Owning, or even sometimes renting, a home in Fort Collins, CO, requires general maintenance to keep your investment in working order. It’s really all about being prepared. Per Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Maintaining your home’s systems and appliances wards off emergency situations and costly repairs while extending your equipment’s life. Take the time and money to perform general maintenance on a regular basis. Many of the maintenance services require the knowledge, skills, and tools of a professional. During the maintenance or service call, our technician will make any necessary repairs and/or alert you of a possible situation. Call Poudre Valley Air to assist you in maintaining any of the following or to answer any questions you may have:
Furnace and Boiler Maintenance
For furnaces and boilers, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the fall. The purpose is to keep your system running at top efficiency throughout the season, i.e., to keep you having heat when you need it. Our technician will check and clean (depending on whether you have a furnace or boiler) all the connections, controls, sensors, drains, ignitor, ducts, pipes, burners, valves, motors, thermostat(s), and smoke/carbon-monoxide detectors, and instruct you on anything you could do between our service visits. As a rule of thumb, furnace filters need to be changed every three months or as needed, which is something you can do yourself with the correct filters.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For air conditioners, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the spring. Our professional technician will check and clean the connections, coils, blower components, lines, refrigerant, drain, fuses, and thermostat(s), as well as lubricate all working parts. Maintenance you can do yourself between service visits is to remove any yard debris or vegetation from the top and sides of your outdoor air conditioner unit, as well as to keep it covered with an air conditioner cover or tarp in the winter.
Heat Pump Maintenance
For heat pumps, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the fall, same as furnaces and boilers. Our professional technician will check and clean ducts, filters, blower, indoor coil, ducts, refrigerant, electric terminals, connections, motors, and belts, as well as lubricate all working parts. Be sure to change or clean the filter every three months or as needed. You can also clean the outdoor coils whenever they seem dirty, and keep yard debris and vegetation away from the unit.
Whole-House Humidifier Maintenance
For whole-house humidifiers, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed at the same time as your furnace tune-up and cleaning. Our professionals include this maintenance along with the furnace appointment. Typically there isn’t much in the way of maintenance; however, our technician will change your humidifier pad and clean any mineral buildup you may have (in the case of hard water). Ask our technician to show you how to dissolve the buildup on your own every few months to keep your humidifier working at top efficiency.
Air-Filtration System Maintenance
For air-filtration systems, regular maintenance is something your can perform on your own. Maintenance on an air-filtration system usually just means changing or cleaning the filter every three to nine months. But you should check with the manufacturer’s specific recommendations. Changing or cleaning your filter on a regular basis will ensure the best filtration for your home as well as extend the life of the system. If you need any assistance or would like to install an air-filtration system, feel free to talk with one of our professionals at Poudre Valley Air.
Water Heater Maintenance
For water heaters, an annual inspection and service is recommended, usually included in your annual plumbing inspection (any required service would be separate). Either have one of our professional plumbers perform the required maintenance, especially if you’re uncomfortable doing it yourself, or do it yourself. To keep your water heater running efficiently, you want to check the pressure valve, check the anode rod, flush the tank (due to sediment buildup), adjust the temperature (if needed), and insulate the pipes and tank (if needed). Once again, one of our professional plumbers can easily do this service for you to help in extending the life of your water heater.
At Poudre Valley Air, we’re here to to assist you in maintaining your home’s systems or to answer any of your questions about maintenance. Keeping your equipment in good working order allows you peace of mind to know they’ll be there when you need them. It also makes good financial sense to keep equipment serviced to help extend their life spans. Here in Fort Collins, CO, call us at 970-493-2050 to make an appointment now.
Gas Furnace Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO 80521
“Phillip was here on September 30, 2019 to do fall maintenance on our heating system. He was prompt to arrive. He was very good and explained what he checked. We are very satisfied with his work. Thank you so much.”
– Nina V.
Gas Furnace Maintenance in Loveland, CO 80538
“Showed up about 10 am and worked until 11 am on September 23.
Wore shoe socks to not track dirt.
Notified me of repairs/replacements needed and explained costs versus benefits.
Personable and helpful.”
– Rick B.
Indoor Air Quality Maintenance in Other, CO 80547
“Phillip helped us with duct cleaning and routine HVAC maintenance. He was personable and great to work with!”
– Lynne B.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Windsor, CO 80528
“Chris G was great as always”
– Mary A.
Boiler Maintenance in Loveland, CO 80537
“I really appreciate the service Tracy did on our boiler today. I would like him to come back and do the service he recommended to be done in November. He was very helpful in explaining what should be done and I felt he was very thorough in his work. He did things that haven’t been done before such as checking the outside vent, location of CO2 monitor, etc.
– Donna P.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO 80525
“Chris Gabriel was a very competent technician, checked everything and I now feel that everything is working well. I want to let Poudre Valley Air know that they have a very good man working for them. I am in my 80's now and he made sure that he met all my needs with all equipment working in top notch condition. Thanks you, Karen Raymond”
– Karen R.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Cheyenne, CO 82009
“Service was done by Mike Hybiak. He is a great technician. I always request Mike because of his great service. Poudre Valley Air is a great company. So glad I found them several years ago. I would not use anybody else.”
– ROSELYNN a.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO 80528
“Phillip was very professional, courteous and thorough. I request him for my spring and fall maintenance check.”
– Keith N.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Windsor, CO 80550
“Steve went above and beyond to ensure that our house was safe and that my husband i understood everything. Thank you Poudre Valley Air!”
– Alex M.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Windsor, CO 80528
“We were excited to see Steve Z. is back helping customers with their heating/A.C systems. We had our furnace maintenance check in the fall and was sad to hear Steve Z. was no longer with you. We were somewhat disappointed in the tech that arrived in the fall as his customer skill set was no where near to what Steve Z. performs. Steve is very thorough in his system evaluation, explains what he has done, goes over each item on the worksheet, and makes recommendations when needed. And always asks if we want to continue the comfort care agreement. He is super friendly and shows up at the door with a smile. What a great representative for PVAir, make sure to keep this guy on your staff he is doing a great job!!”
– Rand C.