Air conditioning is a must have when facing the searing heat and humidity in the Tampa region, and when everything is firing on all cylinders, it’s easy to forget that your HVAC system is a complex piece of machinery that needs to be maintained.
According to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, you shouldn’t go more than six-to-eight months without having your system inspected, similar to the way you keep your car tuned up. Ignoring maintenance may result in greater costs when repairs are needed.
Here are the top reasons to invest in an HVAC maintenance plan:
Better air quality
The filters inside your air conditioner help improve the air quality in your home, but over time, the build-up of dust, pollen and other contaminants can block air flow and reduce the quality of air when using your system. Investing in an HVAC maintenance plan will help identify the optimal filter change schedule for your system.
Improved equipment function
After a while, if untreated, the internal components in your HVAC system will start to weaken due to usage. Worn or damaged elements could decrease the airflow rate in your system, causing your system to constantly run to reach the proper temperature. A maintenance plan is a great way to ensure all parts are in working order.
Lower energy costs
When all the components of your HVAC system are not working properly, the equipment will run longer than normal to overcompensate, consuming excess energy each day and leading to a higher utility bill. Regular maintenance will keep the equipment functioning properly and efficiently, leading to as-expected bills.
Priority service and savings
When people face an air conditioning emergency, it might take days for a service provider to address the issue, creating an uncomfortable situation in the home. Investing in a maintenance plan often puts those customers in a priority position to receive service without having to wait. In addition, plans can lead to discounts on the services offered.
According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the average lifespan of an HVAC system is 15 years. Having a maintenance plan in place to deal with small issues over the years can help ensure that your unit keeps your home cool for that long, and perhaps even longer than expected.`
Don’t wait until the Tampa area heat wreaks havoc on your AC. Contact a trustworthy and knowledgeable HVAC service provider and inquire about a maintenance plan for your AC system and what it entails.