Can you imagine what kinds of problems you would have with your car if your vehicle didn’t receive regular maintenance? Your poor car would start to have trouble performing. You’d have little to no warning if one of its parts were to wear out or break down. Worst of all, you might find yourself without an operational vehicle when you need one most.
Like your car, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can also benefit from regular maintenance and inspections. If your HVAC system has never been serviced since the day it was installed, here are four reasons why you’ll want to schedule that first maintenance appointment ASAP.
1. More Efficient Heating & Cooling System
Does it seem like it takes your HVAC system longer to warm or cool your home than it used to? It could be because your air conditioner and heater are not operating as efficiently as they could be. While it is true that HVAC systems tend to lose efficiency as they get older, getting your system tuned up can help to keep this symptom of an aging system at bay.
2. Lower Energy Bills
Have your heating and cooling bills seemed pricier than in previous years? Once your HVAC technician oils the motors, cleans the coils, and addresses any other issues that could be affecting your system’s performance, you’ll be able to enjoy lower energy bills because your system will be operating more efficiently. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, you could save up to 30% on your energy bill!
3. Prevent Breakdowns and Stay Covered Under Warranty
Unfortunately, air conditioners are most prone to breaking down during periods of intense heat, and likewise, heaters are most prone to breaking down during the coldest times of the winter. However, getting your HVAC system serviced and inspected can help you avoid a major repair during a time of year when HVAC technicians are stretched thin.
Most HVAC experts recommend getting your air conditioner serviced before summer and your heater serviced before winter. This allows the equipment to get serviced before it is put through heavy use. It also allows the technician to spot any potential issues so that they can be prevented or repaired before extreme temperatures arrive.
It’s also important to remember that proof of annual HVAC maintenance may be required by your system’s manufacturer if you try to submit a repair claim under warranty. If you’re not sure if this applies to your system, make sure to check the terms accompanying your system’s warranty.
4. Increase Your System’s Lifespan
If you’ve ever had to replace a major part of your HVAC system before, you probably remember that it was one of the more expensive purchases you’ve had to make for your home. You’re also probably not in a hurry to buy another replacement anytime soon. In order to get the most out of your current system and keep it in good condition for as long as possible, it’s important to invest in routine maintenance.
What Does a Tune-Up From Monarch Include?
How your system gets tuned up will depend on what type of system you own. However, tune-ups from Monarch Home Services frequently include services such as:
- Oiling motors and equipment
- Cleaning outdoor coils and removing debris
- Inspecting ductwork and ventilation systems for leaks
- Changing or cleaning filters
- Testing electrical connections
- Troubleshooting performance issues
- Checking refrigerant and addressing leaks
- Testing airflow and temperature control
Can’t remember the last time your heater or air conditioner received some TLC? The professionals at Monarch Home Services have the experience to provide maintenance for both central and ductless systems. Contact us online or give us a call at (661) 452-8707.