Drawbacks of Unmanaged HVAC Systems
Imagine never taking your car in for routine service. Over time, parts will wear out and your car will start to deteriorate and even break down completely. All this can lead to costly repairs or replacement. Your HVAC system is like your car.
When it is not regularly maintained, it can lead to a host of problems, as well as high energy costs. As with your car, routine “tune-ups” are critical for keeping your HVAC running efficiently. The Environmental Protection Agency warns that the air you breathe indoors can be two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors.
Do you or your loved ones suffer from unexplained ailments such as asthma, coughing and sneezing, shortness of breath, or headaches? It could be due to poor indoor air quality inside your home. In light of all this, doesn’t it make sense to join an HVAC maintenance program? Yearly HVAC maintenance can ensure that your system is running smoothly and efficiently.
Reduced Energy Costs
Keeping your HVAC system running at peak efficiency will reduce your energy bill significantly. If your system is not regularly maintained, it will become sluggish, ducts and coils will become clogged, forcing it to work harder.
This will result in higher energy costs. Regular system maintenance will ensure that your system is in good working condition and that there will be no unexpected “surprises” like costly repairs or break downs.
Dust in Your Home
When there is dust and other toxins in the air, your HVAC system will have to work harder than usual. This will lead to poor air quality indoors as well as high energy costs.
Products such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), disinfectants, glues, tobacco smoke, mold or fungi, perfume, fumes and pesticides, can block ducts and impede your HVAC performance.
This can generate a variety of problems, including higher energy bills. Regular maintenance will improve the quality of the air you breathe and keep your energy bill in check. It’s that simple.
Regular HVAC Maintenance Is Important
You wouldn’t let your car go without routine tune-ups, would you? If you did, it would eventually require costly repairs and break down completely. The same is true of your HVAC system.
The smartest way to avoid unexpected HVAC repairs that are cumbersome and costly is by getting regular maintenance on your system. Regular maintenance will also boost the air quality inside your home.
A system “tune-up” will keep it running smoothly year-round and, if there is ever an issue, it will be addressed and quickly resolved. Regular maintenance ensures that your home is comfortable year-round, while keeping your energy bill in check. It is the smartest thing you can do for your home and loved ones.
Your HVAC tune up includes:
- Check capacitors
- Rinse condenser coil
- Test levels and pressures
- Inspect breaker
- Inspection of Freon lines
- Check filters
- Inspect blower motor
- Test heating operation
- Inspect flame sensor
- Inspect burner
- Inspect for rust damage
- Check fuel pipe connection
- Test and calibrate thermostat
- Check system for proper cooling
- Check gas pressure
- Clean air ducts
Improve your indoor air quality and reduce your energy bill by joining a HVAC system maintenance program today. See what a difference it makes! Call Superior Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Inc. to discuss the HVAC system maintenance program that’s right for your home.