As the seasons begin to change, you likely have a list of tasks that need to be taken care of the protect your home from the cold weather. While it can be draining as a homeowner to keep up with all these items, it’s also important to take proactive steps now that prevent more damage in the future. This can be especially true of your HVAC system and a proper semi-annual maintenance plan. The worst time for you to discover a problem with your heating system is in the middle of winter! Here are some of the reasons this maintenance activity can be so important.
- HVAC Problems Can Cause Safety Issues
One important component of a semi-annual maintenance visit is the check for anything that can become dangerous in your HVAC system. This is especially important before the winter, when the combustion heating system can become problematic. When a heat exchanger begins to crack or corrode, carbon monoxide could be emitted into your home, with toxic or even fatal consequences to the inhabitants. This can also occur if your exhaust pipes are installed incorrectly.
- Cleaning Improves Efficiency
During your regular semi-annual maintenance your servicer will be able to inspect and resolve issues that may occur over time. Even if you regularly change your filter, things like coils and motors can eventually become dirty, which decreases the efficiency and performance of your heating and cooling systems. As time goes on your HVAC system works harder to produce the same results, which can cost you more money on monthly bills. The extra stress can also cause equipment to malfunction failure as well.
- Changing Seasons Means Changing Systems
As you move from using cooling to heating, the system that has been dormant for half the year may have developed problems you aren’t aware exist. During a regular maintenance visit, an HVAC technician will test the entire system to make sure it’s operational. This way, before you turn on the heat, an expert has assessed the system to make sure it will work as well as it did last winter.
- Less Worry Throughout the Year
Once your scheduled maintenance is complete, you shouldn’t have to worry about any HVAC issues occurring throughout the rest of the season. Besides changing filters, you will be able to rest comfortably knowing your HVAC system has been tested and performs well. This also means you shouldn’t be hit with any unexpected repair bills right before the holidays!
- Create a Record
In some cases, a lack of regular maintenance can void the warranty you have on your HVAC system. Even if that isn’t the case, maintenance visits are a great time to ask for documentation of what was done for you to have on record. If anything does go wrong, you can then show you were proactive in taking care of your system.
As we enter fall, now is the time to schedule your first semi-annual maintenance appointment with E Dennis based in Dallas Georgia. One of our skilled technicians will ensure you are in good shape to begin the winter!