If you never change the oil in your car, you wouldn’t be surprised if it broke down on the way to Sacramento or Elk Grove, CA. Your household heating and cooling equipment performs an important job. Just like the engine in your vehicle, it needs regular tune-ups to perform reliably. Here’s why preventive HVAC maintenance is the most important thing that you can do for your home or small business office heating and cooling system.


Preventive maintenance protects your investment and provides generous returns. It generates short- and long-term savings by preventing breakdowns and helping your HVAC equipment last years longer. Experts estimate that tune-ups can prevent half of all service calls. Scheduled tune-ups give us a chance to identify and correct minor problems when they’re easy to solve. We strive to fix issues before they impact your comfort or your home’s energy efficiency.

Energy Efficiency

The performance of your heating and cooling equipment depends on all of the active and passive components working together. During tune-ups, we adjust the airflow to eliminate hot and cold spots. This reduces air-distribution costs by 15 percent according to Energy Star. We check the refrigerant levels since under- and over-charged systems don’t work as well as they could, and we clean the coils so that they transfer heat as efficiently as possible.

Mechanical Wear and Tear

Maintenance produces substantial savings by preventing premature repairs and replacements. Even the strongest materials are susceptible to wear and tear. To minimize friction and external stressors, we lubricate and adjust moving parts during every tune-up. Electronic controls are also sensitive to fatigue. For optimal performance, we tighten wiring connections and ensure that the electrical current and resistance are within the manufacturer’s tolerance.

HVAC Maintenance Experts

You can learn more about the benefits of preventive HVAC maintenance on our website. If you’re ready to schedule a tune-up for your heater or air conditioner, call Ecology Air Innovations to schedule an appointment.

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