Exceptional furnace maintenance and air conditioner repair for Mishawaka, South Bend, Elkhart, Plymouth, Columbia City, Warsaw, Ft. Wayne, LaPorte, Indiana and Niles, Michigan Have you seen Home Comfort Experts’ yellow service van in your neighborhood?
Every day, we’re performing furnace and AC maintenance on heating and air conditioning systems from LaPorte to Plymouth, Fort Wayne to Warsaw and all points in between! Our team also provides furnace servicing, repairs, and tune-ups.
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If your home needs air conditioning and furnace maintenance, contact Home Comfort Experts.
Do You Need AC and Furnace Maintenance Services? We’re Your Leading HVAC Maintenance Provider
While many homeowners know the importance of annual furnace maintenance, not everyone takes the recommendation seriously. However, without routine maintenance, you can face costly repairs and replacements down the road.
The only way to know for sure if your heater is running safely and effectively is to have your system checked by our professionals. Aside from ensuring your comfort throughout the year, below are some of the benefits of regular AC and system heating system maintenance:
Maintain healthy air quality.
Routine maintenance is a critical part of maintaining healthy air indoors. Ideally, air filters need to be changed at least every 90 days. It is important to remember that debris and dirt can also build up in other parts of the heating system, so make sure to get in touch with our professionals to have it checked thoroughly.
Over time, dirt, dust, and pollutants can clog your air filter and make the spring allergy season last until summer. If you are sensitive to dust or you have allergies, getting routine AC maintenance should rank high in your list. Getting your air duct cleaned regularly is also a great idea.
Reduced energy consumption.
A well-tuned and well-maintained heater will use less energy and is more efficient. Some studies have shown that annual maintenance can save you as much as 30 percent. If you invest in a programmable thermostat, you will enjoy more savings.
Aside from having your heating system maintained regularly, there are also other ways you can keep energy consumption low. For example, changing your filters regularly can also help you save money.
Clean furnace filters can help guarantee you enjoy your desired temperature without spending a fortune. It is also important that you ensure proper workflow so you won't strain your heater. A strained one will require frequent repairs.
On the other hand, your air conditioner will become less effective and efficient without annual maintenance. Unfortunately, even a slight drop in efficiency can increase your energy bills significantly. Each hour that your AC is running at 5 to 10 percent efficiency, you will be paying more money for less cooling.
Prevent breakdowns and repairs.
Routine maintenance can help ensure your HVAC system remains in top condition. Without one, you might require repairs for issues such as:
- Unusually high energy bills
- Heater blowing cold air
- Heater shuts off frequently
- Heater water leaks
- Carbon monoxide leaks
Also, an estimated 80% of repairs could have been easily avoided with routine AC maintenance. If you notice spotty cooling throughout your home, it can be a telltale sign you are due for AC maintenance.
Extend the life of your system.
The cleaner and better maintained your heating system is, the longer it can last. To ensure its longevity, we will clean, check, and test all the elements so we can fix any issues before they complicate. Extending the lifespan of your heater can also mean more savings for you.
As a homeowner, one of your main goals should be to enjoy your AC for many years before needing to replace it. Each year your air conditioner goes without a tune-up, it has to work harder than usual to cool your home. This can mean more wear-and-tear, more runtime, and more energy used.
Are AC and Furnace Tune-ups Important?
Your heating system works very hard during the cold months. If maintained properly, you will enjoy lower utility bills, improved safety, fewer repairs, less fuel consumption, and more savings.
Regular AC maintenance should be done once each year (in the early spring). Since you won’t know when the first hot weekend will occur, ensure your tune-up is done before you turn your AC on for the first time.
What Does a Furnace Tuneup Look Like?
Furnace tuneups are for everyone. As a fuel-burning appliance, your furnace should be maintained by a professional on an annual basis -- regardless of age (even if it's brand-new).
Home Comfort Experts Operations Manager James Olesen meets in a Granger, IN, home with The 5-7-4 and More reporter Casey Daniels from WSBT to show homeowners what a furnace tuneup looks like.
Is Your Heater Failing? Warning Signs to Look Out For
High energy bill
Increased illness symptoms
Heaters can filter out bacteria, dirt, and foreign materials in your indoor air. A defective one can significantly compromise indoor air quality and cause flu-like symptoms and conditions.
A furnace exhaust that is not controlled accordingly can also cause a build-up of harmful gasses. When you have a cracked heat exchanger, carbon monoxide can also leak and cause adverse health effects.
Unusually loud noises
If you are not getting adequate heating, chances are you have a defective heater. The same is true if you also notice cold spots in different parts of your house. Heating system problems can be attributed to many causes, including pilot light and heat exchanger issues.
If you notice cold spots at home, give us a call right away and we will send our professionals your way immediately. Our friendly and highly skilled technicians will get to the root of the problem, fix it, and get everything up and running in no time!
House having trouble staying warm or cool?
Not Sure if You Should Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner or Furnace?
Should you repair or replace your air conditioner or furnace? Take this short quiz, and get answers from the experts at Home Comfort Experts! We’ll also offer some tips and advice on what you can do to keep your furnace and air conditioning systems operating at peak efficiency.
Why Is Maintenance of Your Home’s Heating and Air Conditioning Systems So Important?
Detect deadly carbon monoxide in gas furnaces.
20-Point Inspection | Furnace
- Camera inspection of furnace heat exchanger
- Measure and adjust gas pressure for peak efficiency
- Vacuum blower compartment
- Test ignition system for safe & proper operation
- Test safety & control circuits for proper operation
- Test exhaust system for proper venting
- Measure temperature differences – supply/return
- Inspect and adjust fan belt tension
- Calibrate & level thermostat
- Brush, clean or vacuum heat exchangers
- Brush, clean or vacuum burners
- Test furnace flame for safe burn operation
- Inspect standard throwaway filter
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Measure amperage and voltage of blower motor
- Tighten and inspect electrical wiring
- Clean upper and lower combustion vents
- Test for natural gas leaks
- Clean exterior
- Inspect for combustibles around furnace.
20-Point Inspection | Air Conditioning
- Calibrate & level thermostat.
- Clean filters.
- Monitor volts/amps on fan motor.
- Lubricate and inspect bearing for wear, if applicable.
- Sanitize indoor coil if accessible.
- Flush condensate drain.
- Inspect condenser coil.
- Monitor operating pressures of refrigerant.
- Inspect safety devices for proper operation.
- Inspect disconnect box for proper rating and installation.
- Tighten electrical connections.
- Test/inspect contactors for burned, pitted contacts.
- Inspect electrical for exposed wiring.
- Test and inspect capacitors.
- Inspect fan blade.
- Clean condenser coil/remove debris.
- Check in service valves for proper operation.
- Measure temperature difference – supply/return.
- Inspect duct work for energy loss.
- Monitor compressor for proper amperage, volt draw and wiring connections.
Did you know?
In the Indiana and Michigan area, we have seven months in the heating season: October through April.
That works out to 210 heating days and 5040 heating hours. Each hour your furnace runs, it turns on and off an average of four times, so over the heating season, your furnace cycles on and off 20,160 times. If your furnace is 10 years old, it has cycled on an off 201,600 times. Just like a car with lots of mileage, you may need to replace your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable and safe.