Owning, or even sometimes renting, a home in Olympia, WA, 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 Pacific Air Heating & Air Conditioning to assist you in maintaining any of the following or to answer any questions you may have:
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 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 Pacific Air Heating & Air Conditioning.
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.
Gas Fireplace Maintenance
For gas fireplaces, an annual inspection and service is recommended, usually performed in the fall. Dust, dirt, and insects can clog and infect your orifices and burner ports, affecting your unit’s ability to burn. Also, parts wear out allowing dangerous carbon monoxide to leak into your home. Having your fireplace inspected and cleaned on an annual basis will ensure years of beautiful and warm fires when you want them.
During the inspection and service, our professional technician will check and clean the inside combustion chamber, pilot, burners, logs, safety switches, glass doors or lens, wiring, and gas valve. On a monthly basis, you could inspect and service your fireplace by cleaning the glass doors and checking their bolts for door stability, check the glass-door or exterior gasket for cracks or missing pieces, and check the outside vent for debris/dirt and for tears or damage to the vent kit.
At Pacific Air Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 Olympia, WA, call us at 360-357-4328 to make an appointment now.
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“I had no idea what I would get when I called Pacific Air but I am more than happy. Kyle has great customer service skills and did a thorough maintenance job on both my heat pump and furnace. Most of all I find this company honest and goes the extra mile. Thanks again I will pass along your company to my friends and family.”
– Paul H.
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“We have been long-time customers of Pacific Air. On October 7, 2021, we had technician Eric out at our house for furnace, heat pump, and freestanding gas stove service. Eric was here for quite some time and was meticulous and thorough. He is very courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Good to know we will see him again in November to replace a crucial furnace part. Pacific Air – you have a FIVE STAR employee! Thanks again.”
– John B.
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“Thanks always for the excellent service.”
– Evelyn B.
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“Eric came to service my gas fireplace and I can tell you that he was more than 5 stars. What a fine young technician, the work he did was more than I could have asked for. My fireplace looks like new and works wonderfully.
Thank you, Eric.”
– John W.
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“Great service , very professional and respectful.”
– Gary D.
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“Eric was my technician and he was very personable. He did a very thorough job cleaning and maintaining my electric heating system and heat pump. I have used Pacific Air in the past and will use them again in the future.”
– Tim S.
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“As always we are very satisfied with the maintenance service performed this morning by Pacific Air.
Eric was thorough, knowledgeable and left the workspace immaculate.
– Robert S.
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“We are doing a move out service and they did an awesome job. I highly recommend them. Thank you!”
– Alexis J.
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“Friendly service and explained what work was gonna be done before starting and answered all my questions .”
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“Eric was the most polite, clean, and knowledgeable technician. I will definitely recommend your company”
– Christine B.
Pacific Air Heating and Air Conditioning services Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Dupont, Rainier, Rochester, Shelton, Tenino, Yelm, and the surrounding Washington communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 360-357-4328, or request service online today.