The Importance of a regular HVAC maintenance schedule
As any homeowner knows, it is important to have a routine maintenance & air conditioning repair because your HVAC system is the most important part of your home. Your HVAC system keeps you cool in the summer, warm and toasty in the winter and provides you and your family comfort and safety throughout the year. To ensure that your HVAC system works efficiently and well in the spring, summer, fall and winter seasons, schedule regular HVAC maintenance. Regularly scheduled maintenance can save you a world of concerns and prevent a host of repair problems.
In addition, HVAC maintenance is important because it keeps your system running efficiently all year long without any untimely breakdowns, while operating at a high efficiently level. As many know, it is easy to forget the HVAC system; most of us lead busy lives. However, think about how it would be if it were to break down in the summer when it is hot or during a snowstorm when the temperature is below freezing! Actually, your HVAC system is a lot like your car. Like your car, it needs regular maintenance; with an oil and lube filter, tires replaced and other required maintenance. And if your HVAC system, like your car, is not regularly maintained, it will break down and need to be repaired or replaced. Another reason why your HVAC should be regularly maintained is to save money on your utility bills. An HVAC system that runs efficiently means you won’t be doling out a lot of money on electricity, heating and cooling costs. Also, when you maintain your HVAC system, you can prevent needed repairs and replacements.
Keep in mind; an HVAC system that is properly maintained will not only keep your home warm or cool, it will also prevent problems with the air quality in your home. When the filters and coils of your system are clean, that means breathing will be much better for you and your family. Some may not know it; but an HVAC unit that is not properly maintained, is a collecting ground for mold, bacteria and dirt. These pollutants can cause respiratory problems for everyone in your home, especially those who have breathing problems. In addition, by regularly sweeping your floors and dusting your furniture and equipment, you can give your system another added boost.
In addition, an HVAC system that is well maintained, will last longer than a system that is not well maintained. By regularly maintaining your unit, you can extend the life of your system—up to 10 years or more. Also, an HVAC system that is regularly maintained will operate more efficiently. An HVAC system that is poorly maintained will work much harder than one that is well-maintained. A system that is maintained well will put less stress on the components of the system. To add it all up, less wear and tear on your system means easier and simpler maintenance in the fall and spring months. Keep in mind; when it comes to emergency repairs, a system that is taken care of is less likely to fail during months of consistent use such as June through September.
Keep in mind; when you make an appointment for an HVAC professional to tune up and maintain your HVAC system, they perform the following services: provide a thermostat check, tighten electrical connections, lubricate all moving parts, inspect the condensate drain, check system controls, clean and adjust the blower and clean the evaporator and condenser coils. In addition, they will also check the refrigerant charge, check the fuel line connections—cooling specific and inspect the gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchanger—heating specific.