THE IMPORTANCE OF PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE FOR YOUR HOME’S HVAC SYSTEM
Have you ever been stuck in the dog days of summer with no air conditioning, or shivered through a winter night with no heat? Your home’s comfort depends very much on the ability to climate control your space and maintains good indoor air quality. Fortunately, All Klear Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, Inc. can help keep your HVAC systems working at full capacity throughout the year, keeping your home comfortable no matter the season.
Like any other system with moving parts, your heating and air conditioning systems can benefit greatly from undergoing regular maintenance. Don’t let your HVAC system go unchecked.
How Often Does HVAC Need Maintenance?
You should have your HVAC systems checked at least once per year. Ideally, your cooling systems are checked in the spring and your heating systems are checked in the fall to prepare them for the upcoming seasons. Regular preventative maintenance is important because it can help our professional team get ahead of potentially devastating problems. Steps such as cleaning your ductwork can help keep your home evenly heated or cooled as the seasons change. Don’t let a broken heater ruin another holiday.
Is HVAC Maintenance Necessary?
While you may think that having your HVAC systems checked yearly is a bit over the top, the pros of having this done far outweigh the cons. A simple investment in your HVAC can have an incredible impact on several aspects of your life including money, comfort, and health. Research shows that performing annual HVAC service can reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by up to 95%.
Benefits of regular HVAC maintenance include:
- Saving money
- Improving your indoor air quality
- Helping the environment
- Keeping your home and family safe
- Extending system life
What Happens During an HVAC Maintenance Appointment?
Depending on the season, we will focus on either your heating or cooling system, but HVAC is much more than just your AC unit and furnace or boiler. The entire system needs to be checked yearly to keep it working properly, so you can expect our professional technicians to perform maintenance such as:
- Clear debris from around the outdoor units
- Replace air filters regularly (more often than once a year)
- Inspect fan blades
- Check your home’s carbon monoxide detector
- Clear clogs in the ducts
- Check for leaks
- Test thermostat
- Check that enough registers are open, maintaining proper air flow
Because each system is different, this is not an exhaustive list of what we may do during an HVAC maintenance appointment at your home. While many house calls we make are in response to a problem, scheduling maintenance is an important preventative approach to make sure your systems are performing in peak condition and avoid potential breakdowns. Our team of HVAC technicians has years of experience keeping homes comfortable throughout the year, so you can trust us to do what’s necessary to keep your systems working.
Call A Professional HVAC Specialist
There are a few things you can do as a homeowner to prevent HVAC problems, like switching out your air filter regularly, but most of the preventative maintenance and other services like repair and replacement are best left to the professionals.