Ignoring preventive HVAC maintenance can cost you in many ways. Your home’s heating and cooling system brings you the best in home comfort and reduced energy costs only when the system is in top shape. Here are reasons to put preventive HVAC maintenance at the top of your home task list.
Prevent Expensive Repairs
Many heating and cooling systems work harder than any other appliance in the home. In time, parts get worn or dirty or might need adjustments to keep everything running well. During a preventive maintenance visit, a service technician looks at HVAC components and can take care of minor issues before they become big, more costly issues.
Extend the Life of the System
Problems such as dirt-caked components, electrical shorts, low refrigerant, a cracked heat exchanger, worn belts and restricted airflow take a toll on your heating and air conditioning. When these issues are not corrected in a timely manner, the life of your HVAC system can be cut short. Preventive maintenance increases the longevity of the system, which saves you money.
Lower Heating and Cooling Costs
When an HVAC system is not in good shape, it runs less efficiently. This means it uses more energy to keep your home comfortable. If your heating or cooling bills seem to be rising, problems with your HVAC system are a likely source. Those who have invested in a new energy-efficient system are not off the hook, either. Even simple problems, such as dirty furnace filters, can reduce energy efficiency. Schedule regular maintenance visits to keep your heating and cooling as efficient as possible.
Keep Your Home Comfortable
When an HVAC system is properly maintained, you can avoid many common home comfort problems. These include poor humidity control, poor air quality, and insufficient heating or cooling. With preventive maintenance, you might also notice your HVAC system operates more quietly. Malfunctioning heating and cooling units sometimes cycle on and off more as they struggle to heat or cool the home, which results in more noise.
For more information or to schedule preventive HVAC maintenance, please contact us at Powers Heating & Air.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about preventive maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.
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