Using and Maintaining HVAC Systems in Rental Properties

Five Reasons to Schedule Annual HVAC Maintenance

Regular maintenance of your HVAC system should be considered a necessity for every homeowner. Making sure to keep up with this simple routine maintenance task of a tune-up prolongs the life of your system and helps ensure a safer home.

1. Safety Issues

Safety is the main reason to schedule annual maintenance. Your service tech will check the system for any damages or leaks that could pose an issue. Some types of damage, like a cracked heat exchanger, can release deadly carbon monoxide into your home so it is best to catch the problem before you turn on your furnace. Other damages are less severe but could impact the functioning of the furnace or lead to more energy expenses if the problem isn't repaired.

2. Worn Parts

You don't want to wait until a part wears out completely before replacing it. Doing so nearly ensures that your system will break down at the least opportune moment, perhaps leaving you in the cold on a freezing night. Annual tune-ups ensure each part of the system is checked for wear and tear. Parts that are approaching the end of their useful life can be replaced before they fail completely.

3. Airflow Issues

Poor airflow can cause system breakdowns, reduce indoor air quality, and cost more in energy. A service tech will test the airflow through the ducts as well as the venting from the unit itself. Cleaning ducts and vents, and repairing any leaks can solve problems before they become severe. Your tech will also clean out the filter and its housing to improve the airflow and increase energy efficiency.

4. Cost Savings

You can save a lot of money by scheduling an annual maintenance tune-up. First and foremost, annual tune-ups ensure the system is clean and lubricated, which prolongs the life of your unit so that it requires fewer expensive repairs. This also helps you avoid the need to replace the HVAC system prematurely. A properly tuned and functioning HVAC system is also more energy-efficient, which will save you on your heating and cooling costs year-round.

5. Warranty Requirements

Your HVAC system may be under warranty, and if it is there are likely some requirements per the warranty contract to ensure coverage is honored. One of the most basic requirements for most warranties is having the furnace inspected and tuneup annually by a licensed HVAC technician.

Contact HVAC services to schedule your annual service and tune-up today.