Swimming pool owners know too well the work and maintenance that it takes to get the water ready for the summer swimming season. Typically, pool owners will start to add chemicals, begin frequent cleanings, and tune-up filtering equipment in the spring before the pool is used. Why is spring the perfect time to get the pool ready? Owners know that it takes time, and it is best to prep pool before it is in use. Like prepping a swimming pool in the spring, autumn is a great time to perform HVAC maintenance.
Changing seasons and temperature swings can place heavy demands on your HVAC system year-round. Before the harsh winter weather requires your heating system to compete with dipping temperatures, it is best to ensure that it is in working order. Similar to a swimming pool, you’ll want to have your equipment serviced before you need to use it. Autumn is the perfect time to schedule your HVAC maintenance.
When it comes time to turn on your heating system for the first time this winter, the last thing that you want to discover is a problem. The ideal time to service your equipment and correct any issues is before it gets cold. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of fall HVAC maintenance.
Depending on where you live, seasonal changes will cause variances in your energy bills. In most regions, homeowners can expect energy usage and utility bills to increase in the summer and winter. However, if your HVAC isn’t operating at peak performance, you could see much higher energy bills. Over the course of the year, your system could face heavy demands. Through the course of routine operation, cracks, leaks, and loose connections can develop within your HVAC system. Over time, these minor issues can lead to significant inefficiencies. In the winter, your system could have to work harder to overcome these issues and supply warm air to your home. When your system works harder, it expends more energy and increases your utility bills.
The average energy bill in the United States is around $115 per month, and HVAC use can account for half of that throughout the year. Fall maintenance can ensure that your system operates with maximum efficiency and uses less energy all winter long. Regular maintenance in the autumn will allow a technician to address any issues that could create an issue and slow your HVAC system down.
Extended System Life
Most experts agree that your HVAC system should last around 15 to 20 years. With routine maintenance and care, however, you can extend the life of your equipment beyond 20 years. As discussed, minor problems can arise with your equipment through normal wear and tear. While many of these problems will not stop your system from working, they can create situations where your equipment has to work harder. If left unresolved, many minor problems can turn into larger issues and wear on the life of your system. Unaddressed issues can create system issues and lead to premature equipment failure.
Regular fall tune-ups will ensure that any potential issues are addressed and that all components are cleaned and lubricated. Additionally, the technician will tighten all belts and ensure that your equipment is in good working order for the winter months. Preventive maintenance in the fall will ensure that your system is ready when you need it.
Fall is the ideal time for HVAC service and maintenance as it will ensure the functionality of your system before the cooler weather. Investing in autumn maintenance will make sure that your system can deliver warm air all winter long.