4 Reasons HVAC Maintenance Is Important
Can you imagine if there was a way to save money, have cleaner air in your home, and increase safety? Fortunately, this dream can become a reality when you have a professional perform regular maintenance on your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system. Your HVAC system is essential to keeping your home at a comfortable temperature, your family safe, and your daily life running smoothly. It deserves attention every once in a while to continue working at optimal capacity.
Let’s discuss four benefits of routine HVAC maintenance.
1. Keeps Your Home Safe
You’ve probably heard the horror story of a friend or family member taking an extended vacation to get away from the cold, only to return home to severely damaged and frozen pipes. While this isn’t a common occurrence, it can happen if you haven’t had your HVAC unit serviced in over a year. When your heating and cooling system malfunctions, it can have an extreme and disastrous effect on other systems, such as your plumbing. Burst and frozen pipes and water damage repairs can be costly.
Additionally, preventive system maintenance helps protect your family against the risk of carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can have deadly effects on humans and animals. According to the CDC, exposure to even small carbon monoxide traces can cause severe and long-term health issues. Investing in an inexpensive carbon monoxide detector (similar to a smoke detector) can further give you peace of mind.
2. Reduces Expensive Energy Bills
No matter who you are, the potential to save money is always a win-win. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, regular HVAC maintenance can cut energy bills and save you up to 30%. Preventive maintenance ensures your HVAC system runs at peak efficiency all year long. Additionally, regular HVAC servicing helps distribute the air more evenly and steadily throughout your home.
3. Improves Air Quality
You may not notice it, but your air quality could be suffering because of a poorly functioning HVAC system. A study by the EPA reported that levels of airborne pollutants could be two to five times higher indoors than outdoors. This can be particularly dangerous for anyone living with respiratory issues like asthma.
Besides having your HVAC unit serviced every six months by one of our experts, cleaning ducts and air vents is a significant part of regular maintenance that doesn’t always require a professional’s help. Believe it or not, we share our spaces with various substances that shouldn’t be inhaled. Many impurities are carried in through air ducts and vents, from ordinary household dust to pet dander and dust mites to cigarette smoke. If units are serviced without cleaning the ducts, the air pumping through your vents could become detrimental to your health.
4. Extends System Life & Reduces Breakdowns
This is probably a no-brainer, but it’s worth repeating—regular maintenance helps extend the life of your system overall. Wouldn’t you rather invest a small amount to avoid throwing money at an entirely new system? In fact, you could reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by up to 95% just by having a specialist perform routine maintenance.
Our team at Northern's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® can provide you with peace of mind that your HVAC is in the most capable hands. With a preventive maintenance plan, you can be ready for issues when they occur and know that one of our One Hour experts has your back.
To get in touch with our team, call (763) 284-8639 today and schedule your maintenance appointment.