Your HVAC system works hard all year long to keep you and your family comfortable. If it works well, you may not even think about it much. However, neglecting your AC can have serious consequences.
Over time, dirt and debris can clog up vents and ducts. Without regular maintenance, parts can get broken or worn down, putting your AC at risk of major damage. Getting an HVAC inspection at least twice a year can prevent emergencies, save you money and even positively impact your family’s health.
1. Improved Air Quality
One of your HVAC’s primary functions is cleaning the air it pulls from outside. As air moves through your vents, it’s also pushed through filters, which catch all sorts of debris:
- Pet dander
When your AC isn’t up to par, these things can end up in your air — and your lungs. This may be a significant problem, especially if you have family members with asthma or who are prone to respiratory infections. Even healthy people may experience respiratory irritation. HVAC maintenance is vital to keeping your home’s air at a high quality and protecting everyone’s health.
2. Increased Efficiency
HVAC systems are generally more efficient if they’re clean and well-cared for. If parts are worn, damaged or missing, your AC has to work harder to produce the same quality of climate control. That usually means running longer or more often, which uses more energy.
A heating inspection lets professionals see if your system is reaching its full potential. Keeping your ductwork and HVAC in top shape can keep you comfortable.
3. Lower Costs
When your AC is struggling, you may see a spike in energy costs, especially at the height of summer and winter, when your system is working the hardest. A well-maintained HVAC, on the other hand, can use energy efficiently and keep bills low.
You can also save money by avoiding big repair costs. Twice yearly maintenance means technicians can replace parts as they reach the end of their lifespan, instead of after they break and cause additional damage.
4. Extended System Life
Regular inspections mean catching issues before they become big — or become issues at all. This, in turn, can keep your HVAC running longer.
How does it work? When a component is broken or dirty, it’s not pulling its weight, which puts more pressure on all the other components. As a result, these parts may see damage or extra wear, which shortens their lifespans.
With proper care, your HVAC should last between 10 and 15 years. However, allowing small problems to build up can result in an emergency that requires major and expensive replacements.
5. Fewer Emergencies
We recommend getting an inspection every spring and fall to prepare for the hot and cold seasons. System use is cyclical, for example; you probably use the heating quite a bit at the height of winter, but taper off as the weather gets warmer. In the spring, you may hardly use it at all.
When summer rolls around, you can’t be sure of your HVAC’s condition without an inspection. Since the cooling and heating components utilize the same system, there may be damaged and accumulated debris that’s been sitting around for months. If you don’t get it checked out before the heatwave hits, you could be left stranded with a broken AC just when you need it most.
Is your AC in top shape? Texas Custom Air AC Heating & Refrigeration has offered cooling and heating solutions for over 25 years. To schedule routine maintenance or to learn more about our services, give us a call at (254) 727-5665 or reach out to us online.