Why is Regular Maintenance Important?

Just as you service your car every 3,000 – 5,000 miles, your HVAC unit requires regular maintenance to ensure that it is running optimally and efficiently. Proper maintenance helps keep your air conditioning and heating equipment working more economically and promotes a healthier, more comfortable home environment.

Air conditioning costs account for the largest percentage of energy costs in the home and proper maintenance can make a significant impact on your monthly bill. When a system is operating at peak performance it can cut home cooling costs by up to 25% and the life span of an average system nearly doubles. However, a unit loses 5% of its overall efficiency every year that it goes without proper maintenance.

Regular, pre-season maintenance each spring and fall goes a long way toward protecting the investment made in your home HVAC system, reducing your monthly heating/cooling bills and avoiding unnecessary, costly repairs.

There are also many health benefits associated with regular system maintenance as it is directly related to the air quality in your home. The Environmental Protection Agency lists indoor air quality among the top five risks to human health, mostly because indoor air can be 2 – 5 times more polluted than outdoor air.

While homeowners can’t see the majority of indoor air contaminants, every cubic foot of air breathed carries a mixture of millions of microscopic particles such as pollen, mold spores and dust mite debris. In small concentrations, these particles may cause discomfort. However, in significant concentrations, they can cause sicknesses such as asthma and allergies.