We’ve talked a little bit about preventative HVAC maintenance a little bit before in previous blogs, but we want to take a deeper look into why this is so important before we launch into the hottest days of the year.
Maintenance is one of the most important aspects of owning a heating and cooling system and over time dust and worn down parts will lower the efficiency of your system along with increasing the risk for potential problems. This is why our team at Express Tech Air encourages scheduling preventative HVAC maintenance especially because it can improve the lifetime of your system by up to 48%!
What Does Preventative Maintenance Involve When It Comes To Your Air Conditioning Unit?
A maintenance check before cooling season involves a thorough examination of your home’s air conditioner to ensure that each component is working exactly as it should. One of our team’s skilled technicians will check both the indoor and outdoor components of your air conditioner which includes all internal parts such as motors and belts. They will also measure your air conditioner’s coolant levels and replace any lost coolant. Our team also takes the time to check the circuits and safety controls, drain line, condensate pump, and all caps and valves.
All of the electrical components of your system will also be inspected for signs of wear or damaged and replaced if needed to prevent any possible failures. Your outdoor unit will also be checked to ensure that your unit is level for optimum performance. If needed, the technician will also replace your HVAC filter to prevent dust and debris from entering your air conditioner along with your ductwork.
You can learn a little more about inspections as a form of preventative HVAC maintenance in this blog.
6 Reasons Why Preventative HVAC Maintenance is Important
Preventative maintenance is a small investment that can help you save money, enjoy the safety and comfort of your home, help you breathe cleaner air, and can even help the environment. These are just a few of the benefits of regular air conditioning maintenance, so let’s take an even deeper look into why you should invest in these services!
1. Save Money
Regular maintenance helps to prevent costly breakdowns, extends the life of your system, allows you to stay protected under your warranty, and even helps to reduce your energy bills. These services will reduce the risk of breakdowns by about 95%. Think about it, you probably wouldn’t drive your car for 40,000 miles without getting an oil change, and your HVAC system deserves the same care!
2. Keep You and Your Home Safe
We are sure you’ve heard stories from your friends about going on vacation during the summer and then returning home to a hot and humid house with damage throughout different rooms. If you are away from home during a huge spike of heat, the effect can be peeling wallpaper or paint and damaged furniture to name just a few. The cost of these repairs can be astronomical.
Preventative HVAC maintenance helps to safeguard your home from these damages while also protecting you and your family against the risk of carbon monoxide (a colorless and odorless gas that can be extremely dangerous). An HVAC maintenance checkup usually includes a carbon monoxide test that will determine or detect any potential danger.
3. Improve Your Air Quality
The Environmental Protection Agency has reported that indoor air pollutants can be 2-5 times higher than outdoor levels. This statistic is extremely significant, especially if you or any of the members of your household suffer from asthma or any other respiratory issues. Although we may not think about it or be aware, we share our homes with a variety of substances that are harmful to breathe in. These common indoor allergens range from dust to pet dander and dust mites all the way to pollen and mold.
If you have been experiencing a musty odor, you may have mold in your home, and getting your air ducts professionally cleaned is highly suggested. Preventative HVAC maintenance helps to ensure that the cold air moving through your vents is clean and as filtered as possible.
4. Help The Environment
A well maintained HVAC system consumes less fuel which in turn helps to reduce your carbon footprint. Homeowners who are concerned with staying green may even want to be aware of the type of refrigerant is used in their system because not all of them are good for the planet.
5. Give Yourself Greater Peace of Mind
Making an investment in preventative HVAC maintenance gives you the peace of mind to know that if something does go wrong with your system, you’ve already taken the steps to make the process of fixing it as painless as possible.
6. Improve Your Comfort
You depend on your HVAC system to keep you comfortable throughout the entire year and regular preventative HVAC maintenance helps your system produce and distribute cool or warm air evenly and steadily. It also helps to reduce the odds that you’ll come home on a hot and humid summer day to find your home matching the outdoor temperatures. Regular maintenance will also help to minimize the changes that strange noises or odors from your system will occur and disrupt your quality of life.
Trust Our Team With Preventative HVAC Maintenance
When it comes to your HVAC system, you never want to find it acting up or not working at all, especially during the hottest temperatures of the year. Give our team at Express Tech Air a call, we would love to help keep you and your home comfortable with our preventive HVAC maintenance services!