One of the best investments you can make for your home is consistent HVAC preventative maintenance. HVAC maintenance is like an oil change for your car. It has to happen at least twice a year to keep your machine functioning at its best. Refusing to change your oil, or get your unit serviced, will definitely lead to future problems down the road.

In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of preventative maintenance for your HVAC, as well as the signs you need it, plus what services we offer, and why you should choose Beluga Air for your preventative maintenance needs.

What is Preventative Maintenance for HVAC?

Preventative maintenance (PM) for HVAC systems is a practice that focuses on proactive approaches to keeping your home comfortable while also keeping your wallet safe. Regular maintenance visits help you protect your HVAC system from costly repairs and ensure that your system is running at its peak efficiency. A preventative maintenance visit usually consists of a thorough inspection of the system and its components, such as air filters, air ducts, and the blower motor, to make sure that everything is clean and working correctly. The technician will also look for any potential problems, like cracks in the heat exchanger, and fix them before they become more serious. Investing in regular preventative maintenance visits is a great way to maintain the health of your HVAC system, save money on energy costs, and prevent any future repairs or breakdowns.

Benefits of Preventative Maintenance for HVAC

HVAC systems are complex pieces of machinery, so it makes sense to invest in preventative maintenance to get the most out of them. It can help to protect your wallet as well as your home’s environment.

The primary benefit of preventative HVAC maintenance is that it can help extend the lifespan of your heating, cooling, and ventilation system. When HVAC systems are regularly maintained, they can perform at their best for years longer than systems that are neglected or rarely serviced. This means that the expensive components of your HVAC system will be less likely to fail and you’ll be able to enjoy a comfortable home for years to come.

Regular maintenance can also help to boost energy efficiency. An HVAC system with a failing component or clogged filters can fail to heat and cool effectively, leading to higher energy bills and a less comfortable home. When your system is routinely serviced and any issues are identified early, your energy bills won’t be as high.

Additionally, preventative maintenance will also help to protect your home from dangerous and costly problems. Ignoring maintenance can lead to issues with your system and even cause a breakdown, which can cost you thousands to repair and possibly lead to even greater damage. Regular maintenance can help you avoid these issues and keep your home running smoothly.

Finally, regular maintenance can reduce potential health risks. Poor air quality can cause serious health problems and can be an issue caused by a neglected HVAC system. When your system is routinely serviced, any potential air quality problems will be addressed quickly, providing a healthier environment.

Overall, there are many benefits to preventative maintenance for HVAC systems. Not only will it help to protect your wallet, but it can also help to protect your home and your family’s health. Investing in regular preventative maintenance for your HVAC system is a valuable precaution that can save you time, money, and stress inthe long run.

Lower Energy Bills

Investing in preventative HVAC care can benefit your wallet in more ways than one. Regular maintenance not only helps keep things in working order but also helps reduce energy bills. Properly operating HVAC systems are more efficient and require less energy to do the same amount of work, meaning you get to keep more money in your pocket. Over time HVAC Systems collect dust and debris. This buildup will begin to clog up the operations of your HVAC and reduce airflow and efficiency. Additionally, having your system regularly inspected by a professional will help identify any problem areas before they become expensive issues that require extensive repairs. Taking these steps now ensures that your energy bills remain low for the long term.

Reduced Need For Repairs

Regular preventative maintenance of your HVAC systems is the best way to ensure that you don’t experience any costly breakdowns. The natural buildup that reduces efficiency in your unit will also cause a strain on the components in your system. This strain can cause components to prematurely breakdown. An HVAC system that is maintained on a regular basis will require fewer repairs down the line, saving you time, money, and frustration. Professional inspections of your HVAC system can identify any minor issues that may be present and address them before they become major problems. Regular maintenance will also help to keep your HVAC system running at maximum efficiency and reduce your energy costs.

Improved Air Quality

An often overlooked benefit of preventive HVAC care is improved air quality. With regular maintenance, your HVAC system will operate more efficiently, removing more dirt, dust, allergens, pollens, mold, and potential mites from the air. Improved air quality can have a positive impact on the health of all occupants, especially those who suffer from allergies and asthma. It can also reduce the need for cleaning or deep cleaning in other parts of the home. With preventative HVAC care, you’ll protect your wallet and your home while also improving overall air quality.

Signs You Need Preventative Maintenance for Your HVAC

It is essential for homeowners to pay attention to the signs that their HVAC system needs preventive maintenance. Doing so allows them to save money in the long run and keep their home comfortable, safe, and energy-efficient. Here are a few key indicators that should prompt homeowners to schedule a preventative maintenance check:

1. Strange Noises – Any noise coming from the HVAC system, such as grinding, rattling, or squealing, could be a sign of an underlying problem. These noises can indicate a mechanical issue or an issue with the electrical components of the system.

2. Poor Indoor Air Quality – If dust or pollen levels are unusually high, it is possible that the HVAC system’s air filter is dirty. A dirty air filter can cause poor indoor air quality, as well as increased energy bills.

3. Unusually High Energy Bills – Old and inefficient HVAC systems can cause energy bills to skyrocket. If bills are higher than normal, it is possible that the system is not operating efficiently or that parts need to be replaced.

4. Unusual Smells – If a musty smell is noticed coming from the vents, it could be a sign that the air ducts are dirty and need to be cleaned. Dirty air ducts can cause health problems, as well as increase energy bills.

5. Unexpectedly Warm or Cold Air – Homeowners may find that their home is not reaching the desired temperature even when the HVAC system is running. Unexpectedly warm or cold air could be caused by a lack of maintenance.

Preventative maintenance can help homeowners keep their wallets and home safe by ensuring their HVAC system is running efficiently and properly. This can protect homeowners from expensive repairs down the line and also help keep their homes comfortable. Scheduling periodic maintenance for the HVAC system is a great way to ensure it is working properly and to keep energy costs low.

Preventative Maintenance Services Offered

When it comes to protecting your wallet and your home, preventative HVAC care is essential. Regular maintenance helps ensure the efficient and reliable operation of your system and can help you avoid costly breakdowns in the future. Many HVAC specialists offer a wide range of preventative maintenance services that can help keep your system in optimal condition.

The most basic preventative HVAC service involves routinely changing the air filter. Doing this every 1-3 months helps to remove dust, dirt, and other airborne particles that can interfere with the efficient operation of your system. The frequency of filter changes can vary based on your system, so it’s important to discuss this with your HVAC specialist.

Another important preventative maintenance service is inspecting and cleaning the outdoor unit. Regular cleaning helps to remove debris, leaves, and other materials that can interfere with the system’s efficiency and performance. Your HVAC specialist can also inspect the unit for any signs of damage or wear and tear that need to be addressed.

In addition to inspecting and cleaning the outdoor unit, your HVAC specialist can also check for any loose or worn parts that need to be replaced. This can help reduce the likelihood of a breakdown or other issues in the future.

Finally, HVAC specialists can perform tests to ensure that the system is running at its optimal efficiency. This includes checking the air flow and air temperature, testing the thermostat, and making sure the motors are running at full capacity.

By taking advantage of preventative HVAC care services, you can ensure that your system is running at its best and avoid costly breakdowns in the future. Investing in regular maintenance can help you protect your wallet and your home.

AC Tune-up

A/C Tune-up – 18 Point Inspection includes: Checking Freon Levels, Checking Compressor Amps, Checking Drain Lines (Blow Out to Prevent Water Leaks), Checking and Rinsing the condenser Coil (Outdoor unit), checking the Condenser (freon level), Checking the Evaporator Coil ( Make sure there is no Freon Leaks), Oiling the Condenser Fan Motor (if needed), Inspecting and Tightening the Condenser Electrical Connections, Laser Temperature Test, Calibrate Thermostat (if needed), Inspecing Air filters, Checking Blower Motor, Checking High Voltage Controller, Inspecting the Evaporator Coil & Plenum (if accessible), Checking Blower Housing for Microbial Growth, Checking Blower Amps, Visually Inspecting Ducting Conditions (for Air Leaks), Checking Insulation levels in Attic

Heat Tune-up

Heat Tune-up – 17 Point Inspection includes: Gas Furnace, Heat Pumps, Wall Furnace Check Gas Valve, Laser Temperature Test, Calibrate Thermostat (if needed), Oil Blower Motor, Vacuum Return Air Chamber, Clean Pilot Assembly (if applicable) Clean Flame Sensor (if applicable) check and clean Combustion Air, Check Carbon Monoxide Leaks, check all safety controls, Visually Inspect Ducting condition (Air Leaks) Check Motor Amperage, Check all Electrical Components, Check Air Filter and replace (if applicable), Lubricate all moving parts, check Igniter system  

Bio Fresh Treatment

Bio fresh treatment are used with green chemicals that are not harmful to pets or plants and acts as a cleaner, disinfectant, fungicide and mildew stat. The process is 20 minutes and will eliminate strong odor, mildew & or mold. Works both Residential and Commercial Air Systems.


Chemically Cleaned Condenser

The condenser is an important component of the HVAC system. It is designed to collect heat from inside the home and expel it outdoors. Over time, the condenser can become clogged with dirt and debris, compromising the efficiency of the system. To prevent future problems and maintain HVAC efficiency, it is important to have your condenser chemically cleaned.

The process begins with a technician partially dismantling your condenser unit and then spraying it with a chemical cleaner. The solution is specially formulated to break down dirt and debris, allowing it to be flushed out of the system. As the cleaner works, dirt will be removed from the condenser coils and blower unit. The technician will also inspect and clean other parts of the system, such as the fan, motors, and bearings. Your condensation drainage pipes are also flushed with a cleansing agent along with compressed nitrogen to confirm proper drainage and cleanliness.
It is recommended to have this cleaning process done once a year

After the cleaning is complete, it is important to reapply the chemical cleaner on an annual basis. This helps to ensure that the condenser remains clean and is able to operate properly. Additionally, regular cleaning helps improve the efficiency of the HVAC system, which can result in lower energy bills.

By providing your HVAC system with regular preventive care, you can ensure that your home is comfortable and secure. Regular cleaning and chemical treatment of the condenser is an important part of any preventative HVAC care plan. This can help to reduce the need for costly repairs in the future and help to protect your wallet and your home.

The Difference with Beluga Air

Air is a family-owned and operated business, and we understand the importance of protecting your system and home with regular maintenance. That’s why we offer our Annual Service Agreement Memberships. Our team of experts will help you to schedule tune-ups twice a year, at critical times of the year. Our technicians will come out to make sure your system is in top shape.

As an added benefit all members receive a 10% discount on any service work you might need throughout the duration of your membership!

We also offer two free service calls, where our technicians will come out to address any minor issues or settings problems with your system for free.

To make sure your system is running at peak performance, we also include a chemical treatment in the spring to professionally clean your outdoor condenser and a Bio-Fresh treatment in the fall to clean out your indoor system and remove bacteria and contaminants from your air.

With Beluga Air’s preventative maintenance program, you won’t have to worry about when to get your HVAC system checked – we’ll send you timely reminders to make sure it’s always running in shipshape condition!

Did we also mention you will receive priority treatment if you ever have problems with your system during your membership?

Affordable, Upfront Pricing

The entire package of benefits you receive from one of our memberships adds up to over $779 plus a 10% discount of all service work. Our Annual Service Agreement memberships cost $239.40 per year or can be broken up into monthly payments.

For more information or to signup for a new membership call, (210) 468-6117