Pros Of Preventative HVAC Maintenance
Your HVAC system is one of the most heavily used systems in your home, built and designed to keep your home at a comfortable temperature throughout the year. If you’ve ever faced a period when your HVAC system was not working as intended, you know that it can be a miserable experience. You are either forced to live in uncomfortable conditions or vacate your home in favor of a more pleasant setting.
Just like equipment, appliances, and cars, HVAC systems require preventative maintenance to continue operating as intended. Regularly scheduled maintenance on your HVAC system will ensure that it is in good working condition and will remain that way for as long as possible.
However, HVAC systems are often forgotten when it comes to maintenance since they are out of sight and out of mind. As long as your home is being heated and cooled to reasonable expectations, you may not even think to check on your HVAC system. Ignoring maintenance can lead to issues down the line that range from mildly annoying to infuriating and costly.
UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing knows that our customers rely on us in an emergency. When they need their HVAC system to be serviced, we are there. But instead of waiting for an HVAC emergency, we want to share some benefits of preventative HVAC maintenance that can help you avoid issues in the first place.
Extend The Lifespan of Your HVAC System
This may be the most significant benefit of preventative maintenance on your HVAC system. Whether your system is brand-new or has been in your home for many years, preventative maintenance can make sure it lasts as long as possible.
Replacing your old HVAC system can sometimes cost upwards of ten thousand dollars! The longer you can keep your current system up and running, the better.
Increase Your System’s Efficiency
If your HVAC system does not work efficiently, it is forced to use more energy to heat and cool your home. An inefficient system has to work harder to reach the temperature you set, which can cost between ten and fifteen percent more energy.
Preventative maintenance can help identify and fix air leaks and system malfunctions that can contribute to an inefficient HVAC system. This can translate into significant savings on your utility bill!
Require Fewer Repairs
Regularly scheduled maintenance for your HVAC system allows an HVAC technician to recognize any potential issues or inefficiencies before they worsen. Some problems may start as minor issues, but can quickly spiral out of control and turn into costly repairs. By identifying these problems early on, you can save money and cut back on the overall number of repairs your system will need.
Protect Your Family and Your Home
You may not immediately think of your HVAC system as anything dangerous, but a malfunctioning system can pose certain risks. Preventative maintenance can help ensure that your heating is safe for your family and working as intended.
Since winter is months away, you probably are not thinking about problems with your heating. But during those cold winter days and nights, there may be a hidden danger you are not aware of. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and deadly. A leak in your HVAC system can be a huge safety issue in your home.
A faulty system can also present a danger to your home. If you are away for an extended period of time during the winter and your heating does not work, you could come home to frozen pipes that have burst. The cost of repairing your home after something like this can be massive.
Don’t wait for the worst to happen. UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing hopes you consider starting a preventative maintenance program to help your HVAC system run safely, smoothly, and efficiently for many years to come! Our team of knowledgeable and qualified technicians has helped countless homeowners maintain their HVAC systems.
UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is now part of the HomeServe group of companies. We offer plans that help homeowners avoid the hassle of costly repairs. Check them out here and start a plan for your home today!