The end of spring is near, and in a blink of an eye, summer will be upon us in Goose Creek, SC. If you haven’t already started using your air conditioner, the hum of your unit will soon become a familiar sound. Below are five benefits of spring HVAC maintenance to consider before the heat of summer kicks in:
Better Energy Efficiency
As your HVAC system ages, components start wearing down. This causes your system to work harder to provide the same comfort level, using more energy and raising your utility bills. On the other hand, regular maintenance reduces wear and tear, which increases the efficiency of your unit.
Less Need for Repairs
You don’t want to wait for your air conditioner to break down completely before calling a service technician to repair it. They’re likely busy with similar cases, and it could take days for them to look at your AC system. Repairs cost more than maintenance, and most repairs are easy to prevent with maintenance.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Regular maintenance on your HVAC air filters improves your indoor air quality. Clogged or dirty filters allow dust, pollen or other particulates to contaminate your home’s air supply. During peak cooling season, it’s best to change or clean your filters every four to six weeks.
Longer HVAC Lifespan
An HVAC system doesn’t last forever, but it can last 10 to 15 years with regular maintenance. However, without regular maintenance, its estimated service life drops to five to eight years, and it’s costly to replace your entire system.
Protects Your Warranty
Your warranty protects your HVAC system in the event that it malfunctions or stops working due to a manufacturer’s issue. A warranty typically protects you for about 10 years, but it’s your job to keep the warranty valid. A warranty becomes void if you don’t have a professional perform regular tuneups and inspections.
Don’t wait for maintenance until your AC system breaks down this summer. Instead, contact Berkeley Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment for HVAC maintenance before summer catches up with you.
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