42% of your monthly energy bill goes toward heating and cooling costs, according to the Department of Energy. As your HVAC unit ages, that percentage will grow by 1-2% annually.
How can you prevent your bill from ballooning whenever the weather changes? Invest a little time and money in fall air conditioning and heating maintenance.
Regular maintenance, proper insulation, and using a sensible thermostat setting can save you up to 30% on energy bills.
If saving money isn’t incentive enough, here are some other reasons why you should bring in a professional to look at your HVAC system during the fall.
Air Quality and Humidity
An estimated 51.8 million people in the United States live with some form of respiratory disease.
To keep these people safe, they need access to filtered air.
HVAC filters catch most of the particles that can cause an asthma attack. These dangerous particles include pet dander, dust, mildew, pollen, and smoke. Without constantly circulating air, these particles build up in the home. Fans and open windows blow allergens around, posing a threat to anyone with asthma.
Circulating air keeps humidity levels low. High humidity can lead to dangerous mold growth, which costs a lot to remove.
Prolongs the Life of Your HVAC Unit
HVAC units have a lifespan of 15-20 years if they’re taken care of properly.
Regular maintenance visits from a specialist will allow them to spot potential problems with your system before they get worse.
During a maintenance call, your technician will take care of problems like:
- Checking and tightening electrical connections
- Inspecting the condensate drain to make sure it’s not blocked
- Lubricating all moving parts
- Cleaning dirty parts
- Checking gas connections
- Checking coolant levels
- Clearing debris from airflow vents
You can also help extend the life of your HVAC system by looking for leaks around your unit, replacing the filter often, and making sure there is no debris near the unit.
Keeps Your Family Safe
HVAC preventative maintenance will ensure your family stays protected from obvious things like extreme summer heat and freezing winter temperatures.
HVAC maintenance will also protect your family and home from lesser known hazards such as:
- Water damage – Leaking HVAC units can cause damage to the ceiling or floor and encourages mold growth.
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – Older HVAC units are prone to developing cracks in the exhaust flue and heat exchanger. These leaks can cause carbon monoxide gas to seep into the home.
- Fire – Damaged wiring in old air conditioning units spark an estimated 2,800 home fires per year.
Quick Response Time From Specialists
The busiest times of year for HVAC repairmen are mid-summer and mid-winter. That’s also the time of year when we rely on our systems the most.
To make sure your family doesn’t have to deal without a functional HVAC unit during when they need them, schedule a visit from an HVAC specialist in the fall.
Let Us Help You With Your Fall Air Conditioner and Heating Maintenance
We want to make sure everyone is healthy and comfortable all year long.
To make it easier on you, we offer a comprehensive maintenance plan which offers fall air conditioning and heating maintenance. Not only will it help you save money, but we’ll repair any potentially hazardous problems to keep your family safe.
Contact us today to set up a maintenance appointment.