It’s Never too Soon to Think About Winter and Fall
Routine HVAC maintenance can result in equipment lasting 40 percent longer. Properly running circuit breakers could prevent half of all electrical fires. Locating and repairing small plumbing leaks can conserve over 10 gallons of water every day!
Savvy homeowners know that the sooner you prepare for the changing weather in the fall or winter, the better. The statistics speak for themselves; regular maintenance has a significant impact on home safety, energy use, and overall performance.
Waiting to think about your HVAC system until the snow is falling and you have a plumbing emergency is not the best way to make the most out of your home’s core systems. High functioning electrical, plumbing, and heating and cooling systems save you money, and time in the long run.
Not to mention that during the thick of fall and winter many companies are booked solid for repairs and maintenance requests.
Badly managed electrical systems fall apart quicker than those that are maintained regularly. Electrical systems are especially prone to damage during cold, wet and windy seasons of fall and winter. Undergoing regular inspections makes your electrical system safer and more reliable. If an electrical injury ever happens to a person, lawyers often look through the maintenance history of the electrical system. Well maintained electrical equipment is high performing and helps conserve energy, leading to lower energy bills. Regularly maintained systems prevent the need for electrical repair and equipment breakdowns.
One of the most important things electrical companies will check for is that transformers and other components aren’t overheating, or likely going to. They’ll use infrared thermography that analyzes and locates any abnormal heat patterns happening in your system.
An electrician will also conduct a visual inspection. They will look for loose wiring and equipment connections. Also, an electrician will check that all emergency electrical systems are running smoothly, along with circuit breakers and other core functions to ensure that it’s running optimally. Other electrical services include checking anything out of the ordinary, from odd sounds and smells to dirt and grime build-up.
Heating and Air Conditioning Repair Maintenance
Heating and cooling systems and HVAC split systems should be checked one or two times every year. Typically, the best time to have them checked is before the start of every winter and summer, when the units function the most. A maintenance check should include routine inspections, but also be tailored to fit your unique property type, system, and products. Some inspections are covered under product warranties, so check into this prior to scheduling an appointment.
A heating and cooling technician will check both indoor and outdoor components of your systems. Their key purpose will be to avoid any immediate need for heating or air conditioning repair. They’ll clean or replace coils, drains, filters, belts, and pulleys as well as dirt build-up and mold. A technician will check your system for leaks, electrical connections, motors, blowers, humidity levels and more. They’ll undergo specific system checks like inspecting the ignition burner assembly and heat pumps.
An HVAC professional will make sure that your thermostat settings are at optimal levels for performance and energy savings. They will make sure all controls are set safely and properly as well as lubricate all of the parts in your system to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Plumbing is one of the most common home systems to break down during the fall and winter. Freezing water leads to frozen pipes that break and become backed-up. Plumbers will focus on locating leaks, checking for corrosion, testing water pressure, and inspecting drains, backflow and the overall performance of your plumbing system. A plumber will need to check the plumbing throughout the home. The procedures will vary greatly between single-family homes and apartments.
Plumbing service involves checking all indoor and outdoor faucets for leaks, odd dripping or spray patterns, water damage, and mineral build-up. A plumber will check all drains for clogs, blockages, and clean any grime that could become problematic. A professional will check p-trap fittings and strainer baskets for performance and wear-and-tear.
Plumbers will check toilet flush cycles, seals, and the wax ring on toilets. They’ll check septic systems performance, pipes, and the sewer main as well as caulk seals in walls, floors, and bathtubs. Plumbers will look at residential water heating systems, specifically the water heater, shutoff valves, sump pump, and overall system water pressure. If a property has them, a plumber will also check washing machines, garbage disposals, dishwashers, and refrigerators too.
If you are looking to prepare your plumbing, electrical, and/or cooling and heating systems before fall and winter approaches, consider the help of a professional. An expert is trained with the skills and know-how to cover every base during an inspection, spot potential problems and clean equipment properly. It’s never too soon to be thinking about the maintenance of your electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems. At B&D Industries, Inc., we can assess your unique system and provide the best maintenance plan to ensure your home is functioning seamlessly all winter long. For over 64 years, we have been Albuquerque’s premier choice for residential plumbing, electrical and heating and cooling repair, and 24/7 emergency services. Contact B&D today at 505-299-4464 or schedule an appointment online.