Why Is a Spring Tune-Up Important?
Think about our physical bodies for a moment. We clean ourselves, feed ourselves, and try to maintain acceptable activity levels. Why? Even if you ran marathon last year, if you took six months of the year off from running, you wouldn’t expect your body to be able to jump back on the road and clock 26.2 miles without a warm up (and probably visit to your doctor). Because a sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle leads to poor physical condition, shorter lifespans, and a lack of energy. Your cooling system might be a machine, but machines operate in a way that is much the same. Poor care and a lack of proper attention makes your HVAC system perform poorly, reduces its efficiency and will shorten its lifespan.
A professionally handled maintenance gives your cooling system all it needs to work in its best possible form, saving you a lot of stress, time and money in the future.
The Benefits of Professional Maintenance
Maintenance will get you a lot more than you might think. Benefits include:
Reduced frequency and severity of repairs. It’s an outright fact that the majority of repairs our experts handle could be completely avoided by regular maintenance. Most repair involves buildup, clogging, component wear and bad connections that maintenance would catch long before it has become an issue. This means maintenance will almost certainly save you money.
Increased efficiency. The efficiency of your system begins to deteriorate after the first few years of being installed. Nothing will stop time from catching up with your system eventually, but you can keep your system running at its maximum potential with regular maintenance. That equals out to more cooling power, at less cost.
Extended lifespans. A system that is not maintained will, on average, last nearly half as long as one that is. Maintenance will protect your investment, providing you with the comfort you deserve for years to come.
Better cooling. In Georgia, our summers (and often springs) can be pretty demanding on a cooling system. If your system is well maintained, you can expect higher cooling output and much improved comfort levels throughout the season.
Why Spring Maintenance Specifically?
Generally speaking, we would recommend a complete, professionally administered tune-up for your HVAC system twice a year. These are best done for your cooling system in the spring and your heating in the fall. Why? Because these are the best times to ensure your system is in perfect condition for the coming months. It’s better to locate and handle small issues before they morph into much larger concerns at a time when you need comfort the most. With regular maintenance, you can be sure that you’re ready to handle all that the year sends your way weather-wise.
The best way of ensuring your system gets the care it needs is by enrolling in a tune-up and maintenance or customer care program, which most professional HVAC specialists will offer.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance to Get a Jump on Spring CleaningYou may dread the spring cleaning ahead, but if you get started early, you’ll have lots of time to enjoy the beautiful weather and your favorite spring activities. Put your HVAC maintenance at the top of your priority list so that summer doesn’t catch you unprepared for your home comfort needs. AC repair during the early days of summer is common, but preventive care for your system will allow you to head off most potential problems.
Financial Advantages of Spring HVAC MaintenanceA spring tune-up will provide some very important monetary benefits, especially if your system has been neglected for some time. As your technician runs a thorough check of your equipment, he will adjust loose parts, lubricate moving components, and clean dirty areas. Potential problems can be diagnosed so that preventive repairs can be completed before summer. Following are some specific ways in which your budget can benefit:
Enhanced Indoor Air QualityAnother major issue addressed through spring HVAC maintenance is the condition of your indoor air. Dirty ducts and coils can aggravate your allergies or other respiratory issues. If you are sensitive to mold, you need to recognize that an unmaintained air handler is a huge problem, providing a place for mold and bacteria to increase with ease. Annual cleaning improves the condition of this area, and your technician can also discuss the benefits of a UV lamp for killing the materials in this space.
Duct cleaning may not need to occur annually, but a duct inspection is helpful for establishing information about the condition of the area. Your ducts can harbor many kinds of pests, and droppings and dander can also trigger your allergies as your cooling system is operated.
Get More from Your SystemAs your maintenance is completed, you can expect to get better comfort and energy performance from your equipment. Additionally, you may benefit from a longer life of service from your air conditioner or heat pump. The life expectancy of such a system is approximately 14 years. Well-maintained, however, your unit may provide you with even more years of use.
At Calm Air, we are committed to providing you with prompt and efficient maintenance service. Our maintenance agreements allow you to keep costs down as you access high-quality assistance for AC repairs, indoor air quality issues, or any other HVAC needs. The staff located in Lavonia, GA office can schedule your appointment today.
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