As summer winds down in the San Diego area, you will rely less on your air conditioning system to stay comfortable, but how confident are you that your HVAC system is ready for the autumn and winter? Tarpy Plumbing, Heating & Air offers routine HVAC maintenance services that are recommended at the beginning of autumn and spring. Although this may seem like an unnecessary expense, there are several reasons to have one of our technicians perform maintenance on your heating and cooling equipment.
1. Be Ready for Winter
The San Diego area has typically been a location that enjoys comfortable temperatures year-round, but climate change means that we have to adapt somewhat. There may be some unexpected winter conditions this year, similar to what occurred in Texas at the beginning of 2021. We want to make sure that your home is a safe and comfortable place for you and your family. Like many people in southern California, you are used to mild winter temperatures, so you may not think about the condition of your heating system or how to properly winterize your AC. Routine HVAC maintenance from Tarpy Plumbing, Heating & Air gets you ready for whatever the winter may bring.
2. Improve Heating Efficiency
Your heating system is designed to operate at a specific level of energy efficiency, but you should not assume that the system will run at this level without any attention. The manufacturer’s specifications for your HVAC equipment are based on ideal conditions in a testing lab environment, as well as the requirement that consumers perform the necessary maintenance. With our HVAC maintenance services, you can protect the efficiency rating, as well as improve efficiency for older models. Heating efficiency not only helps the equipment run as designed, but it also reduces your heating costs this winter.
3. Protect Your Cooling System
Cooler temperatures not only mean that it’s time to get your heating system ready, but your AC also needs to be prepared for the winter and months of not running. Our HVAC maintenance services include checking your AC for any signs of wear and tear that may need to be fixed before next spring. We also evaluate your home for any issues, such as uneven temperatures. Many issues that impact your AC will also affect your heating this winter.
4. Maximize Equipment Lifetime
Most heating and cooling systems are designed to last about 15 to 25 years, but you need to keep all the parts in excellent shape to help the equipment last this long. Our end-of-summer HVAC maintenance includes an inspection of the parts and components of your HVAC system, as well as checking fluid and lubricant levels. Doing so ensures that you get the most out of your heating and cooling systems for many years to come.
5. Good Indoor Air Quality
HVAC systems work by circulating air throughout your home. Before being pushed out through the vents and into the rooms, the air passes through filters to remove tiny airborne particles. If your filters are dirty or clogged, you will likely have an accumulation of dust, dirt, pet dander, bacteria, mold spores, and viruses floating around. This not only results in the particles landing on your floors and furniture, but your family inhales the particulates. End-of-summer HVAC maintenance includes replacement of your filters, and we can also recommend upgrades, such as HEP filters that trap approximately 99% of the smallest airborne particles.
6. Prevent Expensive Repairs
Taking care of small issues now prevents expensive repairs later in the year. As we perform the maintenance on your HVAC equipment, we also inspect each area for signs of trouble. We report our findings to you and recommend simple repairs that can be done during the same appointment. Believe it or not, something as simple as a broken broke can cause a domino effect that leads to expensive emergency repairs within a few months.
7. Be Comfortable This Winter
As you look forward to some cooler temperatures and the upcoming holiday season, you want to know that your family and guests will be comfortable. Having HVAC maintenance performed at the end of the summer or the first part of autumn ensures that your heating system will operate efficiently and keep you comfortable until the warmer temperatures return in the spring. We can also recommend updates to your current HVAC equipment, such as zone systems and programmable thermostats. Our technician will also check for any signs of energy loss and recommend easy ways to remedy these issues.
8. Avoid Emergencies
If you are used to the mild winter temperatures in San Diego, you may not have needed to be concerned about heating emergencies. As the climate becomes more unpredictable, heating failures will become less of an inconvenience and more of a true emergency for San Diego families. Our technicians take the time to thoroughly inspect your heating system to ensure that the equipment is ready to run in the coming months. We check the furnace, thermostats, ducts, vents, and other components. Because we know that your family’s welfare is at stake, we do not overlook or dismiss any detail. The technician reviews the findings with you, explains why the issues should be addressed, and provides an estimate for the work. In many cases, repairs can be done during the maintenance appointment. If the work is more extensive, we schedule another appointment at your convenience.
9. Peace of Mind
Given the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, peace of mind has become even more important for homeowners in the San Diego area. You deserve to have a winter and holiday season that celebrates friends and family without the stress that we all experienced in 2020. End-of-summer maintenance services from Tarpy Plumbing, Heating & Air are a great step to take to ensure that this year is far better than last year. You know that your heating system will work when you need it to, and your family can relax and enjoy each other’s company.
Don’t Forget Your Plumbing
Your plumbing system also needs routine maintenance to be ready for winter. If you would like our technician to provide tips and insights about how to protect your pipes, fixtures, and appliances during colder temperatures, let us know when you schedule the appointment. We will allow enough time for the technician to answer all of your questions and perform an inspection of your plumbing system. In the meantime, you should:
- Disconnect garden hoses and store them in a shed or garage.
- Check outdoor faucets for leaks.
- Wrap pipes in insulation to prevent freezing and burst pipes.
Learn More About End-of-Summer HVAC Maintenance
If you would like to learn more about our end-of-summer maintenance services, call Tarpy Plumbing, Heating & Air to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians. We are also here to help with any of your plumbing, heating, and air conditioning needs, including installations, repairs, and maintenance. Be sure to ask about our 24/7 emergency repair services.