Childers Air Plumbing & Electric Provides HVAC Maintenance in the Beckley Area

Childers Air Plumbing & Electric offers heating and air conditioning maintenance in the Beckley, WV, area. Have you thought about your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner lately? While it’s still chilly outside for many of us, it’s never too early to consider maintenance for your heating and cooling system. It can benefit to have maintenance before running the system to make sure it is ready for use.

If your air conditioning and heat are separate, then there is a good chance that the unit you’re not using is collecting dust while it’s off. Consider the benefit of regular maintenance to remove any dust and dirt build-up while the system isn’t in use. Your furnace may also need cleaning.

If you’re not sure when the last time your HVAC system had any professional attention, then this is a good sign that it’s time for maintenance. This month we’ll explain the added benefits of regular heating and air conditioning maintenance and when to do so.

When is the Last Time Someone Cleaned Your Furnace?

A few months ago we discussed gas furnaces and necessary maintenance. Cleaning blowers and filters, checking the thermostat, checking sensors, and inspecting ducts are all important factors of maintenance that will keep your furnace running.

Unless you have a heating background, you may not know the warning signs that there is something wrong. Broken pieces or dirty parts can cause carbon monoxide problems, risking your safety. Even the smallest problem can cause the furnace to stop working altogether, opening you up to even more costly problems.

Did you have your furnace inspected or maintained yet this year? Be sure to give your preferred Childers Air Plumbing & Electric technician a call to schedule service right away.

Remember Heat Pump Maintenance, too

Many homeowners rely on their heat pump year-round for heating and cooling. With consistent use, it’s good to have a professional inspect the system and provide any needed maintenance or repairs. provides a list of maintenance items that heat pumps require, including:

  • Clean filters and blowers
  • Refrigerant
  • Lubricate motors and belts
  • Inspect the thermostat

While many other factors play into annual heat pump maintenance, these are just a few examples of what a Childers Air Plumbing & Electric technician will do to make sure your heat pump is in working order. We also work with Mitsubishi ductless heat pumps.

Making the Transition from Heat to Air Conditioning

Now is the time when many home or business owners are slowly turning off their furnaces and making the switch to air conditioning. As we mentioned above, ducts and air conditioning systems can collect dust, dander, dirt, and other bacteria while not in use. Dust can settle into ducts as well, sending it down into your home or business once the air kicks on.

Dirty systems can also affect their efficiency. If you have an energy-efficient air conditioning system, but you are no longer seeing those savings, it could be a sign that the system needs maintenance. There could be a small issue that is causing the system to run harder. Another possibility is dirt and dust buildup may be stopping the air from coming through. Annual maintenance will help to keep these issues from happening and can prevent them from becoming costly repairs later on.

Call the Professionals to Complete Maintenance – Avoid DIY Jobs

A small problem or quick cleaning might be tempting to fix on your own to save money, but it may cost you more in the long run. HVAC systems are complex, and even the smallest of mistakes can land you with costly repairs. While cleaning a filter may be something you feel comfortable doing, cleaning blowers, checking refrigerant, cleaning coils, and checking the thermostat should be left to practiced hands.

Commercial HVAC Maintenance for VA and WV

HVAC maintenance is just as important for commercial spaces as they are for homes. You may not think much about it, but when is the last time you checked out that old furnace in the back of your business? Has the air conditioning been running okay, or have guests complained? Childers Air Plumbing & Electric works with businesses throughout VA and WV to keep your heating and air conditioning systems in working order.

Annual maintenance is a great way to avoid increasing your repair budget. Allow our team to service your commercial furnace, water heater, air conditioning unit, or other HVAC system components. We are available to churches, restaurants, offices, and other businesses in the area.

Contact Childers Air Plumbing & Electric for HVAC Maintenance

When it comes time for HVAC maintenance, there is only one company to call. Childers Air Plumbing & Electric has years of experience in handling all types of heating and cooling systems, like furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, indoor air quality products, and more. Give us a call or ask about our maintenance agreements.

For professional heating and air conditioning maintenance, count on Childers Air Plumbing & Electric.

In the Beckley, WV, area call Childers Air Plumbing & Electric at 304-407-6880 to schedule service. For any future updates, follow us on Facebook and check out our site for more information on heating and air conditioning maintenance.

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