Owning, or even sometimes renting, a home in Littleton, CO, requires general maintenance to keep your investment in working order. It’s really all about being prepared. Per Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Maintaining your home’s systems and appliances wards off emergency situations and costly repairs while extending your equipment’s life. Take the time and money to perform general maintenance on a regular basis. Many of the maintenance services require the knowledge, skills, and tools of a professional. During the maintenance or service call, our technician will alert you of a possible situation and make recommendations for correcting any issues that are discovered. Call Quality West Heating & Cooling to assist you in maintaining any of the following or to answer any questions you may have:
We highly recommend an annual check up and cleaning for your furnace. Typically the optimum time of year to perform the maintenance is the Fall, before you fire up your furnace for the cold weather. The purpose of the service tune-up is to keep your system running at top efficiency throughout the season, so you have heat whenever you need it. Our experienced technician will clean and check all the connections, controls, sensors, drains, motors, valves, and blowers, as well as your ignition assembly, thermostat(s). Following your tune-up, our technician will instruct you on anything you could do yourself as maintenance between our service visits. One absolute action you can take is to change your furnace filter with the correct replacement every few months. This goes a long way in extending the life of your furnace, as well as keeping your furnace repairs to a minimum and your indoor air quality high.
When you invest in a boiler system, you want to ensure it warms your home on a continued basis as efficiently as the day it was installed. You also want to do all you can to support the longevity of your system. Proper regular maintenance accomplishes both of these. A boiler is complex and requires a professional service on an annual basis to clean and check it. During your maintenance service, our professional technicians will clean and check your boiler’s burners, combustion chamber, heat exchanger, controls, vents, tank, pipes, belts, anode rods, connections, drains, linings, and all connected components, as well as your thermostat(s). Following your tune-up, our technician will instruct you on anything you could do yourself as maintenance between our service visits.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For air conditioners, an annual service and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the Spring. Our professional technician will check and/or clean the connections, coils, blower components, lines, refrigerant, drain, fuses, and thermostat(s), as well as lubricate all working parts. Maintenance you can do yourself between service visits is to remove any yard debris or vegetation from the top and sides of your outdoor air conditioner unit, as well as to keep it covered with an air conditioner cover or tarp in the winter.
Heat Pump Maintenance
For heat pumps, an annual service and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the Fall, just like furnaces and boilers. Our professional technician will check filters, blower, indoor coil, refrigerant, electric terminals, connections, motors, and belts, as well as lubricate all working parts. Be sure to change or clean the filter as needed. You should also clean the outdoor coils whenever they seem dirty, and keep yard debris and vegetation away from the unit.
Whole-House Humidifier Maintenance
For whole-house humidifiers, an annual service and cleaning is recommended, usually performed at the same time as your furnace service. Typically there isn’t much in the way of maintenance; however, our technician will change your humidifier pad (water panel) and clean any mineral buildup you may have (in the case of hard water). Ask our technician to show you how to dissolve the buildup on your own every few months to keep your humidifier working at top efficiency and prevent water leaks.
Air-Filtration System Maintenance
For air-filtration systems, regular maintenance is something you can perform on your own. Maintenance on an air-filtration system usually just means changing or cleaning the filter every three to six months. But you should check with the manufacturer’s specific recommendations. Changing or cleaning your filter on a regular basis will ensure the best filtration for your home as well as extend the life of the system. If you need any assistance or would like to install an air-filtration system, feel free to talk with one of our professionals at Quality West Heating & Cooling.
At Quality West Heating & Cooling, we’re here to assist you in maintaining your home’s comfort systems or to answer any of your questions about maintenance. Keeping your equipment in good working order allows you peace of mind to know they’ll be there when you need them. It also makes good financial sense to keep equipment serviced to help extend their life spans. Here in Littleton, CO, call us at 303.522.9597 to make an appointment now.
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Very pleased in having returned to Quality West to conduct the maintenance check-up
“I had a Rheem furnace installed in 2011 and had not scheduled any maintenance service until this year. Both my gas furnace and AC were inspected and tested as part of their service and although no major issues were identified, they conducted an effective and thorough service of my HVAC system. I had considered using one of the low cost, check-up services that I see with flyers in the mail but was very pleased in having returned to Quality West to conduct the maintenance check-up; they did a complete evaluation as opposed to the just a quick gloss over the system.
I valued the insights of the serviceman as well as his polite and professional manner.”
– Bruce L.
Quality West Heating & Cooling proudly provides HVAC service to Aurora, Centennial, Castle Pines, Cherry Hills Village, Denver, Englewood, Golden, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Parker, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 303.522.9597, or request service online today.