Your home’s HVAC system is essential for keeping your home both comfortable and safe which is why regular HVAC maintenance is a must. When your HVAC system isn’t working properly you may not be able to effectively regulate the temperature in your home. During the hottest or coldest parts of the year, the last thing you want is an HVAC system that is not working at its best. Many HVAC owners do not call a professional until something breaks. As a homeowner, regular air conditioning maintenance is very useful and well worth the time and financial investment.

Benefits of Regular HVAC Maintenance

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Here are some of the benefits of hiring a professional to perform regular maintenance on your HVAC system.

Benefits of Regular HVAC Maintenance

  • Reduces The Chance of Breakdowns: A key advantage of regular maintenance is it helps prevent more severe breakdowns. Regular upkeep protects your HVAC unit and also detects potential issues before they become major problems. This helps extend the life of your HVAC unit and can save money by reducing the chance of costly issues.
  • Cut Your Energy Bill: Without regular maintenance, your HVAC system does not run as efficiently as it could with regular upkeep. This can lead to situations where you have to run your system longer to cool your home, which uses more power and increases monthly energy costs. With regular maintenance, your HVAC unit will run at peak efficiency.
  • Warranty Benefits: Many HVAC units come with a warranty and these types of warranties often require proof of regular maintenance. If something does go wrong you want your warranty to cover it if that is possible. Regular maintenance can help keep your warranty valid.
  • Keep You Comfortable:  Another advantage of the more efficient performance regular maintenance provides is that it improves your comfort. A well-maintained HVAC system circulates air evenly and effectively keeps your home at the temperature you want it to be. This also prevents issues such as long run time and protects the heating or cooling elements from failing.
  • Improved Safety: During the most extreme parts of the year you need your HVAC system to work as expected. Everyone has heard stories about people coming home to frozen pipes in the winter or a sweltering home in the middle of summer. This is not only inconvenient but can also lead to expensive repairs. There is also the safety of your family to keep in mind. An HVAC system that is not properly maintained can be dangerous as broken or damaged components can release dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide. When a professional is performing maintenance, they will also test for any hazardous gas leaks and make the needed repairs.
  • Improve Your In-Home Air Quality: Your home’s air can be exposed to several common irritants such as smoke, pet dander, molds, dirt, pollen, dust, and other pollutants. Without proper maintenance, your HVAC system won’t be able to properly filter your home’s air and remove these irritants. An HVAC professional will check the filters and ducts to ensure your home’s air is of the highest quality.
  • Peace of Mind: When your HVAC system isn’t working correctly it can be stressful. When it’s hot, and you turn on the air, you want to know if it will turn on and cool your home like you expect. With regular maintenance, you can rest easy knowing that when you turn on your HVAC system it will work and do so effectively.

Final Thoughts

If you have not been getting regular maintenance on your HVAC system, the best time to correct that is right now. Contacting a professional will help keep your HVAC system in top condition and many professionals offer long-term care packages and yearly agreements to make the whole process easier to manage.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.