Are you planning a trip during the holidays? Perhaps you are traveling to visit family out of town or you are jumping on a plane for vacation. Whatever the case may be, it is critical to make sure your HVAC system is good to go before you go. We know it is a busy time of year already, and here are four reasons why you should schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment before leaving town.
- Ensure your HVAC system is properly running
During a maintenance appointment with Stiles Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing, our NATE-certified technicians ensure your HVAC system is running smoothly and efficiently (NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, the leading program for certification of technicians in the HVAC industry). The last thing you want is to worry about a malfunction or issue while you are away from your home.
The technician will:
- Inspect the unit and its wiring;
- Clean and lubricate all unit components as needed;
- Check the fuel line and fuel levels;
- Test the pilot light and calibrate pressure in the fuel line;
- Clean all portions of the fuel line and pilot light mechanism;
- Calibrate the unit, so that it provides reliable, efficient service; and
- Identify any potential mechanical issues or repair needs.
If you haven’t already done so, your HVAC technician can also change your air filter, so the HVAC system isn’t working harder than it needs to while you are gone and isn’t circulating dirty air around your house.
- Check your HVAC system for repair needs
The HVAC technician will inspect your system for any issues in need of repair. By making sure your HVAC system is not in a compromised condition, you don’t run the risk of returning home to a broken down furnace or air conditioner, a water leak or a fire. Even if everything is working well, this kind of preventative HVAC maintenance is important for the life of your HVAC system, addressing any issues before they turn into expensive repairs or replacements.
- Have peace of mind
Knowing your air conditioner or furnace will operate properly and efficiently while you are away gives you peace of mind that you won’t run into an emergency situation upon your return. Nothing can rob you of the joy of a holiday trip than returning to stressful circumstances.
- Get questions answered
Perhaps you have questions about how best to run your HVAC system while you are out of town, the best type of air filter to use or what temperature to set the thermostat to when you are gone. Maybe you want to install a programmable or smart thermostat that you can use to schedule temperature settings and update remotely. Our HVAC technicians can answer your questions and help with thermostat installation as well.
Contact Stiles Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing to schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment before your holiday travel plans to make sure your HVAC system is working properly and safely while you are away. You will be glad you did, so you can focus on celebrating the holidays with family and friends and not worrying about your HVAC system at home.