Maintaining your Augusta, GA, home’s heating and cooling system is as important as taking your car for a tune-up with your mechanic. Heating and cooling systems have dozens of parts, and they must all be in good condition for the system to work properly. Consider these three ways keeping up with regular HVAC maintenance can save you money.
Improved Energy Efficiency
A well-maintained heating and cooling system is more energy efficient. According to the Department of Energy, something as simple as operating your HVAC system with a dirty air filter could decrease its efficiency by 15%. When the system’s efficiency drops, your utility bills will go up. Keeping up with regular maintenance means more money in your bank account every month. A heating and cooling system tune-up includes replacing dirty filters, removing soot and grime from coils and fans and lubricating all the moving parts. This allows the system to operate at its peak level of efficiency.
HVAC Maintenance Results in Fewer Repairs
Regular maintenance of your home’s heating and cooling system reduces the likelihood of a part unexpectedly failing. During a tune-up, our skilled technicians inspect every part. If we see excessive wear and tear, we’ll let you know. This gives us time to replace it before it fails. Waiting until a part fails could result in worse damage to your heating and cooling system. An annual heating tune-up each fall and cooling tune-up each spring could also prevent a disruption to your comfort.
Longer HVAC Lifespan
Well-maintained HVAC systems have a longer lifespan. They don’t experience as much wear and tear, so the major components are less likely to prematurely fail. Replacing a heating or cooling system is a big investment. Annual tune-ups of your heating and cooling system cost less than frequent repairs or replacing your HVAC system.
To learn more about why HVAC maintenance is important, take a look at Doc Savage Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.’s Doc’s Comfort Agreement, or give us a call for more information.