Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is an extremely complicated aspect of your home. Each part of the HVAC system is steeped in risk, especially in situations in which furnaces, boilers and A/C units haven’t been maintained for several years. Fire hazards, toxic refrigerants and ventilation that hasn’t been taken care of can lead to life-threatening situations. Having an HVAC professional inspect and maintain your system biannually is the best way to extend its life, save on costs in the long run and ensure the safety of your home.
Your HVAC technicians might not be miracle workers, but they can certainly seem like it. Here are some of the incredible things they can do if you just make sure to keep up with those routine inspections:
1. Reduce irritants in the home and help with asthma: Poor ventilation and/or unclean vents are a leading cause of asthma and allergy attacks in the home. Depending on your HVAC system, it’s likely that your vent filters need to be changed on a pretty regular basis. If not, they’re not filtering air, and your air conditioner can’t properly manage air flow. Regular HVAC maintenance can dramatically help with irritants and allergies.
2. Reduce your utility bills: If your heating system or air conditioner isn’t working at top capacity, it’s going to show (in your utility bill). Many times, inspections, small repairs and maintenance are much more affordable than you think. The ultimate cost savings when you see those lower utility bills will make you wonder why you didn’t stay on top of this earlier.
3. Extend your investment: There’s no getting around it — HVAC systems are costly. These are investment pieces in your home, and with proper care and maintenance, can last for years. Your HVAC system needs to be protected and pampered just like any other investment. Would you rather spend $10,000 on a boiler that lasts for 10 years or one that lasts 20 years? The answer is obvious, and an HVAC professional can help make this happen.
4. Give you energy-saving tips: A reputable HVAC professional is committed to giving you the best, most comfortable experience in your home. They’re brimming with information on how to reduce energy consumption, lower your utility bills and lighten your carbon footprint while still enjoying all the perks of a great HVAC system. Use these experts to your advantage.
Don’t wait until the A/C goes on the fritz or the furnace overheats for good to give your local HVAC professionals a call. When quotes are free and summer is in full swing (along with your A/C), you have nothing to lose. Call Roberts Mechanical today and let the HVAC professionals take care of chilling out.