Winston-Salem HVAC Maintenance
‘Winston-Salem, North Carolina is a gorgeous city, and our team here at Superior Mechanical, Inc. is proud to have served its wonderful residents, homeowners, and businesses as the premier option for HVAC heating and air services for over 30 incredible years. Due to its geographical location, Winston-Salem enjoys a rich climate with robust, warm summers and cold, brisk winters.
While perfect for the hundreds of thousands that call the city home, the fluctuating temperature patterns in the Winston-Salem area can be less than optimal for HVAC units that must chill or warm homes quickly and efficiently. For years, we’ve serviced clients in and around Wake County, replacing or repairing units that have simply been overworked. Fortunately, there is a way to ensure the climate’s demands don’t get the best of your HVAC unit. Through AC maintenance, heating maintenance, and regular service of your air conditioning systems, you can keep your home comfortable in the winter and summer months with ease!
The importance of maintenance for your heating and cooling systems
Just like any machine, your HVAC unit requires some TLC to keep it operating at high efficiency. Winston-Salem summers and winters aside– no matter what the climate of the location you live in is, air conditioning and heating systems can only do so much if not properly maintained. With regularly scheduled preventative maintenance in place, you can make sure your heating and air conditioning remain in top shape for longer, and, perhaps more importantly, keep your home comfort level where you want it to be.
While some maintenance for your heater or air conditioner can be performed on your own, we always advise leveraging the knowledge, resources, and experience of a certified HVAC contractor or HVAC technician to help you maintain your unit properly. Your HVAC contractor can perform a number of routine checks and fixes that can save energy and reduce energy costs, increase indoor air quality, and lower energy bills significantly.
Some of these maintenance processes include:
Assessing the state of costly HVAC electrical components: Corroding or damaged wiring can be a dangerous and costly issue if not caught in time to be fixed quickly and safely. Experienced HVAC contractors search for tricky wires and root out common problem spots to ensure all wiring and electrical components in HVAC equipment remain in pristine working order.
Maintaining mechanical parts of heating and air conditioning equipment: From a condenser coil, heat pump, or humidifier to belts, fan blades and air ducts, there are a host of moving parts and processes involved in any air conditioning system. Regular preventative maintenance ensures these parts stay rust and damage free– whether that means replacing, repairing, or simply cleaning them. The mechanical framework of any HVAC system is the key to effective heating and cooling of a home, and an experienced HVAC technician knows just what it takes to keep all of the integral components functioning like the well oiled machine they’re a part of!
Reducing waste and energy output: In the summer months, most homeowners want to keep the cool air in. In the winter months, they want to keep the cool air out. Ironically, there’s one thing that can stop both things from happening: improperly sealed windows, doors, and air ducts. Through regular maintenance checks, your HVAC contractor can eliminate costly leaks and improve air retention by identifying and repairing leaks in your home. These repairs can save you hundreds of dollars a month in unnecessary energy costs, while ensuring comfort and optimal air flow through the house during Winston Salem’s winter and summer months.
While every process listed may not be necessary on every maintenance inspection, an experienced HVAC company like ours ultimately knows which processes to use and which steps to take in order to identify issues before they become costly, dangerous, or both. Maintenance can certainly be done on your own, but trusting service experts like ours to take care of the more complicated maintenance tasks ensures quality return on your investment.
Simple, impactful HVAC maintenance you can do on your own
Many of our Winston-Salem clients employ our talented team members to handle the more robust heating and cooling system maintenance. There are a few things that we encourage them to do on their own in order to both keep maintenance and repair costs down and ensure their air conditioning units are operating efficiently during the months we’re not there. Those processes including clearing debris and shrubbery from the outside units, replacing the air filter every three months, where applicable, and routinely checking programmable thermostats for any signs of errors or issues. This simple system maintenance takes very little time, but can complement the work our technicians complete when they perform their maintenance services, and is a part of a well rounded maintenance routine that can keep your heating and cooling system in great shape for years to come.
What makes our AC and heating maintenance process different
As a company that’s serviced North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad area for several years now, our contractors have the unique advantage of practical knowledge and real world experience in regards to how best to maintain your HVAC unit. Unlike other HVAC repair or HVAC installation companies that merely know the machines they work on, our knowledge of the homes, the climate, and even the topography of the Winston-Salem area and other areas we service means we can adopt a truly holistic approach to HVAC maintenance. Our contractors look for the most cost effective ways to increase our client’s comfort levels, leveraging the knowledge of how we’ve helped other, similar homes do the same in and around the area. This approach allows us to keep our costs to a minimum while maximizing the impact we have on your home air conditioning or heating. At Superior Mechanical, Inc., we don’t view what we do simply as air conditioner service. Instead, we see our job as a means to helping our clients get the maximum value out of their homes. Contact us today to schedule a maintenance inspection and future HVAC maintenance service!