Your HVAC systems eat up about 70% of your property’s energy usage during peak hours. This translates to a huge impact on your bottom line as well as the comfort level in your home or business. With that impact in mind, it is important to make sure your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems are running smoothly.
While it might be easy to only contact a professional when a unit is on the fritz, having a technician provide preventative maintenance on your systems can yield some surprising benefits.
5 Benefits of HVAC Maintenance
Although maintenance plans vary from business to business, they all provide some starling benefits to home and business owners. Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite 5 ways HVAC maintenance can benefit you.
- Fewer Repairs
There is nothing more frustrating than your furnace going out on a cold winter morning or your AC misfiring during a humid summer day. Emergency repair services can not only eat into your time, but also your wallet. Costly repairs can be drastically reduced with regular system maintenance. In fact, routine maintenance, defined as twice a year, can potentially lower repair costs by as much as 95%.
- Extended Lifespan of Your Equipment
It can be easy to forget how much stress we put on our HVAC systems. When neglected, dust buildup and daily wear and tear can add up and lead to overworked systems—leading to more breakdowns and a shorter lifespan. Maintenance services can keep your systems clean and healthy and inform you about any potential issues.
- Lower Energy Bills
A clogged filter or single broken component won’t shut down your AC or heating unit. It will, however, make your unit work much harder in order to reach your desired temperature—for example, dirty AC filters can raise your cooling costs by as much as 50% according to the EPA. When you notice your energy bills climbing without explanation it should be a cue that your HVAC systems are starting to drain more power and need maintenance or repairs.
- Improved Indoor Air Quality
You cannot expect clean air from a dirty vent. If your system has ducts or coils that haven’t been cleaned recently, they may contain particles and microbes like bacteria, dust, and mold that can potentially affect the health of you and your family. Exposure to unclean air has been found to trigger throat and nose irritation as well as increased frequency in asthma symptoms.
- Increased Knowledge of Your System
Knowledge is power. A side effect of welcoming a skilled HVAC technician into your home once or twice a year is that you, in turn, become more knowledgeable about your heating and cooling systems. Becoming familiar with your systems means you can more quickly spot when something isn’t right with your current unit and be more informed about the heating and cooling needs of your home or business if you ever want to upgrade.
The experts at Right On Air Conditioning and Heating are proud to provide comprehensive and affordable maintenance plans to the people of South Brunswick, Kendall Park, and all of central New Jersey.
If you are interested in scheduling your HVAC maintenance service, call Right On Air Conditioning and Heating at 732-579-2484 or contact us online today!