You rely on your home's heating and air conditioning system to keep your family warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Having a Cullins One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning technician perform annual maintenance on your HVAC system is assurance that all parts of the system are clean, well lubricated and that the system is operating at its best. Not only is preventative maintenance essential to keeping the air system from failing, several other key benefits that come with an annual maintenance plan.
Extend the Life of the HVAC System
Without annual maintenance, there is a risk of the furnace or air conditioning unit breaking down during times when you need it the most and repairs to your heating and cooling system can be extremely expensive. The HVAC system is made up of several parts that require routine inspections to ensure they are working properly and operating efficiently. With an annual maintenance by Cullins One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, an experienced technician will thoroughly inspect the entire system, preventing future expensive repairs and extending the life of the unit. The technician will ensure the motor and blower are working properly, inspect the thermostat for accuracy, check the heating fuel and coolants, replace air filters, inspect the air ducts checking for any damage, clogs or leaks, taking all precautions to prolong the life of your air quality system.
When the condenser coils and the air filter is spent, the air compressor has to work harder, which also increases energy use. Annual maintenance keeps the system running efficiency, which reduces the need for the system to work harder. When the HVAC is running smoothly and efficiently, it doesn’t have to work as hard or run as often to keep up your temperature needs. This significantly reduces the amount of energy used, which will result in lower energy bills, saving you money.
Improved Air Quality
One of the most important factors of having annual maintenance for your HVAC system is the health of your family. During the annual maintenance visit, the technician will clean the ductwork and vents, which can help prevent bacteria and allergens from escaping into your home. Overtime, the ductwork and vents gradually get a build-up of dust, dirt and debris, which is a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Without routine cleaning, the mold and mildew escapes into the air your family breathes and can cause an increase in breathing problems and allergies.
In addition to the annual maintenance provided by Cullins One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, it is important that you change the filter once each month and vacuum around the furnace every few months to prevent dust and dirt from building up on the outside of the unit. The outdoor compressor should be cleared of any leaves, sticks or other debris that may be top of the unit.