Benefits of Regular HVAC Maintenance

Regular maintenance is the key to success in so many areas of life. People are encouraged to go to their doctor once a year for a checkup, for example, and responsible car owners know to take their vehicle in for regular maintenance as well. 

When it comes to the system that heats and cools the air in your home, however, people sometimes take it for granted. After all, if your air conditioning and heating reliably start and stop according to the temperatures you’ve set with the thermostat, it can be easy to grow complacent, thinking all is well with the HVAC equipment.

Informed consumers know that it’s important to factor in the costs of maintenance whenever making a large purchase, such as the investment you made in your HVAC system. If you don’t pay a professional for maintenance, cleaning and inspection now, you will likely have to pay more later when minor equipment issues turn into more serious problems.

What’s more, an informed consumer keeps in mind that the efficiency of a system will influence how much time, energy or money you will need to put into it. This means that an HVAC system that has never been cleaned or otherwise maintained will begin to do more work to get the same job done.

Save Energy and Money

One of the signs homeowners should keep an eye out for is a stack of utility bills that are rising inexplicably. If your family has not made any significant changes in the power you consume, including how often you run the AC or heater, higher power bills can be an indication the system is not running as efficiently as it should.

With regular maintenance, a technician will clean and give the system a tune-up for better functioning in summer and winter. If the system has leaked any refrigerant, the technician will top it off so the HVAC system will work like when it was new.

Extend Life of System

Mechanical devices with moving parts and components that have wiring, switches, motors and so on will eventually begin to fail if no one is looking after the HVAC equipment. When you arrange for regular service calls, such as through a maintenance plan under contract or by remembering to make appointments by yourself each time, you are effectively extending the live of your HVAC setup.

Maintenance and fine-tuning the HVAC equipment helps you avoid needing to do costly repairs in the future. 

Better Indoor Air Quality

If the quality of your indoor air is a high priority, this alone should be reason enough for you to schedule regular maintenance calls to service your HVAC system.  When someone in the home has allergies or any other illness exacerbated by airborne dust and other contaminants, keeping the system clean should be a high priority.  

Cleaning the coils in the HVAC system on a regular basis to remove the buildup of bacteria, dirt, pollen, fungi, dust and so on contributes to a healthier household.

Peace of Mind

You will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have an experienced HVAC professional looking over your system. You can relax, knowing that you can rely on the equipment to keep your family comfortable through every season.

Prudent homeowners in the greater Chicagoland area will want to double check their files for records of HVAC service to see how long it’s been since the last time a qualified technician came to the premises for maintenance. 

Taking care of this task once a year or at the technician’s recommended interval will help ensure that your heating and cooling equipment last longer while operating at lower cost. For information on the HVAC maintenance services we provide or to set up an appointment, please contact Ardmore Fresh Air today.

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