Why Your HVAC System Needs a Tune-Up
If your HVAC system hasn’t had a tune-up in the last 6 months, now is the time to show your HVAC unit some attention. The temperature is only getting hotter and you don’t want to run the risk of having your air go out during an Alabama summer. So, what are the benefits of an HVAC tune-up? It boils down to efficiency, air quality, and savings.
An HVAC Tune-Up Improves Energy Efficiency
Your HVAC system gets lots of use throughout the year so it’s no surprise that the various components can suffer from wear and tear. Even though it may be able to function, it won’t operate at full efficiency without maintenance. Eventually, that small problem will become a big issue.
When your unit is operating at full efficiency it will use less energy, which lowers your monthly energy bill, while providing better performance. You may even save enough to cover the cost of your tune-up. You will be more comfortable and have more money. That’s definitely a win/win situation. If this were the only benefit of having an HVAC tune-up, it would be worth it, but this is only the beginning. (In addition to a yearly tune-up, we cover some other tips for avoiding summer-time repairs in this post – Tips for Avoiding Costly HVAC Repairs.)
An HVAC Tune-Up Improves Air Quality
When is the last time you thought about the air quality in your home? If you are like most people the answer is never. If you have allergies, asthma, or pets it’s likely you could use some improvement in your indoor air quality and an HVAC tune-up can help provide that for you.
During your HVAC tune-up, your technician will change the air filter on your unit. This is something you should be doing regularly yourself but often people forget and allow the filter to get clogged with dust and other allergens. Also, if there is any buildup in your system, apart from the filter, your technician will clean that also. This will ensure that the air flowing through your HVAC system stays cleaner and healthier for everyone in your home.
An HVAC Tune-Up Saves You Money
We’ve already talked about how an HVAC tune-up can save you money on your energy bill but that’s not the only savings you will see. Your technician will be searching for sources of possible system breakdown. If you remedy these issues before a breakdown you will save money by not having to replace costly parts. Generally, the longer a problem goes unchecked, the more extensive the damage to your unit. If you catch it before it has time to wreak havoc on your HVAC unit you can avoid more costly repairs.
Besides costing you money, breakdowns cost you comfort. Your family has to sweat it out until you can have the repair done. What price would you put on the comfort of your family? Summer in Alabama without a working HVAC system isn’t something you want to risk. It’s easy to avoid with a routine HVAC tune-up.
Lastly, it saves you money by prolonging the life of your HVAC unit. When you take good care of things, they last longer. We take care of our cars so that we don’t have to buy a new one every year. We take care of our bodies so we will live longer. The same logic applies to your HVAC system. Let’s face it. HVAC units are expensive. You want to keep yours working as long as possible to get the most value you can from it. There are other things you could do with that money that you would enjoy more than replacing your HVAC unit before it’s time.
Schedule Your HVAC Tune-Up Today
Now that you know why it’s important to have routine maintenance on your HVAC system, schedule your tune-up today. You’ll end up saving money in the long run and you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are taking good care of your home and family. Once you have your initial HVAC tune-up, you should aim for having your technician come out twice a year to keep your HVAC unit at its peak performance.
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