Why Is Regular HVAC Maintenance Important?
Before we talk about some of the benefits you can receive from regular HVAC maintenance, let’s take a look at why scheduling periodic service for your heating and cooling system is so important. Just like your car, your HVAC system is an extremely complicated piece of machinery. If you neglect your system, problems can develop quietly behind the scenes, and at a certain point, may cause an outage.
Regular maintenance is important because it allows you to make sure your air conditioner and heater are operating at peak efficiency and there are no current issues that could possibly cause a breakdown in the future. Have your HVAC system serviced regularly, and you can stop worrying about emergency repairs and rest easy knowing your family will always have the comfort they deserve.
Benefits You Can Receive From Regular Maintenance
Now that you know why scheduling periodic HVAC maintenance is important, it’s time to talk about some of the benefits you can receive from your regular service appointments. First, and most importantly, having your air conditioner and heater serviced regularly can significantly lower your monthly energy bills. When your system functions at peak efficiency, it will use less energy to heat and cool your home, which means more affordable bills.
Fewer necessary repairs is another big benefit of scheduling regular maintenance. If you’re able to catch a problem with your system while it’s still minor, you can have it fixed before it affects the rest of your system. On the other hand, if you ignore problems with your HVAC system, you’ll likely have to pay for major repairs down the road, and you may even need to purchase a new system if the problem is severe enough.
Occasional maintenance is also a good way to extend the lifespan of your HVAC system. Air conditioners and heaters experience much less wear and tear when they’re functioning optimally, and reducing wear and tear is key in making sure your system lasts as long as possible. With regular maintenance, you can add multiple years to the lifespan of your heating and cooling system, saving you a great deal of money on a replacement.
Finally, regular maintenance lowers your chance of experiencing an unexpected, catastrophic HVAC breakdown. As mentioned, regular maintenance lets you catch problems with your system before they become too severe, which means you won’t have to worry about your air conditioner going out in the heat of the summer.
What Does Regular Maintenance Involve?
If you’ve never scheduled HVAC maintenance before, it’s a good idea to take a look at what’s involved in the process so that you’ll be ready for the appointment. One of the things we’ll do during your service appointment is to check your thermostat for proper calibration. If your thermostat isn’t properly calibrated, you won’t be able to effectively control the temperature in your home. We can also recommend settings for your programmable thermostat to improve comfort and efficiency.
Loose electrical connections can cause big problems in your HVAC system, which is why tightening these connections is an important part of HVAC maintenance. Making sure electrical connections are tight will ensure proper operation so that you’ll get the full lifespan from your HVAC system.
During your regular maintenance appointment, one of our technicians will lubricate the moving parts in your system. Proper lubrication is extremely important because it reduces friction inside of your HVAC system. When your HVAC parts interact smoothly instead of grinding against each other, your system will work much more efficiently and your home will be more comfortable.
Your HVAC technician will perform several necessary inspections during your service appointment. First, they’ll check your condensate line to make sure there are no clogs that prevent moisture from exiting your system. If needed, your technician will clear debris from the drain pan to prevent water from backing up into your home.
We will inspect your system controls to make sure the start and shut-off cycles are running correctly and your system is operating how it should. Finally, we will inspect, clean, and adjust the blower in your system. Making sure your blower is working correctly can drastically improve its efficiency.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
If you want to make sure that your HVAC system runs optimally for years to come, you can schedule regular maintenance with Heath’s Air by calling 480-470-7777. Our owner is a Bosch-certified HVAC technician, and we have experience working on all the other major HVAC brands, meaning we can work on whatever system you have in your home. We’ll make sure your system runs well so you have the consistent comfort you deserve.