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Understanding Furnace and AC Maintenance Plans

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Repairs aren’t the only reason you should call an HVAC contractor. Like all machines, HVAC systems need regular maintenance to help optimize their performance and extend their life span. Nowadays, you can conveniently schedule routine tune-ups by getting heating and cooling maintenance plans. But, what exactly do these plans entail? Read on to understand what type of services they can include.

  • Changing or Cleaning Filters
    Every 3 months, HVAC filters need to be replaced or cleaned, depending on whether you use disposable or washable variants. If you have pets or people in your household that are prone to allergies, you can have the filters changed or washed more often to help maintain your home’s air quality.
  • Clearing Indoor Vent Openings
    Indoor vent openings need to be clear of any obstructions to ensure proper airflow to the HVAC system. The maintenance team can check if any changes in the home, like furniture relocation, block these vents.
  • Removing Debris From the Outdoor Unit
    The outdoor unit, which contains the condenser, is exposed to the elements. Dirt and debris enter the unit through its numerous openings and also accumulate on its exterior. It must be regularly cleaned to optimize its performance and restore airflow.
  • Checking Electrical Connections
    An essential part of a typical furnace and AC tune-up session is to inspect the system’s electrical connections. Maintenance professionals can help you find and repair loose wiring or faulty connections, which can be fire and electrocution hazards.
  • Inspecting the Thermostat
    The thermostat measures and regulates the temperature in your home. If it is broken or improperly calibrated, it will be difficult to control how hot or cold it should be at home. Most maintenance plans include inspecting and recalibrating the thermostat to ensure optimal system performance.

Get in Touch With Roth Heating & Air
Do you want to learn more about heating and cooling maintenance plans? Reach out to Roth Heating & Air in Wichita. Our team of professional HVAC technicians can recommend a care program for your specific system and explain the different parts of our maintenance agreement.