Preventative maintenance can be a game changer in the life of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your Washington home.
Replacing air filters, cleaning equipment, inspecting parts for potential problems, and testing for leaks and cracks can prevent inconvenient breakdowns and costly repairs. Preventative maintenance is crucial if you want your HVAC equipment to run efficiently and to last longer. It is one of the best ways to protect your investment in your Bremerton home’s heating and cooling system.
Let Dana’s Heating & Cooling keep your HVAC system in top shape through scheduled inspections, tune-ups, and cleanings.
We are a family-owned HVAC company, and our specialists are certified by North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the nation’s largest nonprofit certification program for HVAC technicians. Our experienced professionals also have earned certification from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and from Performance Tested Comfort Systems (PTCS) for our knowledge of heat pumps and duct systems. Our Dana’s Heating & Cooling electricians are licensed and compliant with Washington State.
What Is Involved in Maintenance?
We are well versed in every kind of HVAC system, and we take account of manufacturer recommendations when addressing your maintenance needs. Our professional team strongly recommends an annual spring air conditioner checkup and a fall tune-up for your furnace. Heat pumps, which handle both heating and cooling, should be inspected twice a year.
You will avoid mineral buildup that can slow water flow in your tankless water heater if you have us flush the system annually. Your ductwork will benefit from a cleaning every five years, with inspections and possible sealing repairs every two years. We will inspect your equipment for leaks, cracks, worn parts, and cleanliness before we perform a thorough cleaning, tune-up, and filter replacement.
Ask one of our Dana’s Heating & Cooling professionals what you can do to keep your HVAC system running smoothly in between professional cleanings and tune-ups. Changing your furnace filter every few months, removing debris from around your air conditioner (AC) or heat pump, and covering your air conditioner during the winter are a few recommended do-it-yourself (DIY) tasks.
Leave the professional maintenance work to our experts. Our team has the knowledge and experience to safely work with both oil and gas furnaces, water heaters, heat pumps, and air conditioning systems.
HVAC Maintenance Repairs
During a routine maintenance visit, we can identify potential problems before they become major repair issues or total system breakdowns. Preventative maintenance enables us to provide a proactive solution. It will also keep you compliant with your manufacturer’s warranty.
However, if you ever suspect your HVAC system needs a repair, call our Dana’s Heating & Cooling experts for a prompt diagnosis and cost estimate. You can trust us to recommend a practical solution, and we will never try to sell you equipment or services you do not need. Our trained professionals keep abreast of the latest in HVAC trends and technology so we can do the job right the first time.
Ask us about our Ultimate Savings Agreement (USA), our preventative maintenance program that provides discounts and other benefits while keeping your HVAC equipment in top shape.
How often do I need to schedule tune-ups for my furnace and air conditioner?
At Dana’s Heating & Cooling, we recommend annual tune-ups for your furnace and air conditioner. Scheduling a spring tune-up for your air conditioner and a fall tune-up for your furnace will help keep your equipment running at peak efficiency for years to come.
How about tune-ups for my heat pump?
For your heat pump, we recommend scheduling a tune-up once in the spring and a second one in the fall. Your heat pump essentially does the job of your furnace and air conditioner, and therefore works twice as hard.
Do you have any DIY maintenance tips?
Yes! Our first tip is to regularly change your air filter. Replacing your furnace filters at least every 90 days has so many benefits, but it’s especially important during your spring HVAC maintenance. These filters work hard to catch all the dust, dirt, allergens, pet dander, hair, and other particles and pollutants and keep them from circulating throughout your home. Our professionals at Dana’s Heating & Cooling can offer advice on which filter rating works best with your particular system.
Our second tip is to maintain a two-foot clearance area around your outdoor air conditioner condenser or heat pump unit. Clear the area of weeds and other debris to get the best performance from your system.
What about maintenance for my tankless water heater?
All major manufacturers of tankless water heaters recommend annual maintenance and a flush of their products in the operating manual provided with the appliance. The recommendation is made because calcium and other minerals can line the tubing and heat exchanger inside the tankless water heater and slow the water flow—as well as inhibit the performance of the water heater. The harder the water is, the more likely an annual flush and maintenance become necessary.
How can I maintain my air ducts?
Air ducts are like a superhighway delivering fresh air to every room in your home. Industry standards recommend you have your air ducts inspected for cleanliness, cracks, and leaks every two years, and that you have your ducts cleaned every five to seven years or less. By having your air ducts cleaned regularly, you will help improve the indoor air quality in your home and enhance the efficiency of your HVAC system, which may reduce energy bills.
Call Your Maintenance Experts Today
Purchasing HVAC equipment can be a significant expense—at Dana’s Heating & Cooling, we want to do everything possible to ensure you get the most value from your investment. Maintaining the system in your Bremerton ,Washington, home is just as important as oil changes and brake checkups for your vehicle.
Call 360.226.7369 or request service online today to learn more about preventative maintenance and how our team can help create a comfortable and healthier environment for you and your loved ones.