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HVAC Maintenance in Lowell, MA

Ongoing Care for Our Customers in Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Groton, and the Surrounding Areas

Just like your car, your drains, and your other appliances, your HVAC system works best when it’s treated to regular maintenance tune-ups. At Village Home Services, we offer one-off tune-ups, regular maintenance plans, and everything else that our customers need to keep their HVAC systems in optimal working order. 

Through our maintenance services, we keep our customers’ heaters and air conditioners clean, efficient, and effective. From cleaning out dirt and dust to checking electrical connections and evaporator coils, we’ll go over every inch of your system with a fine-toothed comb to ensure that you receive optimal ongoing comfort.

Contact us today at (978) 733-9593 to schedule your HVAC maintenance service in Lowell.

What Are The Signs That Your HVAC System Needs Maintenance?

Recognizing the signs that your HVAC system needs maintenance can help you address potential issues before they become major problems. 

Here are common indicators that it's time for HVAC maintenance:

  • Reduced Airflow: If you notice a decrease in the airflow from your vents, it could be due to issues such as clogged filters, a malfunctioning blower motor, or ductwork problems.
  • Uneven Heating or Cooling: Inconsistent temperatures in different rooms or areas of your home may indicate issues with the thermostat, ductwork, or the HVAC system's overall efficiency.
  • Unusual Noises: Strange sounds, such as banging, rattling, or squealing, may suggest problems with components like the blower motor, fan blades, or belts. Regular maintenance can address these issues before they worsen.
  • Increased Energy Bills: A sudden spike in energy costs without a corresponding increase in usage may indicate reduced efficiency. Regular maintenance can optimize system performance and energy efficiency.
  • Frequent On-and-Off Cycling: If your HVAC system is cycling on and off more frequently than usual, it may be a sign of thermostat issues, electrical problems, or an oversized system. These issues can be addressed through maintenance.
  • Strange Odors: Foul or musty odors when the HVAC system is running may be a sign of mold, mildew, or bacterial growth. Cleaning and maintenance can help improve indoor air quality.
  • Visible Leaks or Moisture: Water leaks around the HVAC unit or dampness around the system may indicate issues with the condensate drain, refrigerant leaks, or other problems that require attention.
  • Thermostat Inaccuracies: If your thermostat is not accurately reflecting the set temperature, it may need recalibration or replacement. This can be addressed during routine maintenance.
  • Dirty or Clogged Filters: Check the condition of your air filters regularly. If they are dirty or clogged, it can reduce airflow, strain the system, and decrease efficiency.
  • Ice Formation on Coils: Ice on the evaporator or condenser coils can indicate issues with refrigerant levels, airflow, or other system imbalances. Maintenance can identify and resolve these issues.
  • Aging System: If your HVAC system is approaching the end of its expected lifespan, regular maintenance becomes even more crucial. Aging systems may require more attention to keep them operating efficiently.
  • Poor Indoor Air Quality: Dust, allergens, or pollutants circulating in the indoor air can indicate a need for maintenance, including cleaning or replacing air filters and cleaning ductwork.

If you observe any of these signs, it's advisable to schedule professional HVAC maintenance in Lowell. Regular preventive care can help extend the lifespan of your system, improve its efficiency, and prevent unexpected breakdowns.

What Maintenance Should Be Done on HVAC?

Regular maintenance of HVAC systems is crucial to ensure they operate efficiently and reliably. Here's a checklist of maintenance tasks typically recommended for HVAC systems:

  • Replace air filters regularly (every 1-3 months).
  • Clean vents and registers to ensure proper airflow.
  • Inspect and clean coils to maintain efficiency.
  • Check refrigerant levels and inspect for leaks.
  • Clean condensate drains to prevent blockages.
  • Lubricate moving parts for optimal performance.
  • Inspect electrical components for safety and functionality.

Regular maintenance not only helps HVAC systems operate efficiently and reliably but also extends their lifespan and reduces the risk of costly repairs.


Most HVAC service providers recommend two yearly maintenance visits – one for your air conditioner in the spring, and one for your heater in the fall. These visits are timed so that your equipment can be inspected and serviced before it enters a season of peak usage.

When it’s time to actually get your equipment maintained, you can expect your technician to spend time checking over each individual component of your unit, including filters, fans, coils, compressors, and electrical connections. They’ll carefully evaluate each component, cleaning and lubricating as necessary and identifying any potential issues. Then, they’ll tell you all about the state of your equipment and, if necessary, recommend further services that could benefit your system and make you more comfortable.

To learn more about the HVAC maintenance options available to customers in Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Groton, and the surrounding areas, contact Village Home Services at (978) 733-9593 today!


  • Better Performance – Well-maintained heaters and air conditioners simply work better and are capable of providing more precise and consistent climate control.
  • Improved Efficiency – HVAC equipment that is maintained in peak condition does not need to use excess energy to power through faulty parts, making it more energy efficient.
  • Cleaner Air – The regular cleaning and filter changes that are involved in HVAC maintenance can make a big difference in your indoor air quality.
  • Longer Equipment Lifespans – Regular maintenance can help your equipment continue working long past the estimated lifespan provided by its manufacturer.
  • Fewer issues – Maintenance tune-ups tend to catch and address developing problems before they develop into bigger issues that may require you to call for expensive repairs.
  • Lower Operating Costs – With improved efficiency, fewer repairs, and more time between replacements, you’ll be able to spend less on energy and service costs.

See what our Lowell HVAC maintenance team can do to make your home a more comfortable and efficient place – call (978) 733-9593 or reach out to us online today!

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