Getting your HVAC unit tuned up during the spring or fall sounds like a routine service. But have you ever wondered why?
There are plenty of reasons to do HVAC maintenance each year. It’s one of your home’s major systems, and also one of the most expensive, so it’s important that you let a professional HVAC tech take care of it to keep you cool.
Here’s why we recommend getting routine HVAC maintenance by a seasoned professional each year:
1. Consume Less Electricity
First and foremost, when your HVAC unit is taken care of, it can work as efficiently as possible. Routine maintenance is an essential part of keeping your unit fine-tuned. This means clearing out any debris, checking parts for wear and tear, and looking for other issues that could be making your system work harder than it needs to.
2. Lower Your Energy Bills
With efficiency comes automatic cost savings. When your unit is working correctly, your energy bill may drop as a result. This is because your unit doesn’t have to work as hard to cool your home and can get the same level of cooling in a shorter amount of time.
3. Diagnose and Fix Problems Early
HVAC maintenance technicians don’t just clean out your unit. They also inspect every part to ensure it’s working properly and look for signs of damage or parts that might fail soon.
4. Prevent Costly Repairs
Getting routine maintenance on your HVAC unit is a lot like going to the dentist for a cleaning. You might not have any tooth pain or bleeding gums, but it’s a good idea to get your teeth cleaned and checked to prevent small issues like chips or cavities from getting worse.
The same is true with HVAC maintenance. When problems are left to linger, they can turn into much larger issues. When our technicians find issues, they may fix them on the spot before they become larger, more expensive problems. This way, you can avoid a gap in service and prevent something major from damaging your unit.
5. Maintain Warranty Eligibility
If you’re fortunate to still have a manufacturer’s warranty on your HVAC unit, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing your due diligence to maintain warranty eligibility. Many warranties will require the homeowner to have their HVAC system inspected on a regular basis in order to maintain the warranty. If something were to go wrong during the warranty period and you haven’t had a recent inspection, it could cause the manufacturer to invalidate the warranty.
When you have routine maintenance, make sure you save a copy of the report in your home files in case you need to show it to claim warranty benefits in the future.
6. Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
Part of your HVAC system’s role is to filter out pollutants before they can be distributed throughout your home. Studies have shown that indoor air quality can actually be worse than the air outside, and it only gets worse if your HVAC unit isn’t filtering the air properly before it enters your home. A well-working HVAC system can improve the air quality levels inside your home so you and your family can breathe better.
7. Protect Your Family
Your home’s HVAC system feeds into every space in your home. However, this also means that harmful contaminants like carbon monoxide can make their way into your home. If there’s a leak in your HVAC system, it’s important to know about it as soon as possible so you can protect your family. Carbon monoxide can be deadly and is just one of many things our technicians check for during maintenance.
8. Extend the Life of Your HVAC System
An HVAC system is a major investment in any home, and homeowners should do their part to make their investment last as long as possible. Routine HVAC system maintenance can extend the life of your outdoor unit because it catches issues early, boosts efficiency, and reduces wear and tear on the system.
9. Do the Environment a Favor
Having a soundly working HVAC unit is better for the environment in many ways. For starters, less energy usage means less carbon in our atmosphere and fewer resources used. And when you extend the life of your system, you can keep its parts out of the landfill for longer. Imagine if everyone could extend their HVAC unit by just one year — there would be thousands of fewer units produced each year, and that could really make an environmental impact!
10. Consistent Cooling
One of the biggest pains of a poorly functioning HVAC system is inconsistent cooling. One minute you’re feeling cool as a cucumber, and the next you could be sweating bullets! Proper maintenance can help you keep a consistent temperature in every room of the home so you can always count on comfort when you most need it.
When to Do HVAC Maintenance Each Year
There’s never a bad time to start doing HVAC maintenance, even if you’ve let your system go for years without an inspection. However, we recommend scheduling maintenance in the spring and fall. Spring maintenance ensures your HVAC unit is prepared for the summer heat, while fall maintenance checks your unit after working hard all summer to look for signs of wear and tear.
Are you overdue for HVAC maintenance? Give us a call today and schedule your appointment!