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Time for a tuneup


March 29, 2017   By Jessica Yourko in Customer Care

Regular heat pump maintenance can add service life to your unit and is particularly benefit in the salty air found along the Grand Strand.

Spring has sprung.  It is time for naps in the hammock and picnics in the park.

Looking at the weather forecast for the upcoming week, it is safe to assume that warm weather is in our very near future.

Fortunately for us, winter was short (maybe even nonexistent) this year. This past weekend was absolutely gorgeous and I found myself caught up in the familiar struggle of “do I?” or “don’t I?” I am sure you probably wrestled with it a little as well. Do I turn on my air conditioning and cool the house a little quicker or don’t I? Should I just open the windows and let the breeze blow through?

Trying to hang on to lower electric bills for a little longer, we decided on the open window option. 

Recognizing that temps are just going to rise and your a/c will be operating at full speed very soon, right now is the time to call your HVAC (heat pump) company and schedule a spring tuneup on your unit. Making sure to schedule a tuneup before it gets steamy outside and before your contractor gets too busy is key. Spring HVAC tuneup techs usually:

  • Check and change the air filter for the air handler
  • Oil motors and check for belt wear
  • Clean evaporator coils
  • Measure the amount of refrigerant in the system
  • Evaluate ductwork and seal any leaks
  • Test and recalibrate the thermostat when necessary

Just like your car, regular maintenance is the best way to avoid breakdowns on your unit. Having a unit operating in peak condition will likely increase efficiency, extend operating life and help you avoid expensive repairs later on.

To find a Santee Cooper Trade Ally to help with the tuneup and for other tips on how to stay comfy this spring, visit us here or stop by one of our retail offices today.