Just like a car, your home’s heating and cooling equipment wears with age. For this reason, your HVAC equipment requires its own check-ups frequently and consistently. Preventative maintenance for HVACs is crucial in many ways, and maintenance programs help to ensure that they are checked regularly and efficiently, extending their life and reducing overall repair costs.
But what are the key benefits to preventative maintenance? Is it really worth it?
Here are the 5 key benefits for regular maintenance.
- Improve HVAC Safety. Carbon monoxide leaks are possible when equipment is not fully checked and maintained. Health and safety risks are avoided by predicting when they may occur thanks to regular preventative maintenance of your equipment. Well maintained equipment imposes less and less risk to the family home. This means that annual checks are an important precaution that every homeowner should make to safeguard their family.
- Improve Efficiency. The efficiency of your HVAC equipment does not remain constant throughout its life. There are a variety of factors, which enable the equipment to work efficiently, including the cleanliness of the funnel. Annually scheduled checks can ensure that efficiency isn’t lost. There are many benefits to improved efficiency (often measured as a SEER rating) to the equipment. A higher SEER rating can help to save money on utility bills and minimize your environmental footprint through the avoidance of lost, wasted energy.
- Identify Faulty Parts. Regular HVAC maintenance prevents the over-use of worn-out parts. Faulty parts can further decrease the efficiency of the system, costing you money in utility bills and decreasing the eco-efficiency of the equipment.
- Avoid System Problems. Equipment break-downs can come out of the blue and the cost of repair can be high. Preventative maintenance can significantly help to prevent breakages, sometimes by as much as 90 percent.
- Lengthen the Life of the Equipment. While preventative maintenance can help to prevent malfunctions, it can also help to increase the life span of your air conditioner or furnace. Usually, cooling and heating equipment can last approximately 15-20 years of service. By avoiding problems before they happen, and by ensuring that the equipment runs smoothly, your HVAC unit won’t have to work as hard to heat or cool your home. As a result, there will be less strain on the equipment, leading to greater longevity of the equipment itself and a longer lifespan.
Fundamentally, your preventative maintenance package ensures that your equipment is consistently running at optimal efficiency, minimizing unexpected operational and repair costs and significantly reducing safety risks.
Want to know more about our preventative maintenance packages? Contact the Princeton Fuel team today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and find the right solution for your home and family.