Professional HVAC Maintenance in Houston
If there is one thing Houston, TX, is best known for, it would have to be the brutal summers we endure every year. The heat and the humidity in southeast Texas are legendary. They can take an enormous toll on our home’s HVAC systems. Without a regular schedule of HVAC maintenance in Houston, your heating and air conditioning system doesn’t stand a chance against the rough summer weather.
Like all other major appliances, your home’s HVAC system requires regular maintenance to keep operating at peak performance. Dirty filters, dusty vents, clogged condensate drain, and defective thermostats all can harm performance. Not to mention, it can dramatically increase your energy bills.
If you need HVAC maintenance, then look no further then Nick’s Plumbing, Sewer, and HVAC. We have over 40 years of experience and knowledge to service your system and answer your concerns. We will provide you with the peace of mind knowing your heating and A/C system is in the right good shape to get through our harsh summers.
What does Nick’s HVAC maintenance services include?
1. Visual Inspection of the Entire System
After almost a century of evolution, the best method for detecting a potential problem with your HVAC system is a thorough visual inspection. Nick’s Heating and Air technician will check all electrical and gas connections, tightening as needed. Components like compressors, condensers, and coils are all examined for wear, corrosion, or damage.
Refrigerant lines are checked for leaks, proper pressurization, and coolant type. Condenser coils are cleaned, measurements are taken and analyzed to diagnose any electrical issues, the condensate pump is cleaned. All exposed ductwork is inspected for any kinks, tears, or air leaks at the blower.
2. Change All Filters
One of the most overlooked methods of reducing energy bills and ensuring peak HVAC performance all year round is regularly changing filters. Clogged and dirty filters cause your HVAC system to work harder to keep your home comfortable. In turn, this causes premature wear and tear to your heating and air conditioning units.
Air conditioning filters need to be changed more frequently than once a year; in fact, most HVAC manufacturers call for a filter change every three months. If you’re unsure of where your HVAC filters are located or how to change them, your Nick’s Plumbing, Sewer, and HVAC technician will help you with that.
3. Furnace Maintenance
Even though it gets far less use here in the south, your furnace also needs attention during HVAC Maintenance in Houston. Gas lines, fuel burners, and exhaust vents are checked for proper operation and cleared of any accumulated debris.
4. Cleaning & Removing Debris
Dust and debris don’t just settle only in the filters. They also collect on blowers, condensing units, moving parts, and other critical parts of your HVAC system. Indeed, a light layer of dust is unavoidable, but too much debris can damage the HVAC system. At Nick’s, our maintenance professionals will take the time to clean all the accumulated dust and debris carefully. They’ll also ensure there’s no associated corrosive damage to the internal systems.
5. Check the condensate drain.
The condensate drain is located in your air conditioner and heat pump. It should be free of all clogs and any debris for it to operate correctly. Clogs can obstruct the flow of condensed water and cause moisture accumulation within the system. Excess moisture can cause mold, high levels of humidity on the property, water damage bacteria, and poor air quality. Our professional maintenance technicians will flush and clean the condensate drain to ensure all excess moisture flows away from the system.
6. Check the thermostat setting.
The majority of HVAC systems now have programmable thermostats that allow homeowners to control the temperature and set it on a schedule. This means you can set it on a lower temperature when you’re out of the house during the day—thereby allowing you to save money on your energy bill. Then when you return home, your programmable thermostat can automatically raise the temperature for you.
As part of our HVAC maintenance, one of our technicians will check the thermostat to ensure the actual temperature and the temperature on the thermostat matches. If there’s a difference in the temperature, the technician needs to access the HVAC’s health.
AC and Heating Maintenance Services:
Nick’s HVAC maintenance will help ensure that your heating and air conditioning system doesn’t cost too much to operate or wear out too soon. With proper maintenance, your home’s HVAC system can last up to twenty years. Without regular maintenance, home heating and air conditioning systems can start failing as early as two or three years after installation. Give us a call and let us help you enjoy all that your HVAC system has to offer.
We look forward to hearing from you!