4 Reasons Your HVAC System Needs Regular Check-ups
What if we told you that scheduling regular HVAC maintenance check-ups could help you to save money and regulate the temperature in your household? Sounds pretty great, right?
But first, we have to know, what do you think of when you hear HVAC maintenance? Is it changing out your filter every few months and cleaning leaves out of your condenser? We applaud you if you take these steps but, in reality, your system requires more work than that.
We often like to compare your HVAC system to a car. Yes, filling up your gas tank when it gets low is great, but doing that and only that is not enough to keep your car in good operating condition. Like a car, your HVAC system has many complex moving parts and all of them need to be in good working order to keep your overall system running efficiently and effectively and avoiding further damage. To make things a little easier to understand, we’ve put together the top four reasons you should schedule regular HVAC maintenance.
Reason #1: Better Climate Control
As your HVAC system ages, it will begin to slow down and operate less efficiently. The result is that your system will require more work to reach your desired temperature and may become unable to reach that temperature towards the end of its lifespan. With temperatures heating up as we head into spring and summer, the last thing you want is for your AC to take hours to reach a comfortable temperature.
During regular HVAC maintenance, our technicians ensure that your system is running as efficiently as possible. If any parts are found not running at top efficiency, they make sure to restore them to maximum strength, helping you get the most out of your system.
Reason #2: Preventing Severe (and Expensive) Malfunctions
One of the most important reasons we recommend regular maintenance check-ups is because a little money up front can help prevent much more severe – and expensive – damage to your system in the future. I’m sure you’ve heard the quote “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and it is extremely applicable when it comes to your HVAC system.
Our expert technicians know all the moving parts of your system, how they work, and where they should be connected. By checking on your system every 6-12 months, they can help you avoid costly repairs that could have been avoided with regular maintenance.
Reason #3: Lowering Your Energy Bill
We touched on this a little earlier but when your system is not operating at maximum efficiency, it takes more energy to do the same amount of work and results in a higher energy bill. What most people don’t understand is that during these semi-annual maintenance check-ups, our technicians aren’t just looking for broken pieces to the puzzle. They’re testing the system to make sure it’s running as efficiently as possible.
The harder your HVAC system is working to reach your desired temperature, the more energy it is consuming. Luckily, our techs know how to keep your unit running strong without running a crazy monthly energy bill. Over time, you will actually be saving money by having our techs look at your unit periodically to keep it as energy efficient as possible.
Reason #4: Prolonging Your HVAC’s Lifespan
If you want your car to run efficiently, you get it inspected once a year. Same goes for your HVAC system! Eventually, your unit will need to be replaced. But you can help to extensively prolong its lifespan to reach its 15-30 year potential by regularly getting HVAC check-ups.
So, What Should I Do Next?
For Mechanicsville, Richmond, and Henrico, Middleton Heating and Air is the most trusted and dependable Trane heating and air servicer in the area. With years of experience and commitment to excellence in providing our customers with the best air conditioning installs, maintenance, and repairs. If you’re looking to have your HVAC unit primed for all these benefits, give us a call! 804-684-8998