Why You Should Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance

When it comes to residential HVAC maintenance, preventative measures are very important. That is, you might not be able to quantify how much money you are saving if you have a regularly scheduled annual visit from an HVAC technician. But, if you don't invest in regular preventative HVAC maintenance done by a licensed professional, it could lead to problems that end up being expensive to fix. This article explains a few of the best ways that preventative HVAC services can save you cash in the long run.

Solve and Fix Heat Pump Problems 

Regularly cleaning your heat pump can help increase the productivity and lifespan of the compressor, which is located inside the pump cabinet. Compressor replacement is one of the most common and expensive HVAC projects. A heat pump that is regularly inspected and serviced by a technician (even if it is just once a year) is going to work better, put less stress on the compressor, and be much more energy efficient. Ultimately, you could potentially be saving a lot of money by preventing the need for a premature compressor replacement.

The Dangers of Dirty Filters

On a split air central HVAC system, there are many other examples of how simple, preventative maintenance can save money on your monthly utility bills, and your device replacement costs. For example, your furnace needs to work harder if the filters are not changed in time. Obviously, simply changing your filters isn't going to immediately make your heat or air conditioner be noticeably more efficient. But, you have to think about the long-term repercussions of constantly running a furnace while the filters are dirty. Furnaces strive on good, clean airflow. A dirty furnace will have to work harder, use more electricity, and all of the vital connections and components are going to wear down more significantly.

It is safe to assume that a well-maintained furnace might last at least 30 years, but a furnace that is never serviced and maintained might start to significantly lose efficiency to the point that it isn't repairable after only 15 years. Get more out of your HVAC system by scheduling maintenance.

As a homeowner, your responsibility is to schedule regular services. Don't just wait until you start to notice a severe loss of efficiency to consult a technician. Spending a little bit of money now on keeping your system in top shape is ultimately a great financial investment. For more information, contact your local AC services.