When you’re a homeowner, you have many responsibilities to keep up with in order to maintain a functional household. Your furnace and AC system are huge components on this list of responsibilities, as these utilities are responsible for keeping your home temperature regulated. These systems are even more important during winter and summer seasons, as a breakdown during periods of extreme weather could lead to a possible emergency scenario for you and your family.

Many homeowners don’t realize  there are proactive steps they can take to keep their systems running at the best capacity, and to avoid breakdowns at inconvenient times. Implementing a schedule of preventative maintenance on your HVAC system is an important part of being a responsible homeowner, and many do not realize the huge benefits this comes with. Some feel that calling a technician to examine your system when nothing seems to be wrong is a waste of time and money. However, waiting until you experience problems with your HVAC system to call a technician is the least efficient way to maintain your system– and often ends in more costly repairs and time wasted on your end.

The Benefits of Preventative Maintenance

Below we have highlighted six major benefits to performing preventative maintenance on your system:

Ensure Your System Runs At Peak Efficiency: When you have a technician regularly check up on your system, you are ensuring that the system is going to run at its peak efficiency. A technician can identify and fix problems before they affect the system, and keeping it running smoothly long term. When HVAC systems  run at this level, they use energy in the most effective way possible. The results of an effective HVAC system are tangible, helping you save money on energy bills and giving you better temperature control for your household. According to the US Department of Energy, keeping your HVAC system running at its peak efficiency can save you up to 30% on your energy bill! 

Uncover Potential Safety Issues: Preventive HVAC maintenance helps safeguard you and your family against a variety of potential health risks. For example, regular maintenance reduces your risk of carbon monoxide exposure.  Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas whose effects can turn deadly when humans are exposed for extended periods of time. Many do not realize that the most common cause of Carbon Monoxide leaks is a cracked or failed heat exchanger, which is intertwined with your HVAC system. Typically, HVAC maintenance visits include a carbon monoxide test that would detect potential hazards. 

Better Air Quality For Household: Properly maintained HVAC units not only help with your home’s temperature control, also prevents problems with air quality. Regularly monitoring and cleaning the filters and coils of your system cause air quality throughout your home to stay fresh and clean. Having high quality air is very important for your family’s health, especially if you have residents who suffer from asthma, allergies and respiratory problems.

Reduce Risk of High Cost Breakdown: By scheduling preventative maintenance checks, you reduce your risk of a higher-cost breakdown down the road. These checks are essential in catching problems before they fully develop, and sometimes fixing a dysfunctional part earlier on can prevent a full on breakdown. In fact, Regular HVAC maintenance is said to reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by as much as 95%. 

Help Support Longer Life Expectancy: Keeping your HVAC system properly maintained, and running at its peak efficiency is very important. This maintenance actually helps extend the life of your system. With regular maintenance, your unit can fulfill its life expectancy, which depending on the model, can range from 15 to 25 years!

Reduce Risk of Breakdown in an Emergency Circumstance: Well-maintained units are less likely to fail during the months of hard use. You use your HVAC unit most during the periods of June through September and December through March to regulate your home ‘s internal temperature. Keeping a unit up-to-date on all inspections and maintenance checks means a reduced chance of needing an emergency repair during this time.

Preventative Maintenance is Key for Homeowners

Though you may feel that scheduling preventative maintenance on your HVAC system is costly and unnecessary, there are many clear benefits to implementing this practice into your routine as a homeowner. Having consistent clean air, saving money on your energy bills, and reducing the risk of breakdowns and safety hazards are all worth the time and money spent on a preventative visit. Keep your home running at it’s best capacity and keep your residents safe through scheduling a preventative check today.

Contact Your Local TemperaturePro Today

At TemperaturePro, we provide our clients with the best possible service possible, every time. Our technicians are constantly going through in-house training in order to stay up to date on the latest techniques to ensure the best options for your repair or maintenance services. We provide routine maintenance checks for our clients, to ensure their systems are running efficiently. Contact us today to schedule your preventative maintenance visit here.