Your home is your most important investment and your HVAC system is essential to your health, comfort, and well-being. It’s also one of the most expensive components of a house and requires regular maintenance to operate effectively and efficiently. At JW East, we recommend a spring AC check and a fall furnace check to keep your system operating year round. We’ll perform regular maintenance to identify any worn parts, leaks, or barriers to smooth operation. Most breakdowns in HVAC systems happen because of deferred maintenance, so have us perform these important checks every year and avoid the stress and inconvenience of a broken air conditioner in the heat of summer.

A comprehensive AC check should include:


Inspect air filters

Dirty air filters affect the quality of your indoor air. If dirty upon inspection, they will be cleaned or replaced

Evaluate proper airflow

Make sure that the proper amount of airflow is flowing through the system. Too much or too little will put added strain on your system, causing it to function improperly

Lubricate AC system

This helps all the components function properly and work together

Assess equipment condition

A quick overview of all the equipment to make sure everything looks good and is running correctly

Look for pest infestations

Oftentimes, pests will chew on wires connected to your HVAC unit, which will break the unit

Inspect line set and connections for leaks


Evaluate duct seal at unit and secure panels


Inspect ductwork for air leaks and energy loss

If there is a leak in your ductwork, the air will escape through the leak and your home will not cool efficiently

A comprehensive furnace check should include:


Inspecting the vent system and air intake grilles, removing any blockages

Blockages in the vent system will keep the warm air from spreading evenly through your home

Checking the heat exchanger for signs of damage or corrosion

The heat exchanger is the part of the furnace that heats your home’s air. If there is any corrosion to the unit, it will not properly heat the air

Examining and cleaning the blower, removing any debris

Removing debris from the blower will allow the furnace to function smoothly

Checking the blower motor and testing its amp draw

If the blower motor is not pulling the correct amount of amp, it will use more energy than needed and raise your monthly bills.
Even with regular maintenance, AC and heating systems sometimes need repair and eventually need to be replaced. Our preference at JW East Mechanical is to repair as quickly and cost-effectively as possible for you, unlike some HVAC contractors who would rather sell you a new (very expensive) system. When it’s time for a new system, we’ll help you find the one that best suits your home, lifestyle, and budget. With every system we install, we offer an additional two-year warranty on top of the manufacturer’s warranty.
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