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With South Florida’s mild winters and brutally hot summers, it is essential that your HVAC system is working properly. You know to call for repairs when the system is broken, but what can be done to prevent major issues in the first place?
You can simply assume that your HVAC system will continue to operate as it always has, or you can do something to make sure it will. A little proactive maintenance now can pay big benefits later.
Here are five reasons why you should schedule a maintenance HVAC checkup to protect your home and family.
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Maintenance Now Could Save You a Lot of Money Later
If you think staying cool in the summer and warm in the winter is expensive, just wait until you see those high repair bills. HVAC systems rarely broadcast their impending breakdowns, and when they stop working, they often do so on the coldest day of the winter or the hottest day of the summer.
Scheduling an annual HVAC checkup could help you avoid a costly breakdown. At the very least, the checkup will give you peace of mind, but it could also give you a heads-up about looming problems.
A Fine-Tuned HVAC Unit Runs More Efficiently and Less Expensively
If the filters are clogged or the ducts are obstructed, your HVAC unit will not run as efficiently as it should. That means the unit will have to work harder to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and every bit of inefficiency is money out of your pocket.
Even if your HVAC unit appears to be running as it should, fine-tuning it could save you a lot of money on energy bills in the coming months. You could save enough to pay for the cost of the maintenance visit.
An Annual HVAC Checkup Can Keep Your Family Safe
Depending on the type of heat you use, a malfunctioning HVAC system could put your family at risk. An annual checkup could uncover safety defects, and repairing those problems will allow you to sleep soundly at night.
A number of safety defects could be uncovered during an annual HVAC inspection. From carbon monoxide to problems with the ductwork to dangerous leaks, a good inspection can find them and fix them before it is too late.
Removing Contaminants From the Ductwork Improves Indoor Air Quality
Allowing dust and dirt to build up in your HVAC system means the ductwork will spread those harmful particles throughout your home. No matter how thoroughly you vacuum, you will not be able to remove that deep-seated debris without the help of a professional.
Having an experienced HVAC technician clean out your ductwork can improve your indoor air quality and let you and your family breathe a bit easier. This improvement in indoor air quality is even more important if anyone in your family suffers from asthma, sinus infections or other respiratory conditions.
If you have not yet scheduled your annual HVAC checkup, why put it off? With so many benefits, this is one piece of preventive maintenance that pays huge benefits all year long.