Heating, Ventilation, and Air conditioning are necessities for both indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. This technology has been incorporated in residential buildings, offices, hotels, and almost every building you can think of. Furthermore, it is used in most exotic vehicles you see around.
The goal of the HVAC technology is to regulate temperature and relative humidity by using fresh air from outdoors. Most people understand the importance of owning this system, but they barely understand the significance of system maintenance. This system can be compared to your car that always needs maintenance to keep it in excellent condition. Indeed, having a well-maintained HVAC will keep your home and vehicles cool and cozy.
Unfortunately, most people don’t see the reasons why maintenance is significant. Below are the reasons why maintaining your HVAC is important.
THE 8 REASONS FOR HVAC MAINTENANCE
- Lesser Utility Bills
A significant reason for maintaining your HVAC is to save money. A properly maintained HVAC will ensure that your home is well insulated and make sure you avoid major repairs that may involve the entire unit.
- Healthy Air
With high maintenance, you don’t have to worry about the quality of air that comes from your unit – very impressive! Without a doubt, an unmaintained HVAC will breed bacteria, molds, and dirt, and that can lead to or worsen respiratory problems for those living in such buildings or riding in such vehicles. However, investing in a clean coil and filter will improve the quality of life.
Your safety also depends on how intentional you are about maintaining your HVAC. There is a toxic compound emitted from the system – Carbon monoxide. Proper maintenance means better protection against carbon monoxide poisoning. During maintenance, your technician will test your unit for carbon monoxide leakage – a substance known to be deadly to humans and pets. Additionally, the maintenance will prevent malfunctioning during extreme weather conditions.
- Extension of HVAC Life Unit
A well-maintained HVAC unit will ensure that the unit functions well and provides both cooling and heating to the building. A properly maintained unit can last up to 10 years, while a unit that is not maintained may not last up to 3 years. The long lifetime of a well-maintained unit, actually sounds great, when you look into the cost of installing the HVAC. No one wants to keep reinstalling the HVAC unit of a building every three years.
Just like the life of the unit, a maintained HVAC unit would run more efficiently, compared to those unattended to. Research has proven that dirty and units that are not properly maintained will need to work 20 percent harder than maintained HVAC units. They work harder to produce the same amount of cooling or heating required in the home when compared to clean and perfectly maintained units.
Therefore, you can be assured that lesser energy is expended while running, and there is less stress on the machine components. Ultimately, less wear or tear on the machine component will result in less maintenance during fall or spring.
- Reduction in Emergency Repairs
Most unmaintained HVAC units will need emergency repairs over time, especially during conditions like summer and winter (June to September and December to March). By keeping your unit up to date, on all inspections and maintenance checks, means fewer worries that your unit will break down when you need it most.
- Fulfilling Warranty Requirements
If there is a problem with any part of your HVAC unit, it could still be under warranty. This is another justification for why you should regularly maintain your HVAC unit. It is good to Keep a list of all warranty expiration dates while running maintenance checks on your HVAC components. This will ensure that your HVAC unit functions properly while still meeting warranty requirements.
You’ll get these components fixed or changed at no cost by maintaining your units regularly, except for labor costs that may not be necessary if you can fix the faulty parts by yourself.
- Financial savings
As aforementioned, HVAC maintenance means fewer utility bills; however, it has an addition to that. Showing great care to your unit means reduced electricity bills, emergency repairs, as well as the fulfillment of the warranty. Nobody wants to spend extra money trying to fix issues when all that could have been done is taking care of the entire system. Indeed, it saves you financially. Besides, it leaves you with an opportunity to spend your money on other essential things you need in your home, car, or office.
SCHEDULE YOUR HVAC MAINTENANCE SERVICE TODAY
With all these top reasons on why you need to maintain your HVAC unit, I’m sure you agree with me that spending on HVAC maintenance is an investment that is worth it in the long run.
For your HVAC maintenance checks and services, do schedule a service with Hinse Brothers Mechanical Inc. You could also reach out to Economy Heating & Air Conditioning, for all diagnostics, repairs, and services of your HVAC units when the need arises.