Have you taken the time to have a preventative maintenance done lately? Often, we take our heating and cooling units for granted. We turn up the heat when the cold seeps in and we crank the air conditioning on the hottest days of summer. Other than that, we don’t give it much thought and assume that things will run smoothly. But your HVAC system has more of an impact on your home than just the temperature. It also affects the air quality and energy efficiency of your home. Having a preventative maintenance plan once a year ensures that your HVAC system is running smoothly and efficiently and that your family can breathe safely throughout the year.
Boosting Energy Efficiency
Functional does not always mean optimal. You can always tell if your HVAC unit is broken, but not necessarily if it’s faulty. It might just seem as though you have to turn the heat up a little more than usual in order to warm the house. But a professional HVAC technician can spot the things that you might miss. They can explain why the heating unit takes too long to heat the home, or point out if if there’s a crack in the heat exchanger. If your HVAC unit has a leak or the heat pump isn’t working in the way it should, your energy bill will no doubt shoot upward, often beyond what homeowners are comfortable paying. With a preventative maintenance plan to point out all the problem areas, you can get your HVAC unit in shape, and therefore, boost energy efficiency and lower your energy bills.
Extend HVAC Lifespan
A good HVAC system can last as long as 15-20 years. However, those invisible problems that often aren’t obvious without preventative maintenance can start to wear down the system and shorten that lifespan. Paying for preventative maintenance and needed repairs is still preferable to having to pay for a new HVAC unit every ten years or so. Remember that your HVAC technician does this every day. They’re experts when it comes to HVAC systems and they can help you not only with preventative maintenance but with tips for lengthening the life of your HVAC unit.
Keep Your Family Healthy
Finally, a preventative maintenance plan ensures that the air quality in the home is safe for the whole family. Dirty HVAC filters, a faulty humidifier, or problems with the outdoor air dampers can all lower the indoor air quality. You might not notice the decrease in air quality right away, but it could have adverse health effects for you and anyone else who lives in the household. A thorough preventative maintenance plan will shed light on these problems and enable you to repair them so you can keep a healthy air quality flowing through your home.
When it comes to your preventative maintenance, you want an expert who won’t miss a thing. Air Solutions is a family owned business with 50 years of combined experience serving Bryan-College Station. We know how important it is to keep your HVAC unit in peak condition and offer preventative maintenance as well as heating and air conditioning installation. Contact us today to request the HVAC service you need.