What are the Benefits of HVAC Maintenance?
One of the best investments any homeowner can make is to have an HVAC system installed in their home. And while this piece of equipment will keep you comfortable around the clock on the hottest and coldest days of the year, it does need a little bit of TLC to make that happen.
Here are some of the many reasons why you should always schedule HVAC maintenance appointments for your home’s central comfort system:
When annual maintenance appointments have fallen by the wayside, there’s a chance your HVAC system will work much harder than it has to. As a result, not only will your central comfort system’s energy efficiency decrease, but the overall lifespan of your system will gradually decline as well.
To help combat this, it’s important to schedule annual HVAC maintenance appointments at least twice a year: once before summer, a second time before winter. During a maintenance appointment, your HVAC technician will:
Inspect the system from head to toe
Clean the coils and fans
Check for leaks and more
Now, if your technician happens to notice something out of the ordinary — such as a loose part — they’ll be able to present you with your repair options upfront. Doing this will help ensure that your unit will run smoothly during peak season and that you won’t run into any “surprises” down the road.
Can Help Alleviate Allergies
Do you suffer from indoor allergies? If so, there’s a chance that your HVAC system could be contributing to that — but how so? Simple: if your air filter needs to be replaced, there’s a chance that the old filter could be distributing airborne allergens throughout your home. And when this happens, you’ll find yourself sneezing and coughing more than normal.
During an HVAC maintenance appointment, your technician will also replace your air filter — which many homeowners overlook. Typically, on average, this essential piece to the HVAC puzzle needs to be replaced every 30 to 90 days — depending on how often you use your HVAC unit and how many allergens are present in your home (i.e., you have pets that shed).
Helps Preserve Your System
With annual HVAC maintenance from a professional, your HVAC unit can last up to 15 years. The reason this is possible is that when your HVAC technician performs system maintenance, they’ll make sure that every part within the machine is working properly and not straining.
Additionally, after presenting you with options, they can replace parts that have seen better days. This will help your HVAC system run much more smoothly, extend its lifespan, and even improve system safety.