Benefits of Regular HVAC Maintenance
August 4, 2014
Make sure you and your family stay comfortable by scheduling regular maintenance of your HVAC system.
You may feel that your HVAC system is in proper working condition and that it does not need any maintenance, however, HVAC maintenance is not only advisable, but crucial to prepare the system for the next season. There are various benefits that regular HVAC maintenance offers.
Financial Benefits of HVAC Maintenance
HVAC maintenance can offer numerous financial benefits to homeowners. HVAC maintenance usually involves adjusting loose parts, cleaning dirty areas and components, and lubricating moving parts. This ensures that the system works at its peak efficiency without costing you too much in energy bills. HVAC maintenance also helps early detection of defects, giving you an opportunity to make sure preventive repairs are completed in a timely manner.
- Dirty coils can increase your cooling costs by over 30 percent. Proper cleaning ensures that the air can travel efficiently, and that desired temperatures can be achieved without putting extra burden on the compressor.
- Leaky ducts can also increase your cooling costs by over 20 percent. Sealing all leakages can prevent energy loss and make your system more efficient.
- Low refrigerant levels can add another 20 percent to your cooling costs. Refilling the refrigerant and sealing the leaks can help increase HVAC efficiency substantially.
Better Efficiency of the HVAC System
You will see better performance of your HVAC system with regular maintenance. You will experience better comfort inside your home and the energy bills will remain under control. Regular maintenance also increases the life expectancy of an HVAC system. A well maintained HVAC system can serve you for many years without troubling you with sudden breakdowns or costing you too much in energy bills.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Regular maintenance will not only ensure that the HVAC system works at its peak efficiency, but will also make sure that the air that you breathe in is free from all allergens and pollutants. Dirty coils and ducts act as source of dust and other allergens in your home, and can cause allergies and respiratory problems. The air handler can be a haven for mold growth and bacteria and it can be a huge problem if you have someone in your home who is sensitive to mold.
If your HVAC system is in need of maintenance, get in touch with Scott-Lee Heating Company at (314) 200-0788 to schedule an appointment.
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