Taking care of your HVAC may seem like something you should do when it starts having problems. However, regular maintenance of your HVAC is not only good for your system, but it is also good for your budget, your health, your future, and the planet. It’s amazing that a simple inspection can provide these benefits, but here’s how.
Save Money and Energy
Regular inspections usually entail maintenance. Changing your HVAC air filter allows your system to run more efficiently. When your system runs efficiently, you save energy. The less energy you use, the better it is for the environment. However, the world isn’t the only one that benefits from less energy use; you’ll see a difference in your monthly energy bill, which will lead to more money in your bank account to do whatever you want with. The air filter isn’t the only part of the HVAC that is maintained and taken care of during regular inspections, but it’s the most visible and might have the most impact on your HVAC’s performance.
Improve System Life Span
An air filter keeps debris and dust from getting into the HVAC system. If the debris gets through the filter, it can cause the inner workings to deteriorate and fail. If the air filter is clogged, it causes the system to work harder overall while not heating or cooling the building like it should. Regular maintenance makes sure that all of the HVAC systems are clean and running like they should be. Wires are checked for fraying and other issues. Other parts are maintained, so you can get the most out of your HVAC for the longest time possible.
Improve Air Quality and Health
A professional inspection team can spot problems with your HVAC that a layperson might miss. Leaks in your system cost you money and may create conditions right for dust, allergens, rodents, and mold. The air in your building gets cycled through the HVAC. If the HVAC is dirty, you could face more problems with asthma, illness, and allergies. When an inspector sees these problems, he or she can point them out, which gives you the option of taking care of them if you’re ready to do so.
The most important thing that regular inspections do for you is prepare you for the future. At some point there could be a major problem with the HVAC, and in that case you would need emergency services. An inspection can also alert you to problems with the HVAC that will need attention in the future. Having this information allows you to budget for those issues and for a total replacement when the time is right. Without that knowledge, you could find yourself in a tight spot financially if your HVAC goes offline and you haven’t saved for the occasion.
Some HVAC companies offer contracted services, which takes the worry and hassle out of having to schedule regular inspections. Don’t hesitate — contact Cox Air and ask about scheduling an HVAC system inspection today!