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August 10, 2018

Preventative Maintenance: How To Save Money & Prep For Fall

August 10, 2018 | Blog

Can you believe it’s already August and back to school is on the horizon? Make it stop! As you are slowly getting organized for the fall, we encourage you to add Preventative Maintenance to your to-do list.

We talk a lot about Preventative Maintenance around here, and I’m sure you’ve heard our technicians suggest getting onto a Preventative Maintenance Plan with Go Green. However, the topic of regular system maintenance remains a mystery to many. So, we are here to clarify and stress the importance of preventative maintenance.

What is Preventative Maintenance?

Your A/C unit is a mechanical system that requires regular system maintenance – just like your car. Cars, too, can operate for long periods of time without regular maintenance but, as we all know, that’s not an effective long-term strategy for extending the reliability and longevity of your vehicle. The same logic applies to your A/C unit.

Our goal with preventative maintenance is to help you get the most out of your unit, maintain comfort in your home, and avoid any surprising and costly breakdowns. It is also important to note that many A/C manufacturers will only honor your limited warranty if you have had your unit regularly maintained.

What’s Involved in a Preventative Maintenance Check?

Go Green performs preventative maintenance checks in the spring and fall. The spring check gets you geared up for the hot summer and the fall check ensures you’ll be warm and cozy all winter long.

During our spring check, the technicians will:

  • Pressure wash or chemically clean the outdoor condensing coil
  • Check that all electrical components are performing at optimal operating conditions
  • Clear drain lines
  • Oil all fan motors
  • Check refrigerant charges

During our fall check, the technicians will:

  • Check for carbon monoxide leaks
  • Adjust gas pressure
  • Check that all electrical components are performing at optimal operating conditions
  • Oil all fan motors

Benefits of Preventative Maintenance

Ensuring that your system is properly maintained is all upside for the homeowner! Here’s why:

  • Your home is safer and healthier with improved indoor air quality
  • Improved system efficiency means you will be saving money on your monthly energy bills
  • When your system isn’t overworking, it consumes less energy and is more environmentally friendly, reducing your carbon footprint
  • Significantly minimizes your risk of costly and catastrophic system failure

Hopefully, we’ve de-mystified preventative maintenance for you and stressed the importance of regular system maintenance. Along with bi-annual service checks, make sure that you are changing or cleaning out your air filters as recommended by manufacturer guidelines (most filters need to be changed monthly).

Give us a call to pre-schedule your fall maintenance check now, or if you’d like to learn more. We’re always happy to help out our clients!

XO,
Anna

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