Imagine – for a minimal investment – you could breathe cleaner air, increase comfort in your home, and help the environment; all while saving money in the long run.
That is what HVAC maintenance is designed to do. Let’s take a closer look at how preventative maintenance can do this.
Usually the biggest question is how preventative maintenance ends up saving you money.
Prevent costly breakdowns: In the mid-1800’s hospitals shipped giant blocks of ice from frozen rivers in the north to keep the Florida rooms cool. Technology has improved. Your HVAC system is full of moving parts, wires, motors, refrigerant, and computer boards. Because of this increase in technology there are many more small things that can go wrong with your system – leading to big expenses. The commonly used metaphor for preventative maintenance on your HVAC system is “You wouldn’t drive your car for 30,000 miles without getting an oil change.” Keeping an eye on all those parts helps catch problems before they happen.
Reduce energy bills: As your system ages and parts get dirty and worn down, your HVAC system will become less efficient. That reduction in efficiency means an increase in energy costs to run your Air Conditioning system. The Department of Energy estimates that the average Tampa Florida home runs its AC more than 3,000 hours a year. That adds up to be a large difference in electricity cost between an efficient air conditioning system and an inefficient one.
Extend system life: Regular maintenance extends the life of your system. By keeping it running as efficiently as possible, it reduces strain on parts in the system and helps them last longer.
Stay Covered under warranty: Be sure you read your system warranty documents. Most HVAC manufacturers require proof of scheduled preventive maintenance being performed before approving repairs submitted under warranty. Don’t leave yourself vulnerable to expensive repairs not covered by warranty due to a missed maintenance task.
The EPA reports that household indoor air may contain many times more airborne pollutants than the outdoor air. That concept may seem strange, but remember, the air in your home is circulated continually. With minimal fresh air being drawn in, contaminants stay in the home and build up over time. This is where air filtration and other Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) products come into use. They assist in reducing the pollutant levels.
Preventative maintenance further helps your indoor air quality by keeping the system parts clean. With less pollutants coming from the system, you will have less traveling around your home.
Living around Tampa, Florida we know how important air conditioning is for daily comfort. Regular preventive maintenance is important in making sure that your HVAC system works when you need it to cool you down, or occasionally, heat you up.
Preventive maintenance service calls are a great time to ask questions about any issues you are having with indoor comfort – and get professional feedback from the technician. Catching these small comfort concerns early could save you lots of money in the end.
As the health of the environment becomes more of a concern for people, know that a well-maintained HVAC system consumes less electricity and reduces your carbon footprint. Our technicians are EPA certified, and are legally allowed to handle, collect, and dispose of the controlled refrigerant used in your HVAC system.