Your HVAC system likely did a lot of work over the summer keeping your house cool and comfortable during the heat and humidity. Before the heavy use of the winter arrives, you’ll want to make sure your system is in good operating condition, so you can go all season with reliable and efficient heating.
Autumn is the ideal time to perform this maintenance because you’ll likely be able to spend a lot of the time without your system running as the weather reaches a happy medium between hot and frigid.
Your ideal option is to work with a professional who understands how to do fall maintenance on your HVAC systems.
Here are a few of the biggest reasons to prioritize maintenance of your HVAC systems this fall.
Maximize efficiency and lower costs
For most people, heating and cooling account for approximately half of their home’s energy expenses every year. By engaging in regular preventative maintenance, you resolve issues that could lessen your system’s efficiency. More efficient operation means less energy consumed—which means you can expect to pay less on your energy bills each month.
Keep your interior air quality high
HVAC maintenance doesn’t just involve making repairs and lubricating the system—it also involves cleaning the system and replacing filters. Doing so will help you to remove some of the dust and debris that might otherwise blow through your system, causing more inefficient operation and potentially worsening the air quality in your home.
You should make sure to stay on top of filter cleaning and changes throughout the year, outside of your professional service appointments. Most experts recommend changing filters every couple months or, at the very least, at the changing of each season.
Avoid expensive repairs
HVAC systems won’t last forever, but you can at least extend their lifespan with professional preventative maintenance. Schedule inspections each year to analyze the system and make sure there are not any potential problems that could result in breakdowns and require major repairs. By catching small issues early on, you can resolve them before they become much more significant (and expensive). In this sense, professional preventative maintenance actually saves you money in the long run.
Decrease your carbon footprint
When you increase the efficiency of your HVAC systems at your home, you decrease the amount of energy you consume to heat and cool your house. This represents a decrease in your overall carbon footprint. While this might feel like a small or meaningless contribution to overall global sustainability, every little bit adds up. Lessening your environmental impact is always a good aim to have.
Potential breakdowns of your heating system could become dangerous—especially during the coldest parts of winter. Make sure your system is working now, so you don’t run into emergency situations with a winter breakdown.
For more information about the benefits of preventative maintenance for your HVAC and how to do fall maintenance on your HVAC systems, get in touch with the experts at JMB A/C & Heating LLC.
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