HVAC Maintenance- Why it’s Important!

HVAC Maintenance

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When it comes to your home air conditioning system it is important to remember routine HVAC maintenance. If properly cared for homeowners can conserve energy and extend the overall life of their unit, saving them money and time. There are so many benefits to properly caring for your unit that impact everything from your health to your wallet! 

Don’t neglect your air conditioner. Always make sure to change your filters regularly and schedule routine maintenance with a qualified technician.  They will:   Give a visual inspection.  Take amp readings.  Check the pressure of the unit.  Rinse coils.  Inspect duct work.  Identify any other abnormal issues with the unit.  So what is so important about it anyway?  There are many reasons why maintenance of your AC can be critical including:  Efficiency  Decreasing electric bill  Improving air quality  Increasing the lifespan to your unit  Saving money through your warranty 

How will HVAC maintenance provide these benefits?

Efficiency

The efficiency of your unit will naturally decrease over time as wear and tare occurs to your AC. The condenser coil can be one of the leading problems when it comes to how well your AC is performing. The condenser coils are located outside on your AC unit and they work by removing heat from the home and cooling it as a refrigerant move over the coils. This cool air is now pumped back into your home and the process repeats. After a while, the refrigerant process causes dirt to form on the coils as outside air is sucked in. As this dirt builds up over time on the condenser coils, it makes it harder for them to work and decreases efficiency. This causes your electric bill to skyrocket because it has to work that much harder to do the same job. 

The condenser coils are located outside on your AC unit and they work by removing heat from the home and cooling it as a refrigerant move over the coils. This cool air is now pumped back into your home and the process repeats. After a while, the refrigerant process causes dirt to form on the coils as outside air is sucked in. As this dirt builds up over time on the condenser coils, it makes it harder for them to work and decreases efficiency.

It will improve air quality.

Another great reason to maintain your AC is to ensure you have the best air quality possible! By checking your air filter and cleaning condenser coils regularly, you are ensuring cleaner breathing for everyone in your household. An AC unit that is neglected and not cleaned regularly is a breeding ground for air-borne pathogens, dirt, mold, and bacteria. These can lead to respiratory issues and worsened allergies. 

It will increase lifespan of HVAC unit.

Increasing the lifespan of your unit is a huge perk you will benefit from by regularly servicing and maintaining your AC. Like I mentioned earlier, if you take care of your things, they are sure to last much longer. Cleaning and servicing parts as needed is a great way to keep the parts from breaking or deteriorating too quickly. 

The impact of HVAC Maintenance on your warranty.

Did you know that many of your parts are likely to be under warranty and can be replaced at no cost? To ensure that you meet the requirements of your warranty, make sure you are maintaining it accordingly. Speak with your HVAC installation specialist about how to ensure you are meeting these requirements and keep a logbook of the expiration dates for warranty parts. That way you can make sure to check the part before the warranty expires and get a new one at no cost. 

It is clear how maintaining your HVAC unit is important and how it can save you time, money, and a major headache. Speak with your specialists at Hearth & Home about maintaining your AC unit properly. You can enjoy a worry-free, temperature-controlled home with less hassle and less unnecessary costs. 

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