Your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems need regular service to maintain their maximum efficiency. Semi-annual service and inspections prior to seasonal use will keep your house cool in the heat and warm in the cold. Furthermore, your systems and units will experience a longer life expectancy, fewer breakdowns, fewer emergency service calls, and greater efficiency, saving you money over time. Here are 5 reasons why you should service your HVAC system regularly:
1) Energy Efficiency
When your HVAC systems are doing their job, you will assume that they are working properly. But, after a while, you may begin to notice that it takes more time to effectively cool or heat your home. Regular service for your HVAC system will help catch any maintenance issues that leave an otherwise effective HVAC system to operate without maximum energy efficiency.
A heating and cooling system that has been neglected will have dirty fins and coils, filters in need of changing, low coolant levels, and cost you more due to low-efficiency operation. Your well-maintained HVAC system, on the other hand, will take less time to heat or cool your room, thus resulting in lower energy bills and a smaller environmental footprint.
We suggest a spring check-up for your air conditioner, whereby a service technician will clean your air conditioning unit. The technician will pay special attention to the coils and tubing, replace your filters, check your refrigerant levels, and ensure that your unit is venting properly.
Your heating system should be checked at the end of each summer. Much like your A/C maintenance, the technician will check the filter to see if it needs replacing and assess aspects such as low gas pressure, combustion efficiency, and more. Additionally, the technician will take note of the burners and your thermostat to ensure that they are working properly to heat your home.
With regular service to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, service technicians will keep the air running smoothly and possibly lower your home’s energy consumption by up to 15%.
2) Preventing expensive repairs
Scheduling regular maintenance with our Denver-based HVAC service technicians can save you time and money when it comes to system repairs. A service technician is trained to recognize and diagnose small issues before they become major repairs and can save you from having to replace your entire HVAC system. Your tech will run diagnostics to check the system’s on and off capabilities and ensure that the heating system is creating warmth, your water is getting hot, and your air conditioning and ventilation system are performing at their optimum level.
If there is a repair-worthy issue, a technician will catch it and let you know how to proceed. Your heating and cooling systems will perform better and have a greater chance at longevity with regular preventative maintenance.
3) A comfortable home
If you know that you have taken good care of your HVAC system with semi-annual service tune-ups, you can rest assured that your hot water will be on demand, your home will be warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. Your indoor air quality will benefit from regular service checks, as well. Poor air quality can wreak havoc on the healthiest of people, but if anyone in your home suffers from allergies, it can make life very difficult.
Any time your filters are clogged and dirty, you are allowing dust, debris, etc., to float around your house. The humidity in your home is regulated by your HVAC system’s on/off cycle, and a service technician will ensure that this is in working order.
4) Carbon monoxide safety
You should have carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home to warn you of any leaks related to this odorless and colorless gas. The trouble is, however, that your heating system can give off low levels of carbon monoxide without triggering your detector.
The heat exchanger should be checked by a service technician annually for any damage. The technician will examine the heat exchanger to ensure that there are no cracks in the exchanger and that it is venting away from the house so that carbon monoxide does not gather in the home.
With proper service to your HVAC system, you can breathe easy knowing that you and your family will be safe.
5) The longevity of your HVAC system
Like other mechanical systems, your HVAC system benefits from regular maintenance performed by trained service technicians. Proper maintenance and cleaning of your system’s components will keep it running efficiently, without that additional strain caused by dirty or unmaintained parts.
If your HVAC components are serviced, prior to seasonal use, you will avoid unnecessary burdens and extra wear and tear, allowing you to use your HVAC system for a longer period of time.
Hire a professional
Whether you are seeking preventative maintenance or addressing an HVAC emergency, you will want to hire a professional who truly understands Colorado weather and the extremes that make proper HVAC system care essential to Denver metro residents.
For optimal results, hire a Denver HVAC team to keep your systems running smoothly. Heart Heating & Cooling is the best choice for regular maintenance, HVAC repair, and any HVAC emergency you may experience. Our goal is to provide the Denver metro area with excellent service and the best information available to save you money and help you live comfortably. Contact us today to schedule your regular HVAC service call.