The warm season is right around the corner so now is the best time to start thinking about scheduling a check-up on your heating and cooling system. Don’t get stuck without AC!
It is important to have your HVAC system inspected to prepare for the upcoming season—which can include inclement weather, humidity, cool temperatures, and other forms of unpredictable New England weather.
Summer might feel like it is still far away, but now is the ideal time to get a handle on your cooling system. There are a variety of reasons (besides simple weather) as to why it’s important to have your HVAC looked at.
The following are the top 5 reasons to schedule your springtime tune-up with us before the weather heats up.
1. Prevent Airborne Allergies
What you don’t see could hurt you. It may surprise you that mold, dust, and other airborne allergens are hiding in your HVAC equipment. If you or anyone in your home is affected by allergens, it’s imperative that you schedule regular maintenance on your HVAC.
You may think you are all set by just changing your air filter, however, your air filter only filter so much. Once inside the air handler, particles will settle on the coils, combine with moisture, and become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. Year after year as you use your system, this grime builds up and infiltrates your home each time you turn it on. It’s going to take more than a little bit of dusting to get rid of this dirt!
This process continues throughout the ducts in your home. Have you ever had your ducts cleaned? If not, you might want to think about it. When your HVAC system is not in use, ducts also provide shelter to insects, dust mites, and rodents. This can cause even more contamination of your air supply with dander and droppings. Why take the risk of getting sick?
2. Improve Indoor Air Quality
Improving indoor air quality includes addressing issues such as air filtration, humidification, de-humidification, and proper ventilation.
Poor indoor air quality is a known cause of many types of respiratory issues. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, pollution levels indoors are generally two to five times higher than outdoors.
Always have your indoor air quality tested. Make sure you carry out strategies to keep the air inside your home fresh and clean throughout the entire year.
Here are 6 simple ways you can improve your indoor air quality:
- Increase ventilation around the home
- Change your air filters frequently
- Dust your home often with a damp cloth
- Remove air contaminants like cigarette smoke
- Avoid air fresheners and cleaning products
- Take advantage of our Air Filtration System Promotion – $100 off any new Air Filtration System between now and June 1, 2017
As you can see, air quality plays a vital role in your health and the performance of your HVAC system.
3. Lower Monthly Utility Bills
Who doesn’t want to save money on their utility bills? A spring tune up will increase their HVAC system performance, which in turn helps you save on cooling costs.
How can you tell if your system is performing poorly?
- A layer dust on your indoor coils
- A layer of dirt on your outside coils
- A blockage or leak in your ducts
- Refrigerant is low
Don’t ignore the warning signs. We will check out all of this in our routine HVAC maintenance.
4. Avoid Breakdown Expenses
Before summer is in full swing and your air conditioner is running 24/7, make sure it is ready to handle the heat.
By scheduling a preventative maintenance on your HVAC system this spring, you will be able to afford AC downtime if there is an issue with your system. You don’t want your AC to malfunction on one of the hottest days of the year, do you?
Find issues early on before they become costly fixes mid-season.
Our technicians can also help you plan ahead if we see that a system is performing poorly and should be updated. This will help you to plan ahead with the replacement system and costs.
5. Extend the Lifespan of Your System
It is proven that by routinely performing a HVAC service— including air conditioner and furnace maintenance, you will be prolonging the life of the system and saving on costly repairs.
The regular maintenance of your HVAC system also helps to prevent airborne allergens from circulating throughout your home. Systems that protect the quality of indoor air will not only keep your home healthier, they will help keep it cleaner (which means less back-breaking spring cleaning for you).
The more efficient your system, the less money you spend on energy costs. By keeping up with routine maintenance, you ensure that your HVAC system won’t have minor issues that could develop into major problems.
Wilson Brothers HVAC, Inc. is a full-service company that provides quality service and installations. We have been there for our customers 24 hours a day, for over 29 years.