Whether you’re a homeowner or managing a commercial space, keeping your HVAC system in tip-top condition is key for creating a comfortable indoor environment. Right now, we’re relying heavily on our AC units to cool indoor spaces so we can go about our days without sweating through everything. For HVAC units to work optimally, however, it’s important that they are regularly cleaned and properly maintained. Here are three reasons you or a professional should perform regular maintenance tasks on your HVAC unit.
The main reason to invest in HVAC maintenance is to keep your unit running longer. Your HVAC unit works hard all year long. Maintenance can help extend its lifetime by ensuring certain types of issues don’t arise and by diagnosing and dealing with other problems quickly. Rather than allowing problems to bubble beneath the surface (or behind the walls, as it were), maintenance helps detect issues earlier so you can deal with them sooner rather than later (when fixing them may be more expensive).
Routine maintenance tasks like replacing filters can help keep your unit running efficiently. A clean filter allows more air to run through your unit. An older filter can slow the flow of air, making your HVAC unit work hard to cool your home or business. When this happens, your unit is using more energy—which means you’re paying for more energy. Ensuring that your unit is running efficiently can help you save on cooling costs.
Indoor air is frequently more polluted than outdoor air. For those with allergies, that can be a big problem. Replacing your air filter regularly can help keep improve your air quality and reduce some indoor allergens, making it easier to manage any sensitivities you, your children, or your clients may have.
In a previous post, we shared two HVAC maintenance tasks that homeowners can easily do themselves: replacing the air filter and cleaning around the condenser. It’s also important to check your unit before and after storms. Before a storm hits, remove debris that can clog your outdoor condenser and trim any shrubbery that may damage your unit back. After a storm, you’ll need to check for clogs and damage. See this post for more information.
There are some maintenance tasks that are easy for homeowners to do themselves, such as replacing filters and cleaning outside units. Other tasks, like replacing coolant, should be handled by a professional. Schedule a yearly maintenance check-up today to ensure your HVAC unit keeps you cool all summer long.
No one wants their AC to stop working, and it’s a bummer whether it’s 2 PM on a Tuesday or 11 PM on Friday. In Brevard County, AC is a necessity. If your air conditioning unit needs to be repaired or service, Page Air, Inc. is poised to help.
With 24-hour emergency service available when needed, we can get you out of the hot seat quickly. We understand how important it is to keep your home or business cool. Whether your system isn’t working as well as it should, is making weird noises, has an off smell, or just plain isn’t working, schedule an appointment with us to have a trained technician out to your location. We’ll pinpoint the problem and provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for you and your home or business. Whether it’s a repair or an HVAC unit replacement, we’re always ready to help fellow Brevard County residents.
Schedule an HVAC maintenance or repair appointment today to keep your unit running well!