the following:
- Heat pump
- Hybrid split unit
- Ductless HVAC unit
- Package HVAC unit
- Split HVAC unit
- Mini-split HVAC unit
- Window air conditioner
- Central air unit
- Electric furnace
- Electric wall and baseboard radiators
Our HVAC technicians are fully trained to maintain the top HVAC brands, including the following:
- American Standard
Keep Your HVAC System Energy-Efficient
Most HVAC brands sold in the United States are certified by Energy Star, a program backed by the federal government. Energy Star provides American consumers with reliable, unbiased, and credible data for specific appliances, including HVAC units. US government officials believe the Energy Star program helps consumers make informed purchasing decisions.
Many manufacturers partner with the US Environmental Protection Agency “EPA” to provide consumers with energy-efficient alternatives to fuel-hogging HVAC units. The EPA believes it is important to consumers to reduce their HVAC systems’ carbon footprints. Not only will this help America reduce its dependence on fossil fuels but also protect the environment from further damage to greenhouse gases. In the meantime, consumers can minimize their monthly electricity usage.
After several years of consistent use, HVAC systems become less efficient. Over time, the home’s electricity bill will gradually increase. The increases will most likely be minuscule, so they are not noticeable. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure your HVAC unit is efficient even after years of hourly operation. Our maintenance program is key to an older energy-efficient HVAC system.
Routinely replacing the air filter, flushing the outdoor unit, inspecting HVAC ductwork, and assessing the thermostat is a necessity. All these services and much more are included in our HVAC maintenance package.
How We Maintenance Home HVAC Systems?
As previously mentioned, we start with a full inspection of the entire HVAC system. A qualified NATE-certified technician will assess the system, starting with the air handling unit. This component is installed inside the home in a closet, cubbyhole, laundry room, or storage room. The technician will thoroughly clean the air handling until utilizing a vacuum cleaner to suction up loose debris. A stiff brush is utilized to break debris attached to the interior walls of the unit, followed by a thorough vacuuming.
The next step of the process is to inspect the air registers or vents in the ceiling, floor, or walls. The technician inspects the interior of the register to ensure the duct is fully intact.
The return air duct is also assessed for damage and debris. Once the return duct is thoroughly cleaned, the technician will move to the outdoor unit.
Our Residential HVAC Installation Services
Long Island, New York has four seasons – autumn, spring, winter, and summer. Long Island spring brings varying temperatures, ranging between 30 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (-1.11 and -21.11 degrees Celsius).
Long Island’s autumn temperatures vary between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (10 and 21.11 degrees Celsius). Winter temperatures are between 10 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit (12.22 and 4.44 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures range between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (15.55 and 26.66 degrees Celsius). Why are these temperature variances important for HVAC? They can determine the type of HVAC system your home needs to operate efficiently.
We will help you select an HVAC unit to replace your outdated system. We understand this purchase is a strain on your monthly budget. To ensure the new HVAC system does not break the bank, we will help you narrow down your options within your budget range.