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HVAC Maintenance

Benefits of HVAC Maintenance

Published on: December 1, 2020

HVAC Maintenance Benefits

HVAC systems are complex and require regular maintenance to perform efficiently and effectively.  Neglecting routine maintenance can lead to costly repairs or a complete breakdown of your system.  If you’re unsure if regular maintenance is worth the investment of time and money, then consider these significant HVAC maintenance benefits:

Lower Energy Consumption

Regularly maintaining your HVAC system can reduce your household energy consumption by 5% to 15%.  One of the most important tasks you can do to ensure top efficiency of your HVAC system is to routinely replace dirty air filters.  During the cooling season, you should replace your air conditioner’s air filter every month.  If not, dirt builds up clogging the filters, reducing efficiency, and increasing your energy consumption.

Better Airflow

Regularly maintenance of your outdoor condenser coils and also your indoor evaporator coils leads to better airflow.  These units become dirty over time.  Outdoor condenser coils are particularly susceptible to becoming blocked by tree debris and outdoor dust. A seasonal removal of dirt and foliage around the outdoor condenser unit can help maintain adequate airflow. Annual cleaning of your indoor evaporator coil also helps provide better airflow.

Reduced Indoor Humidity

Too much humidity in your home can cause excess moisture and lead to discoloration of your walls and carpet. A clogged condensation drain prevents your HVAC unit from reducing humidity. Regularly checking and also unclogging your condensation drain with a stiff wire can help avoid this problem.

Extend Equipment Lifespan

When your HVAC system is regularly maintained, it can move air freely and work efficiently.  Reducing unnecessary stress on your system will help extend the equipment lifespan.  With the cost of replacing an entire HVAC system priced between $15,000 to $40,000, regular HVAC maintenance should become a priority for every homeowner.

Enhanced Reliability – HVAC Maintenance Benefits

No one in the Southeast wants to endure a sweltering summer or blistering winter without their HVAC system.  Scheduling a preventative maintenance check at the start of the heating and cooling seasons can ensure your system is operating at peak performance.  Additionally, it can prevent a mid-season breakdown when you need your HVAC system the most.  A NATE certified technician can carry-out professional HVAC maintenance tasks like checking refrigerant levels, sealing leaking ducts, and also inspecting electrical terminals.

Schedule Your Preventative HVAC Maintenance Today

Whilst some HVAC maintenance can be completed by a confident DIYer, some HVAC repairs need to be handled by a trained professional.  Air Conditioning Southeast can help you locate a NATE certified professional near you.  Discover local contractors in your area.