When the weather is simply too much to bear and we need some relief, we turn to our air conditioning and heating systems. We also depend on HVAC systems to provide clean air for us to breathe. Just as we rely on our cars to take us from point A to point B, we count on our HVAC systems to regulate the temperature and ventilation in our homes, healing offices, schools, and other buildings. And, just like a car, HVAC systems need proper maintenance to work at maximum efficiency.
Read on for some helpful guidelines for servicing your HVAC system.
Air Filter Maintenance
Most companies recommend that you consult your HVAC manufacturer’s instructions for how often to clean and/or replace air filters. This is one of the most effective ways to ensure that your HVAC is running at optimal efficiency, and it’s something that you can do yourself. A dirty, clogged filter makes your system work harder, meaning more energy is consumed for an inferior result, which will send your energy bill skyrocketing. It’s a good general rule to replace your air filters every month.
Routine HVAC Maintenance
Preventative maintenance can be easily overlooked, but to return to our car analogy, would you drive your vehicle until it broke down before you took it to the shop? Absolutely not! Car ownership comes with a responsibility to keep it running. The same is true for your HVAC unit.
Industry professionals suggest calling in trained HVAC technicians twice a year to perform regularly scheduled maintenance on your system. Ideally, you will have a professional service your system before summer and winter, so it will be in prime shape to cool or heat your space.
Here are a few benefits of having a professional HVAC technician perform regular maintenance on your system:
- Longer system lifespan: With routine service, your unit can potentially last twice as long (or more!) as poorly maintained systems.
- Less money on parts: Simple maintenance can really save you from wasting money. By scheduling routine cleanings, costly parts are less likely to need replacing. Additionally, your system will consume less energy, which lowers your utility bill.
- Better air circulation and quality: As we mentioned earlier, your HVAC system is not only in charge of heating and cooling your space, but it also ensures proper ventilation. By having a well-maintained unit, you won’t have to worry as much about dust, pollutants, and other irritants that can adversely affect your health.
Contact Us today to discuss the right HVAC maintenance plan for your needs.