Regular HVAC maintenance can have numerous benefits, which is a well-known fact among all HVAC users. But what are the specific benefits? And is this statement just a marketing ploy? Well, we can safely say it is not, because regular HVAC maintenance can save you time and money! It is increasingly obvious that many individuals make the decision to do DIY maintenance. They even forgo maintenance totally in the hope that less spending will keep the wallet full and the system smooth. However, that can be a disaster waiting to happen and will of course damage your wallet in the long run, so let’s dive into a regular maintenance plan and its benefits.
Reduce System Breakdowns
Emergency repairs are something you want to avoid with your HVAC system. To reduce the chance of your HVAC system breaking down when you need it most, regular maintenance is certainly recommended. In fact; when you consider that the large majority of issues are caused by a lack of maintenance, it is clear how you can avoid system breakdown.
Let’s look at it like this; If you had a car and refused to give it any oil or change its tires. In time the car that once got you from A-Z will probably end up not even getting you from A-B. Not showing the vehicle any care, and maintaining even just the basic needs that your car requires will cause it to degenerate much quicker and sooner rather than later, it will fail. Without the much-needed oil to keep the moving parts lubricated, and running, it would dry, and eventually, each component would fail. It is therefore imperative that you give the car what it needs to comfortably get you from A-Z safely. You see where we are going with all this.
Regular maintenance also ensures that an HVAC technician spots potential problems before they wreck your system completely. While the maintenance appointment may cost you something, it is better than having to pay for an entire new upgraded system or some expensive components.
Better Air Flow and Temperature Regulation
When your air conditioner is not maintained properly, it can actually affect the quality of the air in your home. For example, when air ducts are stuffed with dust and even pet dander. They can end up in the air-conditioned air and back into your home. This can be devastating for everyone inside the home with certain allergies or asthma. Furthermore, this air quality can cause other problems, such as bacteria, and viruses to spread and infect those in close proximity.
During annual maintenance; your technician will make sure that critical parts such as the coils, fan motor, and other system parts are completely cleaned. Therefore, anyone with respiratory problems does not have to worry about contaminated air if your system is maintained on a regular basis.
The other strategy you can employ in your HVAC system is to install air purification. This ensures harmful pathogens are safely destroyed so they do not harm you or your loved ones.
Increased System Lifespan
It is widely known that regular maintenance ensures a lengthier system lifespan. Most manufacturers design their systems to last anything between 10 to 20 years. With annual maintenance, there is no reason why you should not make their estimated lifespan and even succeed it. Having said that; we do recommend upgrading your system after 15 years. Furthermore, technology changes, and in that time those changes can be so extensive they leave older units in the dust.
Of course, regular maintenance is needed to prevent your system from burning out prematurely. As we discussed earlier, it can also prevent you from having to buy expensive replacements, which is the last thing you want to do when you have an HVAC system or purchased a new house with an existing HVAC system.
Getting More Knowledgeable
When you have your system maintained on a regular basis, you get a little more knowledgeable about your system overall. This includes potential problems by executing some of the maintenance yourself, such as cleaning the exterior ductwork and keeping your outdoor unit free of debris.
In addition to gaining knowledge about your system, you also get familiar with your technician a little more. This makes it easier to ask your technician about system maintenance and the things you can do to maximize your system’s potential.
Do you want peace of mind when it comes to your HVAC system? Contact Poe Air for all your HVAC maintenance, installation, and repair.