The fall is typically the time when you don’t think much about the HVAC system in your Hagan, Georgia, home. Most people try to limit their HVAC use in the fall with the milder temperatures, but don’t forget about getting HVAC maintenance during this time.
Maximize the Efficiency of Your System
Even a high-efficiency system needs regular maintenance to make sure it operates as efficiently as possible. The more efficient your system, the better it will heat and cool your home. An efficient system also helps to lower your carbon footprint, which helps the environment as well.
Lower Your Utility Bills
Fall maintenance will help to lower your utility bills since your system will be operating at peak performance throughout the winter. Making sure that your system is working correctly will cut down on electricity or gas usage and make sure the system is heating and cooling your home correctly. You will see savings on your monthly utility bills from your small investment in preventive maintenance.
Keep your Home Comfortable
Although saving money is essential, the whole purpose of the system is to keep your home comfortable. Investing in preventive maintenance helps to make sure your system is running properly. When it’s not operating as it should, you’re going to sacrifice your home comfort. A system that functions correctly will heat your home evenly. You won’t have variations of the thermostat reading and the actual temperature within your home.
Lengthen the Life of Your System
Your HVAC system is a significant investment and it’s something you want to last for a long time. Having a contractor perform regular maintenance on your system is one way to make sure it lasts as long as possible. Think of preventive maintenance like a comprehensive oil change for your car. Your system will work better for longer when it’s taken care of well.
Improve your Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is a big concern in the winter because your family spends so much time locked up in the house, breathing recycled air. Fall maintenance helps to make sure your filters are clean and your system is working correctly. In turn, you help to make sure you don’t encourage poor IAQ. If IAQ is a concern, consider also having your ducts cleaned, or your IAQ tested when you schedule your maintenance as well. If you have a furnace, getting maintenance also cuts down on the risk of a carbon monoxide leak as well.
Prevent Costly Breakdowns
When small problems are allowed to fester, it’s surprising how quickly they can turn into massive meltdowns for your system. Preventive maintenance allows the contractor to spot those pesky little problems and fix them before they can grow and create more substantial problems. Sometimes the small issues also cause problems that make your system less efficient. Having them fixed early will save you money in the long term.
Replace Your System if Necessary
At first glance, replacing your system probably doesn’t seem like much of a benefit, but if it needs to happen, it’s much better to have it happen on your terms. During the HVAC maintenance check-up, your contractor can judge how much life you have left in your system. If it’s nearing the end, you can start shopping for a new system, and even have it installed before winter hits hardest. A new system will save you significant money after the initial investment. You’ll start to see those savings almost immediately.
Improve the Resale Value of Your Home
Although it won’t make a huge difference if you sell your home, it does help to show regular maintenance for your system. Home buyers will appreciate the fact that the system has been checked and tuned up at least once a year. They will also know that they won’t have a costly replacement soon after they buy your home. Finally, it also shows potential buyers that you care about taking care of the house which translates to other facets of the home outside of the HVAC system.
If you need to schedule HVAC maintenance, we are the people to call. Contact Dyess Air & Plumbing at (843) 242-0855 to schedule an appointment with an experienced professional today.