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3 Things Your HVAC Technician Checks During a Tuneup

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Scheduling regular tuneups is important to keep your furnace, air conditioner, and heat pump working properly. While visiting your Port Arthur, Texas, home, an HVAC technician will complete tasks like checking your thermostat and tightening electrical connections.

Check Thermostat Settings

You use your thermostat to control the temperature in your home and keep your family comfortable. If you have skewed thermostat settings, however, you won't be able to find the right temperature for the inside of your home.

During a regular tuneup visit, an HVAC technician checks your thermostat settings to make sure that when you choose your preferred temperature, the equipment responds properly. Ask your technician about using a programmable thermostat to save money on energy bills. By setting a different interior temperature when you're at home, away, and asleep, you can maximize your home's energy savings.

Clear the Condensate Drain

If your home has a central air conditioner or a heat pump, a technician will check the condensate drain during a maintenance visit. A blocked condensate drain affects the humidity level in your home and can cause water damage to your home.

Your air conditioner or heat pump removes humidity from your indoor air, sending the condensed water through the unit's condensate line. If mold and algae growth form inside the line, the buildup can lead to a blockage and cause a water leak.

Tighten Electrical Connections

Loose or damaged electrical connections can make an HVAC unit unsafe to operate, add stress to internal parts, and reduce the life of the unit.

During a tuneup, an HVAC technician will also check and tighten the electrical connections inside your furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump. Your technician will also measure the current and voltage on your unit's motor.

At Thermacon Service Company Inc., our technicians complete a thorough checklist of tasks during an HVAC system tuneup. Learn more about how our HVAC system maintenance services can keep your Port Arthur, Texas, home comfortable by calling 866-797-1535.

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