The EPA defines major repairs as “maintenance, service, or repair that involves the removal of the appliance.” Nobody wants to face repairs because they mean something has gone wrong. In summer, even thinking about “repairing the air conditioner” causes people to start sweating right away because they imagine their house becoming a combination of oven and greenhouse, at least until they have certified HVAC technicians to fix the problem. This is the big repair that we hope you can avoid. The compressor is, literally, the heart of an air conditioning system, because it is where energy is transferred to the refrigerant to circulate through the air conditioner to create heat exchange.
A compressor is under enormous pressure during the summer, and wear and tear on its parts and engine can cause it to overheat and burn over time. Replacing the compressor is an expensive repair, and it is often more cost-effective for people to install a new air conditioner. Annual spring maintenance is the best way to avoid this. If you notice that the air conditioner starts hard or makes creaking noises in the outdoor cabinets, have it repaired to avoid a compressor failure.
Ice should never appear on the air conditioner. If it begins to form along the inner evaporator coil, turn off the air conditioner and call repair technicians. They will unfreeze the coil and find out what other repairs need to be done to prevent it from happening again. You can't prevent every possible cause of an icy overcoil, but changing the HVAC system's air filter routinely (every 1 to 3 months) will avoid one of the most common reasons why this happens.
HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. What is HVAC maintenance? Think of maintaining heating, ventilation and air conditioning as like going to a checkup at the doctor's office. The doctor will review all the operating parts to ensure that they are working optimally so that you feel your best. We'll do the same with your climate system so you don't have to worry about its performance on stifling hot days or during unexpected cold snaps.
As long as regular HVAC adjustments are made to your system, you'll be less likely to need expensive and invasive repairs. By performing biannual maintenance for your HVAC systems, you can save money on repair or replacement service. You'll enjoy lower utility bills, more temperature control, and fewer general repairs with a properly maintained HVAC unit. HVAC maintenance is the process of maintaining the heater or air conditioner by inspecting, cleaning, testing, or even repairing and replacing system components.
There are a couple of factors that determine the cost of HVAC maintenance, and some of them include the age of the unit, the complexity of the system, the size of the system, the length of service, the time of year, if any repairs need to be performed, and how often the system is maintained.