3 Benefits of Annual Maintenance
Your heating and air system runs almost every day of the year to keep your home comfortable. It is recommended that you have your system serviced at least once a year to ensure it’s operating efficiently. There are many benefits of annual maintenance for your HVAC system, below are three major ones.
Drain Line Cleaning
During a maintenance call our technician will thoroughly clear and clean your drain line. Why is this one of the major benefits of annual maintenance? If your drain line gets clogged, depending on your system one of two things can occur. If a float switch is installed, when the water gets high enough, it will shut your system down. It’s not a huge worry, but if it’s the middle of the summer you don’t want to be without AC waiting for someone to fix it. If you do not have a float switch or it is not working properly, your clogged drain line could cause a water leak. Some leaks can be minor, but if unnoticed it may cause expensive damage. You can reduce the risk of a backed up drain line by having it cleared during an annual maintenance service.
Another benefit of annual maintenance is having your coils cleaned. Throughout the year dust and debris will collect on your coils. This buildup will reduce airflow and efficiency. Having your coils cleaned once a year will remove the buildup, and keep your system running efficiently.
The final major benefit of annual maintenance on your heating and cooling system is having a professional perform a detailed inspection. A technician may find a minor problem during your maintenance, which could have caused major issues down the road. Also by having the components of the system checked you can be confident your system is running at its best.
There are many other benefits of annual maintenance, such as keeping warranties valid and helping to extend the lifespan of the system. If it has been a while since your system’s last service, be sure to call and schedule yours today. You rely on your HVAC system for a comfortable home, so make sure you take care of it!
“Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.” –EnergyStar