Now that winter is nearly over, it is a good time to check out the status of your heating and cooling in central Kansas. K V K Inc. offers maintenance plans that cover two annual visits, new air filters, humidifier pads and a 10 percent discount off needed parts. Keeping up with maintenance assures good functioning throughout the year. Here is what your end-of-winter maintenance may look like today:
- Change air filters: Your air filters determine indoor air quality and help your HVAC appliances run efficiently. Depending on the elements in your home or business, you will change them out at least twice a year. Sometimes, this one step removes other alarming issues. Loud noises and bad smells frequently stop once you install fresh air filters. When you skip new filters, you will experience large utility bills at best or carbon monoxide leaks at worst. This is an easy maintenance task that offers several benefits.
- Check for damage: You likely did not inspect your furnace in the dead of winter. If it kept your home warm, everything probably seemed fine. However, even when it works well, your furnace can develop combustion chamber cracks that leave you vulnerable to carbon monoxide poisoning or an inevitable furnace failure. A shutoff valve prevents these catastrophic results, but if you have an older furnace, it does not come with this feature. Combustion cracks are not an issue to ignore for the long term. Many times, they require that you replace your furnace. You will enjoy a safer home or business if you address this immediately.
- Check belts and pulleys: The belts and pulleys support the functioning of your HVAC appliances. Just as in your car, these parts will wear out in time, especially if particularly cold or hot temperatures pushed your system to the brink. Part of the maintenance appointment involves checking the condition of belts and pulleys in case they need to be replaced.
- Inspect electrical connections: If your electrical connections are wearing out, you are more likely to experience fuse trips and systems that shut down at inopportune times. Wires wear out and fuses often need to be replaced. A maintenance inspection can reveal these problems before they cause a breakdown.
- Check thermostats and controls: Uneven heating through your home and the inability to hold temperature often suggest shortcomings with thermostats and controls. We can conduct tests to assure they are communicating with your furnace or air conditioning unit effectively.
- Discuss upgrade or replacement: If you need a new HVAC system, now is the time to do it, since temperatures are a little more consistent. Just like any other appliances, HVAC systems have a maximum useful life, and if you are investing more money in repairs than usual, it may be time to decide on a replacement. If you face high utility bills and extensive damage, a new Energy Star system will work better and save you money in the long run. This is also a chance to add new features like dehumidifiers and programmable thermostats.
For repair and maintenance of your heating and cooling in central Kansas, call K V K Inc. and schedule an appointment.
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