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HVAC Maintenance: How to Ensure Peak Performance of Your Heating & Cooling System

HVAC Maintenance: How to Ensure Peak Performance of Your Heating & Cooling System
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A comfortable living environment is essential for every Langley homeowner, making a well-maintained heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system crucial for achieving optimal indoor temperatures and air quality. Ignoring routine HVAC maintenance can lead to decreased energy efficiency, frequent breakdowns, and the need for costly repairs or replacements. 

At GVA Plumbing & Heating, with over 24 years of skilled plumbing and heating experience, we understand the importance of a reliable and efficient HVAC system, and we’re here to provide Langley residents with expert tips and guidance on properly maintaining their heating and cooling systems.

In this comprehensive blog, we will delve into the essential aspects of HVAC maintenance. From seasonal check-ups and cleaning to filter replacement, we will cover the necessary preventative measures and best practices to ensure your HVAC system remains in excellent condition. 

Our goal is to empower Langley homeowners with the expert insights and techniques required to effectively maintain their HVAC systems, ultimately leading to a more comfortable, energy-efficient, and problem-free living environment.

As a fully licensed and bonded Langley HVAC company, GVA Plumbing & Heating is committed to helping homeowners with all their heating and cooling needs. Regular HVAC maintenance not only ensures peak performance but also extends the lifespan of your system and reduces the likelihood of unexpected breakdowns. 

Join us as we explore the world of HVAC maintenance with expert advice and best practices to ensure a dependable and efficient heating and cooling system for your Langley home.

Expert HVAC Maintenance Tips for Your Home’s Heating and Cooling System

Scheduling professional HVAC check-ups and tune-ups before the start of each heating and cooling season is critical for ensuring the optimal performance of your system:

  • Spring and Fall Maintenance: Arrange for a professional technician from GVA Plumbing & Heating to perform a comprehensive check-up of your HVAC system during spring and fall. This maintenance will prepare your system for the demands of the upcoming season.
  • Inspections and Adjustments: During a seasonal check-up, a skilled technician will inspect all the components of your HVAC system, including electrical connections, condensate drain, safety controls, and refrigerant levels, and make the necessary adjustments to ensure smooth operation.
  • Cleaning and Lubrication: The maintenance appointment will also include thoroughly cleaning the system’s components and lubricating all moving parts to minimize wear and tear and maintain efficiency.

Regular seasonal check-ups and tune-ups can help prevent unexpected breakdowns, increase energy efficiency, and extend the lifespan of your HVAC system.

Regular Air Filter Maintenance

Proper air filter maintenance is essential for maintaining a clean and healthy indoor environment:

  • Regular Checks: Inspect your HVAC air filter every 30 days to ensure it is clean and functioning correctly. A clogged or dirt-accumulated filter can cause inefficiencies and even damage your system.
  • Filter Replacement: Depending on the type of filter and your specific indoor air quality circumstances, change your air filter every 1-3 months or as the manufacturer recommends.
  • Opt for a High-Quality Filter: Invest in a high-MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating air filter to trap smaller particles and improve indoor air quality. Consult with a GVA Plumbing & Heating technician to choose the best filter for your HVAC system.

Proper air filter maintenance significantly impacts your HVAC system’s performance while maintaining a healthy living environment for you and your family.

Cleaning and Maintenance of Indoor and Outdoor Units

Keeping both the indoor and outdoor units of your HVAC system clean and well-maintained can prevent various issues and improve efficiency:

  • Indoor Unit Maintenance: Regularly clean your indoor unit’s evaporator coils, blower components, and condensate drains. A buildup of dirt and pollutants can reduce efficiency and potentially lead to component failure.
  • Outdoor Unit Maintenance: Ensure that the area surrounding your outdoor unit is clear of vegetation, debris, and dirt to prevent airflow obstructions. Periodically clean the condenser coils and fan blades to maintain peak performance.
  • Professional Servicing: Enlist the help of a licensed technician from GVA Plumbing & Heating for thorough cleaning and maintenance of your indoor and outdoor HVAC units as part of your seasonal check-ups.

Ensuring Proper Airflow and Ventilation

Maintaining proper airflow and ventilation is paramount to your HVAC system’s efficiency and your home’s comfort, which can be done through the following steps: 

  1. Inspect Vents and Registers: Ensure that your air vents, registers, and grilles are clean and unobstructed, allowing optimal airflow throughout your home.
  2. Clean and Seal Ductwork: Schedule regular inspections and cleaning of your ductwork by a GVA Plumbing & Heating technician. Ensure they also check for and repair any leakage to maximize energy efficiency.
  3. Install and Maintain a Ventilation System: Consider implementing a whole-home ventilation system to improve indoor air quality and minimize pollutants. Schedule regular maintenance for your ventilation system to ensure it continues to function effectively.


A well-maintained heating and cooling system ensures a comfortable and energy-efficient living environment in your Langley home. By following these expert HVAC maintenance tips and best practices provided by GVA Plumbing & Heating, you can enjoy a reliable and efficient heating and cooling system all year round.

Trust GVA Plumbing & Heating for all your HVAC maintenance needs. We are a fully licensed and bonded HVAC company with over 24 years of skilled plumbing and heating experience. Our expert Langley plumbers are here to help you with seasonal check-ups, system cleanings, filter replacements, and more. Contact us today to schedule a maintenance appointment or consultation and enjoy the peace of mind from knowing your home’s heating and cooling system is in the best hands.

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