Why HVAC Maintenance is Important
Your HVAC system is at the center of keeping you and your family comfortable in your home. Your heating and cooling system is designed to last for decades and for many homeowners they probably won’t have to face a system failure, but ask anyone that has had their air conditioning go down in the middle of a Toronto heat wave or who had their heat stop working in the dead of winter. They will most certainly refer to this time as more than just uncomfortable. Even though your HVAC system is built to last, it doesn’t mean that it is maintenance free. Some manufacturers even require you to keep a record of HVAC maintenance to honour their warranty.
Completing routine maintenance on your HVAC system has many benefits, this includes financially, comfort wise and on your health. Let us look at why you should ensure that your HVAC system is well maintained.
Keeping Your Home Safe
Maintenance of your HVAC system will keep you and your family safe from any potential intoxicants in the air. Part of the maintenance routine performed by a professional HVAC technician is to test for carbon monoxide and to look for potential leakage.
Additionally, with a well-maintained HVAC system, your home will remain safe during extreme weather conditions. When the coldest nights of the year hit, you do not want to have to worry about how your heating system will hold up against the freezing temperatures. A poorly maintained system may give out leading to potential burst pipes, leading to water damage.
Preventing Costly Repairs
Failure to have regular maintenance completed can lead to an overall system failure. This can be very costly to repair or perhaps replace your system. Generally, preventive maintenance can help you avoid these types of emergency repairs. A trained technician should be able to detect potential problems before they happen. Regular maintenance will help prevent malfunctions and the effects of regular wear and tear, saving you from a potential emergency repair.
Improving the Air Quality in Your Home
The air we breathe in our homes may contain pollutants ranging from ordinary dust, pet dander, cigarette smoke, mold, and pollen. Proper HVAC maintenance has shown to help filter these pollutants from the air in your home, keeping you from health hazards.
As per the EPA, the levels of airborne pollutants is 2-5 times higher indoors than it is outdoors. The importance of this issue is amplified if a member of your family has a respiratory issue such as asthma. A good HVAC system and proper filters will ensure that both the warm and cold air circulating your home is as clean as it can be.
Extending the Life of Your HVAC System
Regular maintenance will ensure that your HVAC system functions properly and has an extended life. It will save you from costly replacement by reducing the effects of regular wear and tear.
Preventive maintenance will save you a significant amount of money over time. You will spend less on your energy bills as the system will be running more efficiently. It is estimated that a properly maintained HVAC system can save you up to 30% on your energy bills. And if you ever have the need to make a claim under warranty, it will help ensure that the warranty covers you.
If you need help with your HVAC maintenance, you can trust the professionals at DeMarco Mechanical Services Inc. to provide high-quality service. Give us a call today at 416-820-9155 to book your consultation.