The HVAC system in your home serves a number of vitally important functions. Primarily designed to control the internal climate of your home, HVAC systems also help you maintain the best possible air quality, making your HVAC system an essential part of your efforts to keep your family healthy and free from respiratory problems. If anyone in your home has asthma, COPD or any other chronic respiratory problem, you are probably well aware of the importance of maintaining a clean and fully functional HVAC system.
However, beyond physical health concerns, there are several other reasons to make sure that your HVAC system is always functioning properly. Controlling the internal climate of your home is a very important part of ensuring that your home itself and all of its internal systems are able to remain in a good working condition, functioning properly. Not only does this refer to controlling the temperature in your home, keeping your home cool in the summer heat, and warm during the winter cold, but also regulating the humidity level and air quality. Excess humidity, when left unchecked, can have serious consequences for your home, contributing to the growth of mold and mildew inside walls and around window casings. The best way to prevent the growth of mold, mildew and damage from humidity are to ensure that your HVAC is in good working order all year round.
The Importance of Preventative Maintenance
The best way to ensure that your HVAC system is in top working order is to have preventative maintenance performed on it regularly. Many people believe that they can handle the preventative maintenance themselves, but this is not always a wise decision to make. Today’s HVAC systems are much more technologically advanced than they used to be. In the past, all you have to do to maintain your HVAC system was change a filter or two and clean out the coils. Today, it can be a bit more difficult, and expensive if you make a mistake.
Preventative maintenance is all about catching problems before they have gotten a chance to escalate into emergency circumstances. An emergency breakdown will generally occur when your HVAC system has been neglected for several months. Emergency HVAC repair services generally cost much more than routine maintenance, especially if the service call occurs after hours or on the weekend. The best way to protect yourself and your family from an unexpected heating or air conditioning failure is a regular service contract with a quality HVAC service and repair company in your area.