As the weather starts to cool off in SouthEast Georgia, it is essential to have HVAC maintenance performed on all your heating systems in preparation for the colder months to come. Having your furnace or heat pump checked before the coldest winter months can ensure your home will be comfortable and safe for you and your family.
HVAC experts recommend having your heating and cooling systems checked twice a year. Regular maintenance is an excellent way to “catch the small things” that can be repaired easily or replaced before they become a much larger problem. Regular maintenance can also prevent your unit from having unplanned downtime. This is only one of many advantages of preventative maintenance.
1. Reduced Utility Expenses
Servicing your system during the fall can improve your HVAC system’s efficiency, lowering utility expenses. When your system draws in air, it has all sorts of contaminants. Most of the pollutants will be removed by the filter. However, the smallest particles flow through the filter and collect on the circulating fan and heat exchanger.
The collection of particles on the fan and heat exchanger reduces the airflow capacity of your system and the heating efficiency, increasing your energy bill. When your technician cleans these areas during routine maintenance, it will help lower your overall operating expenses and improve your energy efficiency.
2. Fewer Repairs
Having a technician perform semi-annually HVAC maintenance on your heating and cooling system can help prevent strain on your system in the future. Over time, your system will become less efficient, causing your system to work harder than needed. The increase in work will wear down your system’s parts prematurely, leading to unplanned furnace repairs.
Needing a furnace repair in the coldest winter months can be stressful. Getting HVAC maintenance services performed on your unit in the fall keeps your system operating at peak efficiency when you need it the most. Preventative maintenance helps prevent more repairs throughout the life of your HVAC equipment.
3. Longer Service Life
When properly maintained, the average furnace should have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. However, if you pay attention to your annual maintenance, you will notice that your furnace needs fixing. Making your furnace work harder to warm your space will lead to an overall decrease in your unit’s lifespan.
Not only does maintenance keep your system efficient, but it also catches minor problems before they compound. Continually ignoring small issues increases strain on the entire system, reducing the expected service life.
4. Protect Your Warranty
If you have a warranty on your heating system, technicians suggest you review the terms and conditions of the policy. Many manufacturers require you to have regular HVAC maintenance performed on your unit to ensure that the equipment is working correctly. Some warranties require these services to keep “Active” coverage.
Understanding the requirements of your equipment’s warranty will not only help you save money but it will also help you schedule preventative maintenance on your unit regularly. Each piece of equipment will have servicing requirements that must be considered during HVAC maintenance. A qualified HVAC technician can check each component to ensure the system works properly.
Call Deal’s Heating & Air for Your Fall HVAC Maintenance
Deal’s Heating & Air understands how important it is to stay warm in your home during the cooler months of winter. Our certified HVAC technicians have the experience to perform preventative maintenance, repairs, and replacements this fall to prepare your system for lower temperatures.
Our HVAC maintenance will reduce downtime when you need your heating system the most. Call us today to schedule your fall HVAC maintenance. Our experts at Deal’s Heating & Air can service your home or commercial building in Statesboro, Brooklet, Sylvania, Claxton, Metter, Millen, Pembroke, Portal, Register, Rocky Ford, and Twin City.