The importance of HVAC Preventative Maintenance
Homeowners have the tendency to ignore their HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) systems. They don’t do so intentionally, but it’s easy to ignore things that are constant and not seen. Air ducts aren’t on the forefront of people’s minds. Nor are air filters or internal components of a system. Truthfully, HVAC preventative maintenance deserves attention if you want to maximize your system’s potential.
HVAC preventative maintenance…
Prevents high energy costs
The heating/cooling efforts for your Corsicana, TX home are collaborative. The units themselves create the cool air/hot air that then tunnel through the air ducts, through the air filters and into your living space. Given the united effort, if one aspect contributing to the air flow is not up to par, then the other aspects will have to work harder. Unnecessary hard work leads to unnecessary high energy costs.
Thus, it is important for air filters to be replaced routinely and for air ducts to be cleaned routinely. Also, the HVAC indoor and outdoor units need to be cleaned. Ultimately, clean HVAC components lead to efficient output. Efficient output means no unusually high energy costs.
Lengthens the system’s lifetime
It’s a good idea to schedule an annual checkup with a trusted HVAC contractor. Especially here in Texas where summers are extreme, you’ll want the go ahead form an expert that your heating and cooling systems are prepped. A professional will examine all components and inform you of any needed adjustments. Adjustments pertaining to summer preparation, but also to the health of your HVAC system in general. Most companies will conduct an air duct cleaning and performance test as well.
Any and all yearly adjustments will only savior the expected lifetime of your system. Failing or underperforming components can take years off the expected lifetime. Therefore, if you want to avoid forking over money for extensive repairs or an entire new system, take advantage of annual HVAC maintenance checkups.
Keeps air clean and healthy
Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, HVAC preventative maintenance keeps the air you and your family breath nice and clean. Dirt and other debris buildup over time within air ducts and air filters. As air travels towards your living space, it can take debris with it. This leads to contaminated air which can lead to allergies or even sickness.
Air filters can be purchased in packages for very cheap at your local department store. If you get in the habit of replacing them once every 3-6 months than your air should come through clean. Though, it’s also important for air ducts to be clean. You can do this on your own, but it is tougher and more time consuming than it seems. The services of an HVAC contractor are recommended as a professional cleaning will last for a long time.
Area Wide Services offers HVAC preventative maintenance services. We also offer duct and dryer vent cleaning, and home and duct performance testing. Give us a call at (903) 467-5620 to ensure you are preventing high energy costs, extending your HVAC system’s lifetime, and pumping healthy air through to your Corsicana, TX home. Please visit our blog for additional helpful input, including specific HVAC preventative maintenance techniques to carry out.