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Email: MT Vernon HVAC

What Routine Maintenance do I Need Help With?

Think about how you take care of your car. Sure, most people can handle the little stuff - checking and topping off fluids, keeping tires inflated to the correct pressure, changing the wiper blades. But, to keep your car operating at its best, you need an occasional tune-up from a trained professional.

Your heating and cooling system is no different. To get the most performance and longest life from your system, it's a good idea to have a professional perform routine checks in the spring and in the fall.

Spring maintenance
In the spring, Mt. Vernon can typically check a heat pump or air conditioner for all or some of the following:
  • operating pressures
  • refrigerant charge
  • filter condition
  • compressor
  • fan motor
  • capacitors
  • belts
  • crankcase heaters
  • coils cleaning
  • lubrication of moving parts
Fall maintenance
In the fall, you can expect Mt. Vernon to check your furnace in the following areas:
  • burner and pilot assemblies
  • cracks in the heat exchanger
  • check the pilot thermocouple
  • examine the filter and check vent piping
  • test the electronic ignition
  • test the fan
  • test the limit switch
  • burner adjustments
  • measure manifold gas pressure
  • measure temperature rise
  • carbon monoxide test
  • set the heat anticipator
  • check and adjust belt tension
  • examine the draft diverter
  • lubricate the fan motor