Your Home HVAC Tune-Up Should Have These Steps

You rely on your HVAC system for home comfort all year round. The last thing you want is for the air conditioning to power down on a scorching summer day or the furnace to stop working on a cold winter night. The smartest way to stop your heating and cooling system from shutting down is to schedule a regular HVAC inspection with Chief/Bauer Service Experts

Why Does My HVAC System Have to Have Tune-Ups?

Your HVAC system sits behind ceilings and floors, so it’s not hard to forget about it. However, a mistreated system is probably going to perform less efficiently, stop working more regularly, and reach the end of its life cycle sooner.

The purpose of an HVAC tune-up is to keep your furnace and air conditioner running smoothly all season long.

In the process, you could likely:

  • Reduce your energy bills
  • Experience fewer costly repairs
  • Add years to your system’s life

Aside from that, it’s required by manufacturers to keep your warranty in good standing. As a result of these benefits, the fee of tuning up your HVAC system is an investment that pays for itself.

It’s advised to schedule maintenance once a year for each HVAC system. This means booking an appointment for your cooling every spring and having your furnace inspected and cleaned every fall. With this timing, you ready the right system to perform at its peak in the approaching cooling or heating season.

What to Expect During Air Conditioning and Furnace Checkups with Chief/Bauer Service Experts

When you call Chief/Bauer Service Experts for heating and cooling tune-ups, expect our NATE-certified repair techs to complete a thorough visual examination and cleaning. Your air conditioner or furnace may or may not need repairs, depending on what the technician discovers.

Here’s atotal list of the steps we take during a system inspection and Precision Tune-Up:

  1. Inspect and add a new air filter, if necessary
  2. Inspect open space around the equipment
  3. Validate installation quality
  4. Ensure proper system operation
  5. Adjust the thermostat
  6. Inspect safety controls
  7. Measure voltage and amperage
  8. Confirm start-up and heating/cooling cycles
  9. Check and clean blower components
  10. Measure system airflow
  11. Measure temperature rise
  12. Inspect and fasten all electrical connections
  13. Maintain all moving parts
  14. Measure and adjust the refrigerant charge, if necessary
  15. Inspect and clean the condenser and evaporator coils
  16. Inspect the condensate drain and administer biocide treatment, if needed

Schedule an HVAC Maintenance Call with Us Today

We are excited to offer outstanding air conditioning and furnace maintenance in Champaign. In addition to offering one-time visits, we also have HVAC service memberships to maximize the benefits of annual service. We make sure that our visit is a stress-free experience, with a courteous, seasoned team available to answer your questions and meet your needs. You can depend on us for Expert service backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!*

If you need to schedule your next furnace or AC tune-up, call us at 217-689-2469 to request an appointment with us today.


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