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.
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“Phillip was our technician today. He was very knowledgeable and helpful with explaining what he was seeing and found.
Did an excellent job.”
– Paul S.
Gas Furnace Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO 80521
“PVA has been “my” company since moving here over 4 years ago. They have uninstalled, taken away non-functioning units, discussed new furnace needs based on my home, installed new unit, taken care of all maintenance needs, helped with a new gas line install for my new gas stove, they are always prompt, polite & knowledgeable. Today, Grant went far beyond routine maintenance.
He solved a vibration noise which was a small screw not entirely screwed in; after he removed two panels, inspecting each area, tightening the screw–no noise.
My thermostat would reach temp., then re-start within 3 to 4 min. even though the temp. had not dropped. After I would manually stop the running, the temp did not drop, the furnace would not kick in for at least 30 min. Grant pulled up specs for my thermostat, saw how off it was, corrected it, now the furnace does not kick in nearly immediately after reaching temp.
There is a floor vent in my living room which was covered over with flooring prior to my buying my home. Grant went into my crawl space, took a photo of the area, showing duct work not connected to the main duct, all parts just sitting on the ground, in good condition. It is possible to re-install this vent.
PVA, you are a great group, however, Grant took service to a new & high level this a.m. Grant accomplished all of this (including servicing my furnace) in a very timely manner.
Thank you, thank you!
– Mardy W.
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“Professional, courteous, friendly and thorough service. Thank you Phillip for a great job.”
– J K.
HVAC Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO 80528
“I’ve known Poudre Valley Air for a long time. They take care of my furnace and the brand new AC that was just put in. The guys kept to their business and knew what they were doing. I’m pretty critical about things like this, having been in management for a long time, and I thought they did a fantastic job. They were all nice young people and they’ve done me well.”
– Donna H.
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“Poudre Valley comes to my house every year, what a great company! Helpful nice and always answers all my questions! Thank-you for your great service see you next year. Thanks to Mark Widdis for helpful advice.”
– Dana M.
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“I am very pleased with Poudre Valley Air. They come when they say they will, they are very polite and mannerly, they answer all my questions, and they take care of what they’re coming to do. They always tell me when my filter needs to be changed. They’re very friendly, and there’s not a bad one in the whole lot of them. I have had many different employees come by, and they always explain everything to me. I just feel really confident when they come to my home.”
– Agnes R.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Loveland, CO 80537
“I bought my AC unit from Poudre Valley Air and they have been doing all the maintenance for it since I bought it. They just did a seasonal tune-up, charged the AC, and cleaned and maintained all of the working parts for the freezer portion. They’ve been so reliable that I bought a maintenance agreement from them for the next couple of years.”
– Rick B.
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“We have had a service contract with Poudre Valley Air for several years, which meant they came out twice a year, once in the fall for the furnace, and one in the spring for the air conditioner, to service the units.
Last year, during the service call, they noticed a problem with the furnace, so we bought a new one through them. The installation was timely, and we are pleased. We have had nothing but good experiences with Poudre Valley Air.”
– Jeff B.
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“The service has always been good. They are honest and pleasant when I see them and they come over. We have a service contract with Poudre Valley Air, and all has been good with them.”
– Judy B.
HVAC Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO 80521
“We have an annual contract with Poudre Valley Air and they are excellent- I am quite willing to recommend them.The contract is a good deal and the work they do is consistently good. For us, the servicing keeps the value of the furnace and the air conditioning unit high and well-functioning.”
– John B.