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What to Expect During an HVAC Tune Up

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on September 10, 2018

windowvsac.pngAre you taking the initiative to keep your heating and cooling system in great shape by scheduling semi-annual HVAC tune ups?

Whether you’re proactive and have it scheduled or are considering a tune up, it’s good to know what to expect!

Not all tune ups are created equally. In fact that $59 tune up may seem like an awesome deal - until you find out it only includes a small checklist of items.

Benefits of Regular HVAC Tune-Ups Can Help:

  • Save Money
  • Extend the Life of Equipment
  • Keep You Comfortable all Summer & Winter Long.

The Most Thorough HVAC Tune-Up in Richmond, VA

Our HVAC system maintenance visit includes a 32-point inspection and safety check!

At Howell’s, your comfort is our top priority.

It’s important that your heating and cooling system is working at its most efficient and that it’s ready to handle whatever Mother Nature decides to toss its way. We know she can be finicky, with temps in the 40s one day and 70s the next.

And if any of you have experienced a below freezing or 100 degree day with an air conditioner or heat pump that’s out of commission, you can understand why having it checked prior to summer and winter is so necessary.

There’s nothing quite like sticking to your couch in the summer or having to adorn 10 blankets in the winter to prevent hypothermia. Isn’t it great when you don’t have to think about whether it’s going to work – you just know you can count on it.

HVAC Tune UpSo what can you expect during your tune up?

After you schedule your tune up at a time that is convenient for you, it’s a good idea to be home for the actual appointment.

At Howell’s Heating and Air, we like to stay in communication with our customers so you know who is on the way and when.

We all know what it’s like to have a tight schedule and we want to get you on your way as quick as possible. On the date and time of your tune up, one of our certified NATE technicians will arrive to perform a thorough inspection along with a safety check.

How long does a HVAC tune up last?

Schedule Your Tune UpOn average, a tune up takes about an hour, providing there are no serious issues uncovered. One way to keep surprises at bay is to make preventive maintenance a priority.

Your heat pump, air conditioner, or furnace is a significant investment in your home and in the comfort of your family.

What’s included in an HVAC Service Visit?

Howell's Heating & Air's exclusive 32-point inspection and safety check is unmatched in the Richmond Area. No other HVAC contractor includes everything that we do.

We want to make sure that your system saves you money, lasts longer, and continues to provide you and your family a healthy environment.

Our tune ups include:

Checking the Condition of HVAC:

  • Fan Blades
  • Motor Bearings
  • Indoor and Outdoor Electrical Connections
  • Contractors
  • Crankcase Heater
  • Indoor and Outdoor Cabinets
  • Outdoor and Outdoor Coil
  • Condensate Pan/Drain
  • Filters
  • Blower Wheel
  • Blower Bearings
  • Electrical Disconnects

HVAC Testing:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Motor Amperage
  • Compressor
  • Voltage
  • Refrigerant Pressure
  • Defrost Sequence
  • Safety Controls
  • Static Pressure
  • Sequence of Operation

We also check HVAC refrigerant levels, as well as clean indoor and outdoor coils, condensate pan/drains, and replace dirty filters when necessary.

Schedule an HVAC Tune Up in Richmond, VA today!

Schedule Your Tune Up

It’s important that a tune up is able to spot and correct any issue that may be a potential problem down the line. Howell’s Heating and Air offers reliable AC repair services in Richmond that meet the highest standards. What's more, you can also rely on us to help you with professional AC installation in Tuckahoe, and surrounding areas.

On average, heat pumps and air conditioners can last up to 15 years – if you maintain them properly. Not only does system maintenance help extend the life of your HVAC unit, it also helps improve efficiency, resulting in lower heating and cooling costs overall.


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