If you’ve ever woken up to find your AC or heater not working, you may understand the importance of HVAC maintenance. Regular HVAC maintenance has many benefits for your home and health. Getting regular tune-ups can reduce energy use by 5% to 30%, depending on the climate. You’ll also face fewer repair issues, enjoy better air quality, and get the most life out of your system.
What Is HVAC Maintenance?
During HVAC maintenance, our technicians inspect, clean, test, repair, and sometimes replace HVAC parts. For the best results, we recommend bi-annual tune-ups to keep everything running smoothly. A maintenance visit in the spring will ensure that your air conditioner is ready for the upcoming cooling season, and maintenance in the fall will ensure that your AC is properly shut down and your furnace is tuned for the winter. Maintenance on both systems can reduce energy use and extend their lifespans.
Licensed technicians have a checklist to follow during HVAC maintenance. Checklist tasks include:
- Removing debris from the outdoor unit
- Checking and cleaning internal components such as electrical wiring
- Lubricating the HVAC system’s moving parts to prevent friction or grinding
- Cleaning or changing air filters
- Inspecting ductwork
- Repairing or replacing any broken or worn parts
The net result of completing these tasks is a system that performs optimally and uses less energy. Well-maintained systems also provide more effective heating and cooling and do a better job of maintaining good air quality in the home.
Keeps Your Unit Lasting Longer
In addition to ensuring that you have an efficient HVAC system, bi-annual HVAC maintenance helps you extend the life of your heating and cooling system. In Joplin, MO, temperatures reach the ’90s in the summer and dip down into the ’20s during the winter. This means that we rely on our HVAC systems year-round.
As our heating and cooling system works to keep us comfortable, normal wear and tear breaks down internal parts. Over time, this deterioration gets worse and causes your system to struggle to do its job, leading to more wear and tear. Without maintenance, your HVAC system will eventually break down. Getting maintenance is the best way to prevent repairs and premature failures.
Without maintenance, you’ll be lucky to get a decade of service from your system, but when it’s well maintained, you can expect it to last around 15 years or more. Getting regular maintenance also keeps manufacturer warranties intact, which ensures that you won’t have to pay for repairs if you do run into an issue.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance Today
Regular maintenance from our HVAC technicians can save you money by lowering the stress on your system. Replacing clogged air filters helps the system work smoother and protects your family from poor air quality. Give us a call at Upland Services today and schedule your maintenance appointment.