Why Your HVAC System Needs Preventative Maintenance
If you have already turned on your air conditioning system this season and it seems to be working properly, you may think that it does not need maintenance. However, these systems can continue to cool your home even if they have mechanical problems that may not be noticeable yet. Cooling systems have a number of working parts that maintain the temperature in your home. If one of them develops an issue, the problem will only get worse over time. It is possible for the other parts of the air conditioning system to run longer to make up for the work not being done by the malfunctioning part. The additional strain can even cause more parts in your HVAC system to break down.
Royal Service & Air can detect small and developing problems and address them before they become expensive or difficult to resolve. Preventative maintenance can also ensure that your cooling systems are able to keep your home comfortable no matter what the temperature is outside. When the HVAC system is working properly, it will not need to run as long to keep your home the temperature you have set on the thermostat. This can help decrease your cooling costs, especially since half of your utility bill is related to running your heater and AC.
Having regular maintenance can extend the life of your heating and cooling equipment. Preventative maintenance helps to reduce the wear and tear on your HVAC system, which means you should not have to replace them as often. With regular inspection, you will be able to tell if is more cost effective to replace or repair older units.
What Is Involved in Preventative Maintenance of Your HVAC
When Royal Heating & Air comes to your home, we will inspect your air conditioning in the spring and heater in the fall. Your air conditioner works by blowing warm air over coils that have coolant in them. The coolant draws the heat out of the air. Then, cooled air is blown into the air ducts of your home. We will check to make sure that you have enough coolant and that the coils are clean and free of leaks. If coolant is leaking or the coils are dirty, air will be difficult to cool. In addition, clogged air ducts can prevent air from reaching every area of your home and dirty air filters will make your AC blower motors work harder. This can reduce the quality of air. We will do a standard check of your thermostat to make sure it is accurate and keeping your home at the temperature you set it at.