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Aug 2016 17

HVAC Maintenance: What To Leave To A Professional

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Featured, HVAC Education, Uncategorized

It’s always good to know how to do the dirty work on your own when it comes to the up-keeping of your home. Unfortunately, there are certain aspects of home care and maintenance that should be left to trained professionals to ensure you are providing the very best care for your home – especially when it comes to your HVAC unit. At ALPS, we make it our number one priority to keep your safety in mind when it comes to your home’s cooling and heating system.

HVAC Maintenance


Below are the top HVAC issues that should be left to professionals:


Cleaning and Oiling

HVAC systems require special care when it comes to cleaning and oiling to ensure they are properly working for years to come. It is best to schedule an appointment to have this line of work done to ensure it is taken care of with the utmost expertise. Although it may seem tempting to clean and oil your unit yourself – be sure to stick to professional advice to make sure it is done correctly!

Debris Removal

Having a professional examine your HVAC system’s emergency drain line is vital to keeping your unit running smoothly. The condensate drain system needs to be properly examined to ensure water can drain freely without any buildup of accumulated debris.

Voltage and Electricity Check

 HVAC units require large amounts of power to keep your home cooled/heated throughout the year. It is important to leave any voltage checking to a professional to ensure your utmost safety.

Thermostat Testing

One of the most important factors in ensuring your home is properly cooled/warmed is the correct calibration of your thermostat. A poorly running thermostat can do extensive damage to your system/electricity bill. Be sure to use an experienced technician’s expertise to monitor your HVAC unit’s thermostat is accurately providing correct temperature readings.

If you have any questions regarding your HVAC unit, or need to request system maintenance, give ALPS a call at 800- 994- 2577.








  1. HVAC maintenance is an important thing to improve its efficiency and also save expenses on utility cost

  2. LNWeaver says:

    Having your voltage checked makes sense. HVAC systems require a lot of power. You can even tell if there’s issues with your heater if it’s using more energy.

  3. Tami Lackey says:

    Debris removal is a particularly important tip to keep your equipment running efficiently and avoid damage or fires. Thanks for the post

  4. HVAC systems can require a lot of work, and I’m glad that you mention to seek out a professional’s help when you have issues with yours. It’s important to hire an HVAC contractor because trying to do something yourself can damage your system or put yourself at risk. It’s worth the time and effort to find an HVAC contractor that can get the job done right and help you keep your system in good shape.

  5. Thanks for the interesting read about HVAC maintenance. You mentioned that a professional should properly examine the condensate drain system to make sure that the water drains freely. I’m kind of interested to learn more about what this examination entails and the different factors that you should look for.

  6. Deb Pearl says:

    I didn’t know that HVAC systems require special care when it comes to cleaning and oiling. I will have to make sure that I set up appointments to make sure that it gets cleaned properly when it needs to be. I wouldn’t want my HVAC system to have a problem because it was dirty.

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