Many people make a substantial investment when they purchase a new HVAC system, but they don’t maintain it properly. Not doing so can shorten the life of their system. If you’ve ever experienced AC problems in the middle of a hot Texas summer, you probably already know how crucial it is to have a working HVAC system. If you have been taking care of your system with routine maintenance, you’re less likely to have an unwanted surprise when your system won't work when you need it most.
Reduced Utility Bills
Proper maintenance and cleaning help reduce utility bills by keeping your system running more efficiently so it doesn't use as much power to circulate air throughout your home. In fact, research shows that an improperly maintained, dirty unit has to work 20% harder than a well-maintained one at keeping your home cool. The harder a system has to work, the more energy is wasted, and the more stress is added to the components, so they don't last as long.
The more maintenance and attention you dedicate to a system, the longer it will be able to provide good service. Having a new AC system installed can be quite an investment, so it only makes sense that you don’t want to make that purchase too often. Getting regular tune-ups can improve the overall lifespan of your system and keep it running well for many years.
Not only does your AC system keep your air cool and comfortable, a properly maintained one may also improve indoor air quality. If you keep your air filters clean, it means better breathing for the family and helps reduce dust and allergens from circulating throughout your home. On the flip side, a poorly maintained system can become a breeding ground for dust, bacteria, and even mold spores. Bad air can cause allergies, illnesses and respiratory problems such as asthma. Scheduling a duct cleaning and having your system cleaned can also greatly improve indoor air quality.
Parts Under Warranty
One last benefit of properly maintaining your system is that the part or component in question might still be under warranty. Keep a list of all warranty expiration dates and have your HVAC technician check the parts during maintenance before they expire. If the parts are about to go out and they are under warranty, they can often be fixed or replaced at no cost other than service charges.
If you need to schedule a tune-up, or have an existing AC problem that needs immediate attention, the Home Pro Team at A#1 Air is ready to help 24/7, with no overtime or weekend charges. So call A#1 Air today!