You need your central AC and heater each year, but they won’t run according to your expectations if you neglect them. Experts recommend that all homeowners get biannual maintenance: a spring tune-up for the AC and a fall tune-up for the heater. This goes for all types of HVAC systems, both ducted and ductless. Why, though? Below, we’ll give the two most prominent reasons.
Minimizes Wear and Tear
You want the most out of your system, which can be anywhere from 15 to 30 years, depending on the model and the manufacturer. A maintenance technician can help ensure this by finding all the little issues that have cropped up throughout the year and have put premature wear on the system. These issues can include:
- Dirt-covered coils
- Loose or old electrical wiring
- An unlubricated motor bearing
- An air leak in the ductwork
The less wear and tear, the fewer repairs you have to request. And you won’t need to worry about the system breaking down unexpectedly in the middle of summer or winter.
Increases Energy Efficiency
A well-maintained AC, heat pump, or furnace can save you money each month on your bill. It stands to reason when you consider, for instance, how a clean filter and coils will transfer heat to or from your home more quickly.
Maintenance also covers thermostat calibration. With this device correctly reading your indoor temperature, you won’t see your AC or heater turn on at unnecessary times.
Besides the little adjustments and repairs that the technicians perform during the maintenance visit, they may recommend that you get further repairs, improve the insulation in your home, or seal windows and doors. These tips, if followed, will definitely boost energy efficiency.
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HVAC Services, Inc. is the expert when it comes to HVAC maintenance in South Central Kentucky. With our Fan Club membership, you’ll get two tune-ups a year with plenty of benefits, including a same-day service guarantee and zero overtime, holiday, or weekend fees. Call today to find out more!