Your HVAC system works very hard all year to keep your home comfortable. However, when it comes to regular maintenance, it’s often a case of out of sight, out of mind. So long as it’s working, most people don’t think anything could go wrong. While there are things you can do to help your system perform at it’s best, like changing filters, an annual check-up by a trained HVAC specialists will help spot major problems before they start. The experts at Triad Mechanical Services have been serving the residents and businesses of Georgia for over 25 years with regular maintenance programs designed to keep your system running year around. Keep reading to learn more about how annual checkups can help improve your home’s HVAC unit and lower your monthly energy costs.
One of the most noticeable benefits of regular HVAC maintenance is lower monthly energy bills. As your appliances age, they become less and less efficient. This principle applies to everything from air conditioners to water heaters. Even if you invest in Blue Star-certified appliances, over time, they become less efficient than what they were when they rolled off the assembly line. Regular maintenance, like regular checkups with your doctor, help ensure that your system is running at its peak. Your technician will check the circuitry inside your unit for any electricity loss that could be driving up your power bill.
Just like the human body, regular maintenance and annual checkups can help prevent unexpected repair bills. When your technician performs an annual inspection, they will check each part for signs of wear and tear as well as poor performance and leaks. If there’s a chance a part could fail in the near future, they’ll suggest repairing or replacing it immediately. Something as simple as a frayed wire could cause a total system failure, and if it goes in the middle of the night or on the weekends, that could mean a higher emergency repair bill.
Regular maintenance and yearly inspections will also help increase the longevity of your equipment. The average HVAC unit is designed to last between 15-25 years with regular maintenance. Without maintenance, it’s estimated the units will start to break down around 10 years after installation. Parts like the condenser are often the first to go because they work the hardest. However, regular maintenance, tune-ups, and as-needed replacements will keep your system running at its best for years to come.
To schedule your regular maintenance, give the experts at Triad Mechanical Services a call.