Maintaining your home’s climate control systems is a crucial step in keeping them working properly in the long term. Both heating and cooling systems can operate more efficiently, with less risk of problems, if they’re maintained before their heavy season starts.
That said, it makes sense to schedule your heating maintenance pretty soon! But what matters most with HVAC maintenance is consistency, more than timing. It’s important that you have both your air conditioner and your heater each professionally tuned-up once a year. This means if you have a year-round heat pump system, it needs biannual tune-ups.
Read on to learn why HVAC maintenance is so important! For the sake of this blog post, we’re going to use your heater as an example, since fall is right around the corner.
Improved System Safety
This is especially important if you have a gas-powered heater. That’s not to say that these systems are inherently unsafe. However, next to their electrical counterparts, they do come with a bit more risk.
Regular maintenance from trained and experienced professionals ensures that everything is in order and that your gas system is ready to operate as safely as possible.
Extend System Longevity
Routine professional maintenance tune-ups help to prolong the life of your furnace or heating system. This is because all the components of the system are inspected, cleaned, and adjusted as needed, including lubricating parts that may otherwise create friction.
So if there is any problem with any of the components in the system, the problem is caught right away, before it has a chance to impact the rest of the system–therefore improving system longevity.
A well-maintained heating system should have a useful service life of 10-15 years, but without maintenance, that timeframe could be cut in half.
Better Energy Efficiency
When maintained as it should be, your home’s heating system will function as efficiently as possible. The components within the system are properly adjusted and lubricated so that they operate as they’re designed to, using less energy to do so.
Maintenance also includes changing or cleaning the air filters. Now, changing your HVAC air filters is something that every homeowner can, and should, do on their own every 1-3 months depending on the type of filter, but it’s also something we check.
Reduce Repair Needs
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of professional maintenance is that it reduces your repair needs by as much as 85%. This is because we are able to comprehensively inspect the entire system, and if we catch smaller repair needs we can alert you to do them right away so you can schedule a repair service.
The sooner you have this done, the better off your air conditioner will be. This is especially true for things like worn motor bearings that could lead to the motor burning out, or refrigerant leaks that could lead to the compressor breaking down.
We are ready to help with whatever your heating service needs are, but we’d also like to help you prevent issues with professional maintenance!