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Your HVAC System Needs a Spring Tune-Up

The perfect time to avoid costly and inconvenient HVAC system failures is in the spring.

That’s when HVAC professionals conduct spring tune-up calls and perform a series of tests and procedures to keep your system running smoothly all season.

While you depend on your HVAC technician to properly maintain your system, HVAC professionals depend on F.W. Webb Company—a full-service, wholesale supplier—for high-quality brands and difficult-to-find components that will keep your HVAC running better and longer.

“During a tune-up, not only will an HVAC professional clean, evaluate, and repair your HVAC system, but your technician will also determine whether it’s time to replace or upgrade key components—avoiding the inconvenient emergency call when it’s impossible to schedule service,” says Art Osborn, the Director of Residential and Light Commercial HVAC Sales for F.W. Webb Company.

Here’s what to expect during your tune-up:

  • Air Filter Replacement.  A new air filter will ensure that you have clean air inside your home and that your system operates efficiently. F.W. Webb stocks a full inventory of air filters that work in a wide range of applications, including residential and commercial systems. 
  • Check for Leaks. Osborn says HVAC technicians will check for refrigerant leaks, adding that the correct level of refrigerant is critical to ensuring your system runs efficiently and effectively. Professionals will use tools like the Inficon TEK-Mate Refrigerant Leak Detector and the NAVAC 4-Valve Manifold Gauge to find any leaks and determine if your system is working properly.
  • Key Component Update. While you may not need a full system replacement, a spring tune-up visit may determine that your system requires a new capacitor, which is critical for starting and running your AC, or condensate pump, which clears condensation from the system.
  • System Cleaning. The typical preventative maintenance call includes a thorough system cleaning. Your HVAC technician will clean AC coils, potentially extending the life of your system, and the condensate pan, which experiences a buildup of dirt and debris as it collects condensation from the system. During a cleaning, technicians use specially designed solutions and spray bottles that can reach difficult-to-access areas.
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The benefits of an annual HVAC system check are clear. Save money by prolonging the life of your system and gain peace of mind knowing that your HVAC is ready to withstand the summer heat.

“As you work with your HVAC technician, you can trust that F.W. Webb provides HVAC professionals with a curated inventory of products that we stand behind for the best results and durability,” says Osborn. “Professionals also turn to us for troubleshooting support and local training sessions to receive guidance on the latest product updates and best practices.”

HVAC professionals across the Hudson Valley can find their HVAC, plumbing, heating, and PVF solutions at F.W. Webb in Poughkeepsie. The company joined the community in December 2023 following the acquisition of J.D. Johnson Co., which now operates as F.W. Webb at the same 184 Church Street location.

“We’re grateful for the reception we’ve received in Poughkeepsie,” says General Manager Pat McCormack. “As we support the professionals who maintain and install HVAC equipment across Dutchess County and beyond, we encourage homeowners and small business owners to understand the importance of spring tune-ups so they can enjoy the summer months without worrying about their HVAC systems.”

To learn more about spring HVAC tune-ups, visit fwwebb.com/HVACgearup.

Evan Heidenrich is a Subject Matter Expert for F.W. Webb Company.

F.W. Webb is located at 184 Church Street in Poughkeepsie, 1020 Mamaroneck Avenue in Mamaroneck, and 600 Corporate Boulevard in Newburgh.

Our Frank Webb Home kitchen, bath, and lighting showrooms are located at 1020 Mamaroneck Avenue in Mamaroneck and 600 Corporate Boulevard in Newburgh.

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