Homeowners need to replace their system every 10 or 15 years, on average. However, if they don’t perform routine HVAC maintenance, that time could be a lot shorter. If the HVAC system fails, you could spend thousands of dollars on an entirely new system.
There are some simple ways to help your HVAC system last longer, though. Plus, performing preventative maintenance can help your family stay healthy, and breathe clean air.
Let’s see some of the easy ways you can take care of your HVAC system.
The biggest reason you should routinely work on your HVAC system is that it can save you money. You have two options when it comes to taking care of your HVAC system. You can either pay around $200 per year for regular filter changes and inspections, or you can pay more than $7,000 for an entirely new system if something breaks.
With preventative maintenance, you can help your system last for years upon years. It saves you the money you would otherwise need to spend on fully switching out your HVAC.
Your HVAC system is effectively responsible for making sure the air in your home is safe and comfortable. It takes air in and spreads it out throughout the house through a system of tubes and vents. The air you breathe in a house goes through filters, taking out large toxins.
If your HVAC system is not working though, it may not pull out any of the nasty particulates that could be floating in it. You may not even realize your HVAC is broken before it’s too late. Worse, a broken HVAC system could spread harmful materials throughout your home.
If dangerous chemicals from a sewer system leak into your HVAC, it could pump around the house. The only way to know if your HVAC system isn’t pumping out clean air is if you perform preventative maintenance on it.
You don’t always need to reach out to an HVAC expert to take care of your system, although it helps! You can take some simple steps to protect your HVAC unit and keep the air clean. They are listed below.
With these simple steps, you can help your HVAC unit last for many years to come, and in the process, you can protect your home.
The best kind of HVAC maintenance is when it’s done by experts. These professionals know what to specifically look for when they’re inspecting systems. If they see a buildup of water, for example, they will be able to quickly identify the source.
Then, they will be able to make recommendations about what the homeowner should do to fix it. They might even be able to quote the cost of repairs on the spot, making the repair process as smooth as possible. To get an expert to your home for preventative maintenance, just reach out to us here.