July 28, 2011
A heating and cooling system can be a little tricky when it comes to how well it’s performing.
Most homeowners don’t realize there is a performance problem with their HVAC system until it finally stops working. That’s why it’s so important you perform regular maintenance on your HVAC.
Regular maintenance helps guarantee your unit is working effectively, and provides the opportunity to catch signs of wear and weakness. The earlier they are noticed, the less the chance small issues develop into big problems that can be costly to fix. Too often people will assume their unit is covered under warranty, and that the warranty will pay for repairs, but when a unit does not receive regular tune-ups and cleaning, the manufacturer’s warranty becomes void.
While the cost of unexpected repairs is certainly something to be concerned about, it’s important to be attentive to how efficiently your system is operating, too. If your system isn’t running efficiently, your unit is working harder than necessary to distribute air throughout your home, which wastes energy and money.
Safety is an important issue when it comes to the operation HVAC. A good maintenance tune-up will include an evaluation of all electrical connections. Defective connections can be a fire hazard and place a strain on the life of the affected unit. Furnaces in particular, are fire and carbon monoxide hazards when not attended to regularly.
The most surefire way to ensure your system is operating effectively is to have it professionally maintained on a regular basis. Professionally performed tune-ups, cleaning and safety inspections are done by technicians who are trained and certified to completely inspect and evaluate your system for performance and safety.
Be sure to clean or change your air filters regularly. The filter works to trap impurities and particulates from the air and protects the unit from debris. When the filter becomes blocked with everything it has trapped your unit must work extra hard and use more power to do its job. Most filters should be changed or cleaned once a month. If you’re not sure how often you should change your filter, contact a professional for advice.
Regular maintenance on your HVAC ensures your system runs efficiently and provides round-the-clock comfort for you and your family. To schedule maintenance for your system, or learn about our maintenance agreements, contact Cool Today!
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