Why HVAC maintenance is important


Why HVAC maintenance is important

Updated: 9/12/2017

HVAC maintenance is important to protect your investment. If you experience a massive breakdown or other issue, its probably because you failed to maintain your system. The consequence of this can be costly. It will require a technician to come out and probably order new parts for the system. Instead of having a technician come out every so often, you will need to pay a large price.

We recommend you get your HVAC system serviced twice a year. This will obviously entail a cost, but will definitely be worth it. To reduce huge costs in the future, you have to maintain your system. Additionally, a properly maintained HVAC system will be more efficient. There are several issues that can occur from not maintaining the system. Often times, the biggest problem for people occurs when their system fails to cool the house. It does the exact opposite of what you bought it for. A technician will ensure it doesn’t break and will cool the house for warm seasons. We recommend you service your HVAC before summer begins. Because of the warm temperature, the system will require more energy to create cool air. A technician will make sure your system is prepared and capable of handling this. If you have children and live in a hot environment, this is important for their safety.

Since the HVAC system is an expensive investment, you want to protect it. If you want to get the most out of your system, increasing the life span is crucial. Evidence shows that no maintenance will give the system a lifespan of 15-18 years. If you service your HVAC system, the lifespan can be increased to 20-25 years. These machines are built to last, but they require some maintenance to get the full lifespan. Besides equipment, the amount of use also affects lifespan. Some people may live in a desert environment where the AC may be used frequently. In this case, you may want to maintain the system more. Other people may leave the doors open when they run the AC. This will force the AC unit to use more energy.

The starting of an AC is the most straining part for the machine. The compressor uses the most energy during this portion. If you are running your AC all day, a toll will be taken on your system. There is also heavy evidence of shorter life expectancies for coastal homes. The coastal environment affects this because of the saltwater. This environment ruins the machine and can shorten the life span to 10-15 years.

The life expectancy of your AC depends on you. If you use your AC efficiently, maintain the unit well, and shut the house during use, the AC will have a 20-25 year lifespan. You should think of your HVAC system as an investment for yourself or your family.

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