Paying for HVAC maintenance may seem like an unnecessary expense. However, when you consider the investment you’ve made in your furnace and air conditioner, as well as the cost of replacing one of those systems prematurely, preventive maintenance begins to make a lot of sense. Here are 6 great reasons you should schedule service every spring and fall.
1. Save money
The cost of fall and winter maintenance is easily recouped in savings over the life of your equipment in multiple ways.
- Some manufacturers require annual maintenance to keep your warranty in force. Should something go wrong, having the warranty in effect could save you a considerable amount.
- HVAC professionals are trained to identify small problems and prevent them from becoming bigger, more expensive repairs down the road.
- Keeping your systems operating at peak efficiency means lower energy bills.
- Regular maintenance extends the life of your equipment, so you won’t need to replace it as soon.
2. Improve your indoor air quality
Indoor air pollution is a serious concern, particularly for those who suffer from allergies and other respiratory illnesses. With our well-sealed homes, the EPA reports that indoor levels of airborne pollutants may be 2-5 times higher than outdoor levels. Common indoor allergens include ordinary household dust, pet dander, dust mites, cigarette smoke, pollen and mold, which can all cause discomfort over time. Preventive maintenance helps ensure that the air circulating in your home is as clean as possible.
3. Improve your comfort level
When your systems are operating correctly, your home is comfortable year round. Over time, you may notice that certain rooms are always too hot or too cold. You may also experience unpleasant smells or noises that impact your quality of life. Regular maintenance ensures that your HVAC system is performing optimally so that your home is heated or cooled evenly and consistently, and reduces the chances of a breakdown.
4. Extend the life of your furnace and air conditioner
Your HVAC system runs virtually non-stop all year long, creating a lot of wear and tear which, without proper maintenance, can significantly shorten the life of your equipment. Regular tune-ups can protect your investment and extend the life of your furnace and air conditioner.
5. Promote energy savings
When your HVAC system runs smoothly it uses less energy. This is good for the planet as well as for your wallet. If you have a newer Energy Star-Rated system, regular maintenance will keep it running as efficiently as possible.
6. Peace of mind
Investing in preventive maintenance gives you peace of mind that your equipment will work throughout the year, that any disruptions will be as minimal as possible, and that you won’t have any unpleasant surprises. Many companies offer maintenance plans so you know how to budget for your bi-annual service.
Call today to schedule your air conditioner maintenance appointment, or find out more about how Indoor Air Quality, Inc., can help protect your HVAC system all year long. IAQ serves Highlands Ranch and the Denver Metro Area.