We know that things like cars and roofs, and even our bodies, need regular check ups and maintenance. It makes sense that a little maintenance goes a long way in extending the lifespan of pretty much anything.
The same is true for your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Your HVAC unit serves many important functions for your home, and it’s linked to your finances, health and well being. When you look at it that way, of course you are going to want to give it some proper, routine maintenance.
Here are the reasons why HVAC maintenance and repair is an important task to stay on top of.
Save Money with an Efficient Furnace
An HVAC unit that is running smoothly and efficiently will save you money on your utility bills. Especially if your house is properly insulated and you are not losing heat in the winter or cool air in the summer, a well maintained HVAC unit will be easy to control and it will do its job effectively. And, if you do annual maintenance and repairs on your HVAC unit, there is a good chance you will be able to avoid costly emergencies. If your heating system goes down in the middle of winter, you will need to fix or replace it on the spot, and probably at a premium. These kind of stressful emergency situations can be avoided by keeping a close eye on the condition of your system through regular check ups, cleaning and repairs.
Clean & Healthy Air in your Home
The HVAC unit in your home plays a large part in the quality of air you and your family breathe. Properly maintained filters, ducts and coils will ensure that the air in your home is in the cleanest condition it can be. If dirt, mould and bacteria are given the chance to build up in your system, it will get cycled through the air you breathe and can cause or worsen respiratory problems. If you find you or your family coughing or falling ill for seemingly no reason, check the filters in your HVAC unit or call someone in to do a thorough cleaning.
While we mentioned that regular maintenance will save you money on utility bills and large scale emergency repairs, it will also extend the life span of your unit. Regular maintenance means cleaning out the ducts, coils and changing filters so that the unit can run as efficiently as possible. In other words, the less stress on the unit, the longer it will last. Being a homeowner is not a cheap endeavour so if you can make the large scale components of your home last longer and work more efficiently, you can save for other projects.
Really, this comes down to money again. If you regularly maintain your HVAC unit, you will be in tune with what it needs and when your warranty is about to run out. It’s a good idea to keep track of all things under warranty in your home and the HVAC unit is no different. If you see that your warranty is ending soon, you can possibly sneak some repairs in under the deadline, saving you money on parts.
Like anything, the cost of regular maintenance outweighs the cost of emergency repairs, inefficient units and the long term cost of poor health. Home ownership is a big responsibility and there are always many things to juggle when it comes to ensuring that all systems are a go. One way you can help relieve some of the stress and cost is by scheduling regular check ups for your HVAC unit and other important elements to your home.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an HVAC furnace unit maintenance appointment for your home, give us a call. Our experienced furnace professionals in the Maple Ridge area are happy to help.