You depend on your home’s HVAC system to keep your family comfortable all year round. But for many people, it’s out of sight, out of mind — until something goes wrong. The fact is, your heating and air conditioning system requires regular maintenance to operate safely, dependably and at peak efficiency. Here are some of the benefits of keeping your home’s HVAC system in good working condition with regular maintenance.
Increased Energy Efficiency
Over time, normal wear and tear, dust and debris accumulation, low coolant levels, and lack of lubrication will all cause your HVAC system to work harder to maintain the same levels of comfort, resulting in higher utility bills. Regular professional maintenance can cut your expenses significantly.
Extended System Lifespan
Your HVAC system is a major part of your investment in your home. Although its components are designed to have a long service life, they won’t last forever, and replacement can be costly. Proper maintenance along with regular inspections can identify potential trouble points before they become major issues, avoiding expensive repairs and helping to extend the lifespan of your system.
Keeps Warranties Valid
If your home’s HVAC system, or any part of it, is still under warranty, it’s important to remember that many warranties require proof of annual maintenance in order for a claim to be valid. Your local HVAC contractor will keep records of the service they perform on your system, which will make it much easier for them to file a successful warranty claim. Detailed maintenance records will also be helpful if you decide to sell your home.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Clogged air filters and accumulated dust and debris in your ductwork can allow harmful airborne particulates to circulate in your indoor environment. These include potentially dangerous allergens and pathogens like dust, pet dander, pollen, and bacteria that can cause illness and be especially harmful to people with asthma, allergies and other respiratory problems. Keeping your system clean through regular maintenance will greatly improve your indoor air quality.
Regular inspections and maintenance performed by your local HVAC professional can help prevent costly repairs, lower your utility bills, increase the useful life of your system, and make you and your family more comfortable in your home. A-1 Heating and Cooling, along with our partner QuietCool, are ready to provide for all of your HVAC needs. Contact us today to learn more.