5 Benefits Of Annual Home AC Maintenance


Don't wait until your HVAC unit breaks down to schedule service. Annual service can help avoid breakdowns, as well as provide many more benefits.

1. Cost Savings

A well-maintained unit will use less electricity over time, which results in major savings on your energy bill. This is because basic maintenance like cleaning and lubricating keeps the HVAC system running at peak efficiency. For example dirt in the unit can cause the motor to work harder to pull in air or prevent the condenser from properly exchanging heat to cool the air, which means more energy is used to cool the house. 

2. Fewer Repairs

As a general rule, repairs cost more than maintenance. Friction in the HVAC system is probably one of the greatest causes for repairs since moving parts wear out more quickly when there is friction. For this reason, a major part of maintenance is lubricating the fan and the moving parts in the motor. By having maintenance done annually, you can prevent a lot of repair issues before they even have a chance to develop.

3. Better Comfort

An efficiently running system will cool better and be better able to maintain your comfort settings. A dirty HVAC system or one in the early stages of disrepair will struggle to cool your home, especially when the temperature outside is soaring ever higher. Simple annual maintenance will increase the unit's ability to effortlessly maintain the cool temperatures in your home. 

4. Longer System Life

Your HVAC unit should last for at least a decade, and most units can have a useful service life that far outlasts even that length of time. The key is keeping the unit cleaned and lubricated, as well as replacing and repairing small parts before they wear out completely. These tasks take stress off the expensive parts of the system, like the compressor, so that they can have a long working life. 

5. Increased Air Quality

If someone in your home has allergies or respiratory issues, then regular maintenance will make them much more comfortable. An HVAC unit is constantly pulling in air from both inside and outside the house, and this air can contain irritants like pollen and mold spores. Regular maintenance ensures that your filtration system is working properly and that no contaminants have become stuck in the system where they can recirculate into the air you breathe. 

Contact a residential HVAC service to learn more. 


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