Preventive HVAC Maintenance: Benefits of Regular Care
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on preventive maintenance for your HVAC system. Referring to various forms of upkeep that help prevent major issues and keep your system efficient throughout the year, preventive HVAC maintenance is enormously valuable to home and building owners everywhere.
At Accurate Air, we’re proud to offer numerous services that qualify as preventive maintenance, including quality furnace and heater care services headed into the fall and eventual winter. While much of part one of our series went over what happens during a preventive maintenance appointment, today’s part two will continue with some of the major benefits associated with having these services carried out each year.
One major area that’s addressed during preventive HVAC maintenance lies in the filters, vents, and duct work. Most of this equipment requires regular upkeep to keep it running efficiently or risk having your system run less effectively or even developing issues.
A dirty return vent may cause your system to pull air in from undesirable places, like outdoor elements. This can result in a higher load on your system and lower indoor air quality.
During our regular furnace and heater care services, we take care of this issue by cleaning your HVAC system’s filtration equipment completely. We’ll remove any debris from your return vent, clean out any special filters you might have (like HEPA filters), and generally make sure airflow is free throughout the entirety of your system.
Boosting Efficiency and Sustainability
In addition, HVAC preventive maintenance improves the efficiency of your system. By identifying and replacing old or worn-down parts, you take the guesswork out of your system’s performance. For example, regular furnace service can help keep oil levels high in furnaces that use oil as part of their heating process. This ensures your system keeps running at its best for years to come.
Beyond that, many of our HVAC preventive maintenance services qualify toward the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification. This means your system is more efficient and thus uses less energy to function properly. This can lead to cost savings in the long run while also helping you improve air quality and keep your home a healthier place.
For large HVAC items like furnaces or air conditioners, did you know that annual preventive maintenance is typically required in order to keep a warranty valid? These services are not only beneficial in and of themselves, but they also help protect your investment. Without certain parts regularly serviced, your warranty can become void if issues arise down the line.
With all these factors considered, it’s easy to see why Accurate Air recommends having preventive HVAC maintenance completed regularly. For more on these services and how to obtain them from our quality HVAC technicians, contact us today.