It’s time for spring cleaning. Start the process by scheduling HVAC maintenance with the heating and air specialists at J&W Heating and Air. Regular HVAC maintenance is important for the health of your home and your heating and cooling equipment. Spring is the perfect time for heating, ventilation and air conditioning maintenance before the summer heat hits full force.
With HVAC maintenance, a professional technician inspects your heating and cooling unit. The inspection includes an evaluation of your equipment so the technician can determine any areas that need repair or replacement. The maintenance also includes cleaning your system to increase air quality and efficiency. In addition, air filters are inspected for replacement.
Scheduling regular HVAC maintenance is a smart decision for your home. Maintaining your HVAC system offers many benefits including cost savings, extending the life of your equipment, maintaining the value of your home, improved air quality and energy efficiency. Save money and headaches by beginning your spring cleaning with HVAC maintenance.
Five Benefits of Regularly Scheduled HVAC Maintenance
Avoid Costly Repairs
The HVAC system is one of the most important tools in your home. A quality unit helps maintain your home’s temperature and keep air quality high. When your system stops working it’s inconvenient and costly to replace or repair.
By regularly maintaining your HVAC system, issues are addressed before they break. Emergency repairs cost more than scheduled maintenance or repairs. You may notice symptoms that indicate your air conditioning unit is in need of repair. These may include lack of air flow, no longer blowing cool air from your unit, moisture around the unit, or weird noises or smells.
You can minimize these surprise symptoms by scheduling regular HVAC maintenance. You’ll save time and money by staying ahead of the game when it comes to keeping your home in order.
Increase Unit Lifespan
The normal average lifespan for your home’s HVAC system is 15 to 25 years. How well you maintain your system impacts this lifespan. When you don’t maintain your HVAC equipment, you reduce the lifespan of your system.
Just like avoiding costly emergency repairs, you save money over time when your HVAC system lasts longer. Dirty or strained equipment must work harder and longer to keep your home at the desired temperature. This added strain leads your HVAC equipment to wear out more quickly than necessary.
Regular maintenance helps identify any operating issues so they can be addressed and repaired. This helps your system work more efficiently for longer. Add to the lifespan of your equipment by scheduling regular HVAC maintenance.
Improve Air Quality
A dirty and poorly working HVAC system leads to low home air quality. The EPA shows that indoor air pollutant levels are two to five times higher than outdoor air pollutant levels. Also, people spend around 90% of their time inside. This combination may lead to health issues like coughing, eye irritation, headaches and allergic reactions.
Maintaining your home’s HVAC system helps reduce indoor pollutants. When the system is maintained, dust, bacteria and fungi are cleared out of the system. New air filters also help with home air quality.
Another health benefit of HVAC maintenance is verifying that dangerous carbon monoxide gas is not leaking from your system. Evaluating your HVAC system identifies areas for repair so that your system is in proper working order with uncompromised home air quality.
Add Energy Efficiency
A well-working HVAC system adds energy efficiency and lowers utility costs. Heating and cooling your home usually accounts for almost half of your total home energy consumption.
According to the National Institute of Building Science, a high performing HVAC system can result in energy cost savings of 10% to 40%.
Your HVAC equipment works more efficiently when you can identify and repair problem areas. Also, when your HVAC system ventilation areas and filters are clean, air can flow more easily. The desired temperature in your home is better regulated and requires less energy usage. When you combine regular HVAC maintenance with a programmable thermostat, your home’s energy efficiency can be maximized.
Preserve Home Value
Good home maintenance is key to preserving the value of your home. When you’re ready to sell your home, regular HVAC maintenance helps avoid problem areas with your home inspection. Maintaining your HVAC system also helps keep your warranty intact. While your HVAC system isn’t flashy, avoiding costly repairs or replacements are important to home buyers.
All of the benefits of HVAC maintenance make a home more appealing. If you plan to sell your home and your HVAC system is older and hasn’t been well maintained, consider replacing the system before you list your home to get the best offers.
Available Maintenance Programs
J&W Heating and Air offers our Energy Savings Program to make managing your HVAC maintenance simple and cost effective. This two-tiered program provides a solution for any budget.
The Silver Preventative Plan includes two cleanings and inspections per year, discounts, priority service calls, and automatic scheduling. The Platinum Preventative Plan includes all this with the addition of seven services not included in the Silver Plan and keeps your manufacturer’s warranty intact.
To schedule spring HVAC maintenance or sign up for our Energy Savings Program, contact the experts at J&W Heating and Air.