Long before the comforts of modern technology, there were things like fire, stoves, and extra layers of clothes to keep us warm in winter. Homeowners now have the convenience of an HVAC system, and with a turn of a dial, it’s easy to get comfortable despite the weather outside.
In many ways, we depend on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, but often don’t think about the consequences if our HVAC system stops working. Don’t take these necessities for granted. The comfort of our home depends on our HVAC during winter. Therefore, it’s important to consider the work our HVAC outputs and care for the system to ensure it lasts.
In preparation for winter, here are five reasons why you should schedule a professional HVAC tune-up in the fall.
The Benefits of HVAC Tune-Ups
- Save money
- Life is prolonged
- Nip potential problems in the bud
- Clean filters promote efficiency
- Beat the rush
Your HVAC contributes to roughly 48% of your home’s energy use, which can easily become the largest expense. To save energy and money, make sure your HVAC is running to its full potential.
One way to save is to conduct regular maintenance on your system to keep it in optimal working shape. Regular upkeep requires an appointment from an HVAC professional, such as Easy AC, to perform an HVAC tune-up and run diagnostic tests on the system. Keep in mind that regular maintenance expenses could pay for themselves in the money you’ll save through a longer-lasting and energy-saving system.
If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat installed, adding one to your HVAC system in conjunction with a tune-up will save you money on your energy bill, as well as prolong the life of your unit.
The transition from air conditioning to heating heading into winter can wear on the integrity of your HVAC, and a programmable thermostat is a great way to let your system gradually adjust to the changing temperatures. Furthermore, if you’re not at home you can adjust the thermostat to use less energy while you’re away.
Too often people wait until there’s a problem to seek a solution. We’re all guilty of it. The adage of “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings true with HVAC systems. Don’t wait until adverse weather and temperatures set in to find that your unit needs a replacement part or a tune-up. Easy AC professionals will test your system, including an inspection of the condenser and evaporator coils. An HVAC tune-up should also include an inspection of the compressor and a refrigerant charge.
A common problem that plagues HVAC systems is a dirty filter. When ignored, filters collect debris, particles, dust, and other materials that drastically reduce the efficiency of your system. In fact, you can save a percentage of your energy bill each month simply by keeping your HVAC system clear of any dust, debris, and buildup.
The change of season is a reminder to replace your old filter with a new one. While this is a simple task you can likely do on your own, an HVAC tune-up includes this as a part of the service, leaving you with a system running smoothly and in tip-top shape.
A peak season for HVAC business is winter. Summer heat and winter chills bring plenty of business for AC repairs and installations. While unseen circumstances can befall anyone, get ahead of the game by scheduling an HVAC tune-up to ensure your system is functioning properly before the temperatures put a strain on it. Additionally, you can avoid the scheduling difficulties and potential increased rates by doing any maintenance or repairs in the fall.
From Fall to Frost
Don’t get stuck in the cold this winter. Keep your home comfortable in any season by caring for your system. An annual HVAC tune-up and regular maintenance will protect and prolong the life of your home system. An efficient HVAC will save you money, time, and any worries of discomfort.
Fall is the perfect time of year to invest in your home. If you're worried about your home's heating system, and if it can cope with the next cold snap, give us a call at 813-COLDAIR. We’re happy to share our wisdom with you when you schedule a quick inspection of your HVAC system.