When people think of their HVAC equipment, it’s usually for two reasons: It’s not working or it’s costing them too much money.
This is perfectly logical because the two things everyone wants in an air conditioner or furnace is comfort and efficiency. To make sure that your system is always working efficiently to keep you comfortable, there’s only one thing you need to do: Perform regular maintenance.
Now is the perfect time to get your furnace serviced for the upcoming season and your air conditioner prepped for hibernation – all in one visit!
Maintenance is the key to everything in your heating and cooling system. Your system is cleaned and inspected to ensure it is in proper working order, it also allows the technician to look out for any developing concerns. The earlier you’re able to find potential problems, the more preventable they are.
Some of the most common outcomes of inadequate maintenance are a buildup of dirt and debris in ducts, coils or filters. Air flow is one of the biggest problems that your systems can be suffering from and much of that can be caused by clogging or a buildup of dirt and debris. Problems with your air flow can lead to:
- Inefficiency, resulting in less comfort for more money
- Inconsistent comfort levels throughout your home
- Accelerated timelines for when you’ll need part replacement and repair
It’s also worth noting that the problems created by a dirty filter will shut down your machine much faster than most people assume.
Efficiency can become a problem because your system can have more warm or cool air trapped in it due to dirt and debris, making it harder to push the desired air temperature into your home. You may notice that certain areas take longer to heat or cool because not as much of the air can reach parts farther along your duct system. Your system may end up running more often or for longer cycles because of hot or cool spots in your home (not to mention whoever’s room isn’t being cooled will be playing with your thermostat all day).
Even if you don’t notice the extra money being tagged on because of the decrease in efficiency, you may notice that your indoor air quality will be quite poor. Your allergies or other airbourne health problems may become irritated because the air being pushed throughout your home will contain more of the dirt and pollen that is trapped in your system.
Lastly, if you still haven’t noticed your system’s poor performance, you’ll notice it when it stops working. A dirty machine can accelerate potential problems such as part failures, leaks or breaks. Repairs can be one of the most expensive aspects of owning a home comfort system, so it’s best to do everything you can to avoid them.
If you don’t want to worry about any of this, you can always sign up for a SuperCare Protection Plan.
SuperCare includes maintenance calls and they cover almost all repairs. You’ll never have to worry about repairs again. Click here for more details.
Even without a Club Membership, the solution is easy: Call A1 today!
Set up an appointment with our expert staff and we’ll make sure your system runs smoothly and keeps you comfortable. Click here to contact A1 Air Conditioning & Heating.