6 Reasons You Don’t Want to Skip HVAC Maintenance

An investment in the maintenance of your heating an AC units is insurance your system will make it through the demands of the season. This small investment offers big rewards, providing your family with cleaner air to breathe, protecting the environment, and helping you guard against unexpected system breakdowns and repair bills. Still not convinced preventive maintenance is a worthy investment? Let’s take a closer look…

 

5 Ways Preventive Maintenance Helps You Save Money

  1. Lower energy bills.
    When your system is operating at peak efficiency, it uses less energy, shaving up to 30% off your monthly energy bill.
  2. Prevent costly breakdowns.
    Regularly maintaining your system reduces the likelihood you’ll need to contact emergency 24/7 HVAC repair to handle an unexpected, costly breakdown. In fact, preventive maintenance can reduce the likelihood of breakdown as much as 95%.
  3. Longer system life.
    Just as your automobile requires regular maintenance so you don’t get stuck roadside, your HVAC system needs routine care so it doesn’t go down during temperature extremes.  As the most expensive appliance in your home, preventive maintenance costs pale in comparison to replacement.
  4. Warranty preservation.
    Most HVAC manufacturers require proof of annual maintenance to honor warrantied repair claims.
  5. Home safety.
    Preventive maintenance safeguards your family against the risk of carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can be deadly. A prime source of this is from cracked/failed furnace heat exchangers. Luckily, preventive maintenance checkups include tests for carbon monoxide hazards. And that’s not all. Everyone’s heard the horror stories about people who went away on vacation and returned to a frozen home with a downed heater and severe water damage from frozen/burst pipes. Ensuring your system is equipped to safely handle the next ‘polar vortex’ is a wise investment.

 

How Preventive Maintenance Improves Air Quality

Indoor air quality can be 2-5 times worse than the air quality outside according to the EPA. Pollen, dust, and dander can take a toll on allergy and asthma sufferers, and mold, chemical VOCs and smoke can create a hazardous cocktail that can affect the health of your entire family. Routine maintenance including new air filters and duct cleaning can help you ensure the air in your home is as clean as possible. You can also improve it further with the addition of a UV light air purifier to your system.

 

The Impact of Your System Maintenance Decisions on the Environment

Concerned about your carbon footprint? A well-maintained system uses considerably less fuel, and that’s good for the planet. Adding a programmable thermostat to your system can help you reduce this impact further, maximizing the performance of your system while keeping you comfortable. System more than 10-years old? It may be worth considering an upgrade to keep the earth (and your wallet) greener. Newer systems such as Mitsubishi ductless air conditioners use a kind of refrigerant that’s more environmentally friendly, and they’re far more efficient.

 

Ensure peace of mind with a well-maintained system. Schedule your annual heating and air service with H&H Heating & Air Conditioning today.