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How Car Maintenance is Like Furnace and Air Conditioner Maintenance

Posted by Casey on Apr 30, 2014 4:05:00 PM

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A car that breaks down on the road or won’t start, isn’t much different than a furnace or air conditioning unit that won’t turn on or malfunctions. Regular care of your automobile helps it last longer, perform better, and saves money in the long run. Do the same for your home, and everything in it, with regular heating and cooling unit maintenance.

Cars and homes are some of the most expensive purchases we make in our lifetime. Here’s some tips on how to maintain your home’s air conditioner and furnace:

Change Filter
Changing the filter in a furnace prolongs the life of the furnace heat exchanger and air conditioning compressor, while changing the air and fuel filter in your car keeps air flowing and impurities out. Keeping dirt and debris out of working parts is an important part of unit maintenance.

Maintain Cooling System
Clean the air conditioner outdoor unit coil to protect the compressor – the vital component. Scheduled vehicle coolant replacement ensures maximum heating and cooling system performance. If you maintain your cooling system, you will protect against overheating and wear caused by friction.

Check Fluids
Check your air conditioner compressor oil for moisture and acid to prevent future trouble. Test your automobile coolant and transmission fluid to keep your car running smoothly. Preventative maintenance such as this can save hundreds or thousands of dollars down the road.

Safety Check
A furnace safety check of ignition, gas and venting systems is important for safety as is a vehicle safety check of brake system, steering, exhaust system and fuel lines. Both cars and furnaces can make carbon monoxide and that is nothing to fool with.

Performance Test
Furnace combustion analysis and tune-up, and an air conditioner performance test help maintain peak efficiency. Similarly, automobile tests and tune-ups keep your car running at peak efficiency and can save money on fuel. It’s no secret that efficient systems are safer and save money.

Scheduled Service
Schedule an HVAC (heating, venting and air conditioning) system inspection by a professional technician just as you would have a qualified auto mechanic inspect your car. A trained eye can spot trouble when it’s minor and easy to fix, before it results in major component failure.

Preventative maintenance is money well spent. It insures reliable comfort and can be justified by the savings. Find and contact your local Stay Comfy heating and air conditioning specialist today.

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Topics: System Maintenance, Home Maintenance, Heating, Cooling, Energy Efficiency