Heating Maintenance

Here is a very informative link to the Energy Star’s recommendation to have heating maintenance and cooling maintenance done yearly… Here are some of the highlights to what they have to say!

Heating Maintenance Checklist


Maintain your equipment to prevent future problems and unwanted costs. Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a HVAC contractor do annual pre-season check-ups. HVAC Contractors get busy once summer and winter come, so it’s best to check the cooling system in the spring and the heating system in the fall. To remember, you might plan the check-ups around the time changes in the spring and fall.

A typical maintenance check-up should include the following. (Whole HVAC System Maintenance)

  • Check thermostat settings …
  • Tighten all electrical connections …
  • Lubricate all moving parts...
  • Check and inspect the condensate drain
  • Check controls of the system

Cooling Specific (Cooling Maintenance)

  • Clean evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils...
  • Check your central air conditioner’s refrigerant level
  • Clean and adjust blower components

Heating Specific (Heating Maintenance)

  • Check all gas (or oil) connections, gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchanger...

Actions To Do Yourself

  • Inspect, clean, or change air filters…” From EnergyStar.Gov


Read the whole Energy Star’s article with full explanations why these things should be serviced annually – go to their website.


In conclusion, you should keep up on your heating and cooling system’s maintenance to ensure the heating system and the cooling system functions correctly and to prevent costly heating or cooling repairs!


We hope that you found the Energy Star’s information informative!