How Often Should You Maintain Your Furnace Or AC?
The HVAC system keeps the property environment comfortable regardless of the outdoor temperature. It doesn’t matter if it’s snowing outside or the temperatures are soaring, your HVAC will work throughout the year to keep the indoor air warm or cool. Needless to say, it’s one of the most essential aspects of a property and you want it to function well at all times. Unfortunately, like most appliances and devices, HVAC systems are also prone to breakdowns and wear, which is why you need to maintain them regularly.
There are some articles online that suggest furnaces don’t require annual maintenance, especially if they’re not used very often. However, people who have worked with furnaces for decades and have practical industry experience will tell you that they do need professional maintenance once a year.
An annual inspection, cleaning, and repair of the furnace will ensure the system works well, don’t consume too much energy, won’t break down unexpectedly, and will last for a long time. Regular maintenance will also help maintain the indoor air quality and minimize health risks.
Most of your furnace related problems occur due to a lack of regular and thorough maintenance. A poorly-serviced heating system can stop working suddenly in the middle of winter and cause considerable discomfort. There’s also an increased likelihood of there being carbon monoxide in the indoor air, if you don’t service the furnace once a year.
Like the furnace, the air conditioner should also be serviced once a year. The best time to do this is just before the summer sets in. The servicing experts will clean the filters, check the components, and make sure everything is in working order. A thorough inspection and servicing ensures your system will work at peak efficiency during the summer and there would be no unexpected breakdowns.
Regular service will also improve the indoor air quality because the maintenance crew will remove all the dirt and debris from the vents so you can be certain that the air you breathe is clean. The system will cool more efficiently and consume less energy as well.
A thorough HVAC maintenance service can be a little pricy, especially if your system hasn’t been cleaned for a while. That’s one of the reasons why people hesitate to maintain their furnace or AC regularly. If you maintain these systems, you’ll see an improvement in overall performance and enjoy energy savings as well.