What if you could improve the quality of the air you breathe, the safety and comfort of your home, your contribution to environmental preservation, and your overall sense of well-being for a relatively small financial investment?

The preceding is only a summary of the numerous benefits of scheduling routine HVAC maintenance. Now that we’ve cleared that up let’s delve deeper into why HVAC preventive maintenance is a wise and worthwhile investment.

Save Money

Preventative maintenance can help your bottom line in the following ways:

  • Avoid costly and unexpected breakdowns.
  • Lower your energy bills
  • System longevity saves money.
  • Keep your warranty coverage active.

Routine maintenance on HVAC systems reduces the risk of costly breakdowns by up to 95%. It’s unlikely you’d drive your car for 30,000 miles without changing the oil; doing so would be a disaster. This analogy applies to the heating and cooling system in your home. 

Who used to use a continual flow of water from aqueducts as a refrigerant to heat and cool public baths and villas back in ancient times?

Answer: The Greeks

Reduce Energy Cost

Reduce energy costs by performing preventative maintenance on your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. According to the US Department of Energy, this could result in cost savings of up to 30% on your monthly energy bill. 

Increase the life of the system

Routine maintenance extends the life of your system, lowering the likelihood that you will need to pay a significant amount of money for an HVAC installation shortly. It’s similar to how annual checkups can help humans live longer lives, except instead of going to the doctor, your HVAC specialist will come to you.

To maintain warranty coverage, it is critical to understand that most HVAC equipment manufacturers require proof of annual maintenance before approving a claim for warranty-covered repairs.

Given the high cost of many components that comprise your HVAC system, investing in annual maintenance to keep them covered under warranty can save you significant money if something goes wrong.

Contribute to Improving Air Quality

The levels of airborne pollutants found indoors maybe two to five times higher (and in some cases more than one hundred times higher) than those found outdoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is critical if you or your family suffer from respiratory problems like asthma.

We share our homes with substances that we would instead not breathe, even if we are unaware of them daily. These common indoor allergens include everyday household dust, which can cause several respiratory problems, pet dander, dust mites, cigarette smoke, pollen, and mold.

If a musty odor makes you worried about mold, it might be time to have the air ducts professionally cleaned. In general, preventive maintenance helps ensure that the air pumped through your vents, whether warm or cold, is as clean and well-filtered as possible.

Make Yourself More at Ease

You rely on your HVAC system throughout the year to keep you comfortable. If you perform routine maintenance on your system, it will be able to produce and distribute warm or cool air more evenly and steadily. Furthermore, it reduces the likelihood of returning home from work one winter day to find your vents blowing out icy air.

It’s also easy to take maintenance for granted or to accept that a particular room is too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. These are both bad habits that should be avoided at all costs. Cleaning your home’s ductwork and other preventative measures can help your heating and cooling systems run as evenly and efficiently as possible.

Regular HVAC system maintenance will reduce the likelihood that its sounds or odors will interfere with your quality of life.

Increase Your Home’s Security

You’ve heard terrifying stories. Someone you know went away for the holidays and returned to find their home severely damaged due to the effects of freezing temperatures. Suppose your heating system fails during a cold spell or one of those polar vortexes we’ve heard about recently.

In that case, the result can be a domino effect of frozen or burst pipes, water damage, and even more severe consequences. The cost of making repairs in this situation can be extremely high.

Preventative maintenance on your HVAC system protects you and your family from carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas with fatal consequences.

Most carbon monoxide leaks are caused by a heat exchanger failing or cracking. Typically, a carbon monoxide test is performed as part of an HVAC maintenance checkup. Any potential hazards can be detected using this test. A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning professional can also advise you on installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home.

Contribute to the Environment

Those concerned about their environmental impact should remember that a properly maintained heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system uses significantly less fuel, which is good for the Environment.

Because the EPA has been working to eliminate environmentally hazardous substances, homeowners in this situation will want to be aware of the type of refrigerant used in their system. HVAC technicians who work with controlled refrigerant must be EPA Section 608 certified.

These technicians can assist you in understanding the type of refrigerant you are using, how it affects the Environment, and your options.

Your HVAC contractor should also be able to discuss the benefits of installing a programmable thermostat or switching from oil heat to natural gas as two steps you can take to reduce the environmental impact of your system.

Instill a Greater Sense Of Calm In Yourself

Finally, investing in a preventive maintenance plan gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that if something goes wrong, you have already taken steps to minimize the resulting discomfort to the greatest extent possible.

Article by Skills242 Editors

Article by Skills242 Editors

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