Your HVAC system acts as the lungs of your home, improving indoor air quality, distributing temperature-controlled air, and keeping your family safe and comfortable despite the sometimes harsh climate on the edge of the Sonoran Desert. Having scheduled inspections is an important part of ensuring all of those great qualities of your HVAC system are maintained. In this week’s article, we are going to take a look at why you should have your HVAC maintenanced and how often.
Is It Really All That Important?
Your HVAC system is made up of several components that need to work together properly for the whole thing to run smoothly and efficiently. In this way, it can be compared to your car. If you want your vehicle to last longer, you’ll regularly take it to a professional to check the fluid levels, brake pads, belts, and more. Air conditioning and heating systems also require professional upkeep, although you don’t have to worry about taking it to the experts; we come to you! Staying on top of maintenance will ensure your system reaches its full potential. In fact, well-maintained furnaces and air conditioners will last upwards of ten to fifteen years.
Timing is Everything
For homes with both heating and cooling components, we recommend maintenance at least twice a year. Have your air conditioner checked in the spring and your furnace checked in the fall. The reason for this is that you want to have the units inspected before they are going to be in full use. An AC breakdown in the middle of 101°F weather can be disastrous. Scheduled HVAC system maintenance can help pinpoint any problems before they turn into full-blown issues, avoiding that scenario entirely.
What to Expect
During these appointments, our technicians will make the best use of their, and your, time by targeting areas that typically fall under disrepair. Among others, this often includes the indoor coils, filters, thermostat calibration, condenser unit, and heat pump. Inspecting these components consists of both visual checks and tests. As the technician works their way through each part of the system, they will make note of any problems they see. Some of these can be fixed on the spot and others may need further investigation. Issues that are resolved may result in higher efficiency, fewer hot or cold spots, and even lower monthly utility bills.
If you haven’t scheduled your spring HVAC system maintenance appointment already, it’s not too soon! Contact us today to speak with one of our friendly professionals to get booked in.