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Why Do I Need Regular Heating and Cooling Maintenance?

May 26th, 2020 by cverdone

When you buy a home, you’re not only investing in the house itself. You’re also investing in all the appliances, plumbing and HVAC units.

Just like your car, your HVAC needs routine maintenance. While some people may scoff at the idea of spending time and money on this service, it’s an important part of being a homeowner. In fact, it’s equally important if you’re renting your place.

If you’re still not sure why you should invest in HVAC maintenance, here are four reasons that will change your mind:

Money Saving

Everyone wants to save money, so when it comes to your heating and cooling systems, scheduling regular inspection will do just that. Annual maintenance ensures that all parts of your HVAC unit are working properly. It also allows you to catch potential issues before they become expensive repairs.

Improved Indoor Air Quality

Saving money is the only benefit of regular heating and cooling maintenance. With proper cleaning, it also improves your indoor air quality. With continued use, it’s common for HVAC units to become dirty. And while swapping out the air filter is easy, cleaning the rest of your unit really should be done by a professional.

Over time, the air filter, in addition to the ductwork and unit itself, needs to be cleaned. If not, you may notice more dirt and dust inside your home. You might also start to experience allergy-type symptoms that only appear when you are at home. An experienced HVAC professional can help you determine if your heating and cooling system is the culprit.

Improved Efficiency

Well-maintained heating and cooling systems also work more efficiently. Units in need of maintenance may run longer than necessary. This causes excessive wear and tear, along with increased energy bills. However, when maintained regularly, HVAC units function better, use less energy and can actually reduce your monthly energy costs.

Extends Your Warranty

Finally, seasonal maintenance also ensures that your warranty remains active. Under some warranties, parts and repairs will be covered with regular maintenance. Unfortunately, many homeowners aren’t aware of this, which can be costly if their heating or cooling system breaks down. You can extend the life of your warranty by scheduling seasonal maintenance.

With warmer temperatures on the way, there’s never been a better time to get your HVAC checked out. Contact the experts at Thornton Heating and Cooling today. Our HVAC professionals specialize in seasonal maintenance, repair and new installation.