For many individuals, very little general maintenance occurs to the heating and cooling unit until it stops functioning properly.
Outside of replacing the air filter, nothing else is ever really done to the equipment until it no longer works correctly, which usually occurs during the middle of the summer months right in the peak of repair season, which in turn forces the homeowner to wait in the hot, sticky house, for days, if not weeks, until the repair specialist has time to come out and service the equipment.
That is exactly why, in order to avoid expensive heating and cooling repair bills, homeowners need to have a professional HVAC company come out and regularly inspect the equipment.
There are many benefits associated with regular heating and cooling maintenance, including the reduction of monthly utility bills, thanks to how efficiently the equipment runs after the repair, the ability to avoid downtime due to breakage, and cleaner air circulated throughout the home, which remains essential for individuals with airborne allergies.
During inspection, a heating and cooling contractor comes out and looks over the entire heating and cooling unit.
This doesn’t just occur with the air conditioner and the furnace, but also with the air ducts and everything else associated with the system.
Throughout the course of a year, all sorts of different problems can form.
The vents might no longer be perfectly aligned, which in turn causes a loss in treated air, as the cooled air from the AC unit leaks out of these cracks, which causes the AC to work harder in order to maintain the desired temperature.
The HVAC contractors are able to correct these issues directly, allowing the monthly utility bills to drop.
Additionally, dust, dirt and other debris from inside of the HVAC system over the course of the year as well.
This dirt and dust clogs the ventilation system, which reduces the effectiveness of the unit and forces it to work harder in order to maintain the desired temperature.
It also sends much of the dust and debris into the air system of the house. For anyone who suffers from allergies, this can make it difficult to breathe whenever the AC unit is running.
By cleaning the system and utilizing a yearly inspection, this can be avoided.
On top of it all, by scheduling the inspection during the summer months, homeowners can avoid downtime during the summer months, when the equipment is needed.