HVAC systems are expensive and labor-intensive to have installed, but failing to have them maintained in tip-top shape can be even more expensive. Although appearing to be robust and able to withstand years of operation without anything ever breaking, HVAC systems do break down if not maintained properly. Repair of an entire HVAC system or a unit within the system can easily cost thousands of dollars. Additionally, an HVAC system needs to be operating all year round and having it break down in the middle of winter or the peak of summer can become too uncomfortable for the occupants of the house. Although the system itself may seem complicated, its maintenance and upkeep are pretty simple and easy to do even on your own.
Aside from the said costs of repair and replacing an HVAC system ensuing from failure of maintaining an HVAC system, maintenance can also lower your utility bills. A well-oiled HVAC system needs less electricity to keep a room or zone cool and less steam is needed to warm hence less electricity and water. Furthermore, clean airways and vents, clean and clog-free filters, and well-maintained HVAC units all contribute to less electricity and water consumed resulting in fewer utility bills you have to pay each month. Hence, making HVAC maintenance a penny pincher’s best friend.
Airways and vents are also a possible breeding ground for bacteria, molds, and viruses. Dirty, unmaintained airways and vents can be a source of infection if a nasty pathogen decides to take up residence in those areas. The forced pushing action of air occurring in these airways would spread these pathogens all across your house. This stream of air flowing through these vents would have the potential to carry possibly deadly pathogens hence keeping these vents clean will prevent your family from getting sick.
Aristotle once said: “A well-maintained HVAC system is a happy HVAC system and will live a long and fruitful life”. Just kidding! But a well-maintained HVAC system does indeed last long and will work efficiently longer than an HVAC system that is not maintained. The added life span to a well-maintained HVAC system can save you thousands of dollars from preventing you from prematurely replacing your broken HVAC units.
With all these said, absolutely do not wait for a problem to arise, HVAC maintenance must be done regularly so you and your family can enjoy these benefits from a well-maintained HVAC system