No matter what time of the year it is, it is important to remember to have your HVAC system checked regularly. The unit is made up of filters, coils, and ducts that run throughout your home, meaning there are many places for something to go wrong.
With an annual service, you can be assured that everything will be running smoothly. Besides maintaining a comfortable temperature, here are three reasons why residents should ensure regular HVAC maintenance.
Without regular maintenance, your HVAC will begin to decline in efficiency. This means it will be working twice as hard to provide your home with the same amount of heat or cool air. This increase in energy use is bad for the environment and your wallet. An investment in regular checkups can save you tons of money when you have an improperly functioning system.
Extends the Life of Your System
Nothing is worse than having to replace your HVAC system. Not only does it cost a lot of money, but it takes a ton of time too. This leaves you inconvenienced no matter what the season.
With regular maintenance to your air conditioning and heating system you can actually extend the life of your unit, ensuring that you don’t have to replace it until you absolutely have to.
Helps Prevent Allergies
If you are prone to allergies, your HVAC system can actually exacerbate the problem when it is not properly maintained. Dirty air ducts and vents can cause dust and mold to be blown into the air. Your outdoor unit may also blow in dirt and pollen when it is not properly cleaned. With regular maintenance, you can ensure that your air is clean and your allergies will not be affected.
MAINTAINING YOUR AIR CONDITIONER, energy.gov
5 Simple Ways to Reduce Allergens In Your Home This Spring, hvac.com