Why AC Preventative Maintenance Is Essential

What if for a relatively small investment you could have peace of mind, save money, improve your indoor air quality, improve your comfort, keep your home safer, AND help the environment?  

These are all the benefits you get for doing preventative maintenance on your air conditioning system.

The Benefits of Preventative Maintenance

1. Give yourself Peace of Mind

Obviously, you can never guarantee that your system will not have a major break down, but doesn’t it feel better knowing that you have done your best to stay on top of the minor repairs and cleanings to ensure your system lasts as long as it can and not break down when you need it the most?   

Whether you are just a few family members at home or a business full of customers, it never fails that your system reaches its stress points on those extremely hot or cold days and that is when comfort systems seem to always break down.

Save the headache and give yourself peace of mind by staying one step ahead on those repairs!

2. Save Money

Here are ways preventative maintenance saves you money!

  • Prevents Costly Premature Breakdowns

Regular HVAC maintenance is said to reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by as much as 90%.  Just like driving an automobile, you would not go 3 years of 36,000 miles without an oil change, yet people don’t view their air conditioning system in the same way yet replacing an A/C system can cost as much as a small car.

  • Reduces Energy Consumption and Lowers your Energy Bills

According to the Energy Information Administration, an average home spends almost half of its annual energy costs on heating and cooling alone. Making the switch to energy-efficient HVAC systems can have a long-term positive effect on your annual energy consumption. 

Preventative maintenance helps your comfort system is running at optimal efficiency which can save you as much as 30% on your energy bill according to the U.S. Department of Energy

  • Extends the Life of your Comfort Systems

As humans, we know the benefits of getting regular check-ups at the doctor’s.  We even call it an annual checkup!  It is better to diagnose and solve problems now before it deteriorates our health.  The same applies to your air conditioning system. 

  • Stay Protected under any Warranties you may have

It is important to understand that most manufacturers require records of annual maintenance for a piece of equipment to be covered under warranty.  No record, no warranty repair, and when you are talking about equipment worth thousands of dollars this simple maintenance can end up being worth a LOT of money!

3. Improved Air Quality

The EPA reports that indoor levels of airborne pollutants maybe 2-5 times higher than outdoor levels. This is particularly significant if you or any family members suffer from respiratory issues such as asthma.

You may not be aware, but we share our homes with a variety of substances that we would rather not breathe. These common indoor allergens range from ordinary household dust that can contain dozens of respiratory issues to pet dander, dust mites, cigarette smoke, pollen, and mold.

If a musty odor has you concerned about mold, it may be time to consider having the air ducts professionally cleaned. Generally speaking, preventive maintenance helps ensure that the warm or cold air pumping through your vents is as clean and well-filtered as possible

4. Improve Your Comfort

We take our comfort for granted when everything is working well, but we can also take problems for granted as well. Ever have a few rooms in the house that are hotter than the others? Rooms where you hear noises or smell odors that you take for granted that could affect your sleep?

Regular maintenance will help minimize the chances that your HVAC system is disrupting your quality of life.

5. Keep your Home or Business Safe

ac preventative maintenancePreventive HVAC maintenance also helps safeguard you and your family against the risk of carbon monoxide – the colorless, odorless gas whose effects can be deadly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, exposure to even low levels of carbon monoxide can cause serious health issues.

Carbon monoxide comes from cracked or failing heat exchangers in your furnace. Have an HVAC professional routinely check for leaks to keep your family safe. Ask them about installing carbon monoxide detectors in the home as well.

Regular checkups can also look for failing wiring in your system which can be preventatively fixed before electrical shorts are created which can cause your system to fail and in extreme cases, can start fires.

6. Help the Environment

As we move to reduce carbon emissions and use renewable energy in our society, new HVAC systems are becoming energy-efficient and the refrigerants we use are improving all the time to be more friendly to the environment.

Summary

As you can see there are MANY benefits to having routine maintenance done on your HVAC system and we would love the opportunity to help you with that task. Please call AIR4U at 888-702-4748 and we will be happy to help in any way. Hope to see you soon and until then be safe!

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