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SureTech’s Guide to Keeping Your HVAC in Prime Condition All Year

Welcome to SureTech Heating & Cooling’s comprehensive guide to seasonal HVAC maintenance. As a homeowner or property manager, ensuring the efficiency and longevity of your HVAC system is a top priority. Our tips for each season are designed to help you keep your system running smoothly, saving on energy costs and preventing untimely breakdowns. From the refresh of spring to the chill of winter, we’ve got you covered with professional insights on how to maintain your HVAC throughout the year.

Seasonal Maintenance Tips for Your HVAC System

Spring Checklist

Spring ushers in a perfect time for maintenance to ensure your HVAC system is ready for the warmer months ahead.

  • Air Filter Changes: Replace or clean your HVAC air filters every 30-90 days to improve air quality and system efficiency.
  • Thermostat Checks: Test your thermostat’s accuracy and consider upgrading to a programmable model for better energy management.
  • System Tests: Run your air conditioning on a warm day to identify any operational issues early on.

Summer Tips

As the heat intensifies, your HVAC system’s cooling efficiency becomes critical.

  • Clean the Outdoor Unit: Remove debris and trim foliage around the unit to improve airflow and efficiency.
  • Check Refrigerant Levels: Incorrect refrigerant levels can reduce the efficiency of your system and increase energy costs.
  • Duct Inspection: Ensure ducts are sealed properly to prevent loss of cool air and increased energy bills.

Fall Preparation

Fall is the perfect time to prepare your HVAC system for the colder months to ensure it’s efficient and reliable.

  • Seal Air Leaks: Use weather stripping or caulk to seal leaks around windows and doors, improving comfort and reducing heating costs.
  • Inspect the Combustion Chamber: For systems with a furnace, check the chamber for cracks and clean it to ensure efficient operation.
  • Test Safety Controls: Ensure safety controls and the thermostat are functioning properly to prevent hazards.

Winter Readiness

With winter’s arrival, keeping your home warm and comfortable is essential.

  • Ensure Proper Insulation: Check the insulation in your attic and walls to maintain heat and reduce heating costs.
  • Test Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Ensure carbon monoxide detectors are working properly to prevent dangerous situations.
  • Check for System Leaks: Inspect your HVAC system for leaks, which can significantly reduce efficiency.

Professional Maintenance

While these tips can help you maintain your HVAC system, some tasks require a professional touch. SureTech Heating & Cooling, located in Vancouver, Washington, offers comprehensive maintenance services to keep your system in peak condition. Whether it’s a seasonal tune-up, repair, or a complete system overhaul, our experienced technicians are here to assist.

  • Professional Inspections: Schedule regular professional inspections to detect and resolve issues before they lead to costly repairs.
  • Expert Repairs: When your system needs more than routine maintenance, trust our technicians to provide thorough and reliable repairs.
  • Energy Efficiency Upgrades: Considering an upgrade? We can advise on energy-efficient models that save money and improve comfort.

At SureTech Heating & Cooling, we understand the importance of a well-maintained HVAC system. For peace of mind and to extend the life of your system, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for all your maintenance and repair needs. Let’s work together to keep your HVAC system running efficiently all year round.


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