You may reason that because your HVAC system is doing its job, you do not need regular maintenance. The opposite is true, however. Just because your HVAC system is functioning does not necessarily mean that it is in top shape. There may be problems with your system that you are not aware of. You need to have a technician perform annual maintenance on your HVAC system because doing so can keep your indoor air cleaner, reduce risks for your household, and minimize the need for repairs. A well-maintained system will also last longer, and you will have lower energy bills.
Cleaner Indoor Air
If your air filter becomes clogged, all the harmful particles will circulate throughout your home. This is because a clogged air filter cannot do its job. Contaminants circulating throughout your home can cause problems for those who have asthma, allergies, or sinus conditions. Dust, pollen, bacteria, and pet dander will float in the air and dramatically reduce its quality. In addition to changing your air filters once a month, it is essential that you have an HVAC technician clean your system thoroughly at least once a year.
Having regular HVAC maintenance guarantees that your system remains in working order throughout freezing winters and hot summers. If your system stops working when temperatures are extremely cold or hot, this puts vulnerable people at risk. If you have anyone in your home who is immune-compromised or very young or old, these individuals may feel ill due to the extreme temperatures. Keeping your HVAC system in working order reduces risks for these individuals.
When you have annual maintenance on your HVAC system, there will be fewer repairs. During annual maintenance, a technician can spot and fix small problems before they grow into something bigger. Additionally, the technician can make note of any worn-out parts and replace them. Finally, the technician can lubricate any parts of the system that are in need of this and inspect your evaporator coils. Your system will continue to work reliably, and you will not have to worry about contending with emergency repairs.
Your Unit Will Last Longer
When you have a technician perform regular maintenance on your system, this will extend its lifespan. An HVAC system typically lasts around 10 to 20 years. Regular maintenance can extend the life of your system much longer. Some systems have even lasted as long as 30 years. If the fan is dirty, the technician can clean it so it will not have to work as hard. Belts can be lubricated to avoid corrosion. Worn-out parts can be replaced, extending the overall life of your system.
Lower Energy Bills
When you have a technician perform regular maintenance on your system, your system will continue to function well. Because it won’t have to work hard to do its job, it will use less energy, and you’ll see lower utility bills.
If it’s been a while since you have had your HVAC system inspected, call our friendly technicians at Nicolet Heating & Cooling today. We serve residential and commercial customers in Green Bay, WI and the surrounding areas, and we’ll be happy to inspect your system and make certain it’s in top-notch shape.