As a home or business owner residing in Texas, making sure that your HVAC system is running at optimal efficiency is essential to staying cool. Many people are unaware of how important the HVAC system is. This system is responsible for the heating, cooling and ventilation in today’s homes and businesses. If this system fails, employees, customers and families can be in an uncomfortable environment. This is why it is important to maintain regular upkeep of your HVAC system. Staying cool in the Texas heat is not the only reason. The following information explains the importance of regular HVAC maintenance.
1) Energy Savings
In modern homes, around 50 percent of energy consumption comes from heating and cooling. Regular maintenace will make sure that the HVAC motor is running, therefore reducing the amount of time the system has to cycle to meet and maintain the temperature set point. An HVAC unit that is properly running will use less energy, therefore reducing your overall heating and cooling bill.
2) Increased Efficiency/ Air Quality
A well maintained HVAC system will keep indoor air clean and flowing throughout the entire building at an even temperature. A dirty HVAC system has to work around 20 percent harder to produce the same amount of air capacity as a clean unit. Non-maintained systems can leave you with one room hot while the others are cool, in addition to poor air quality.
3) Longer HVAC Life
Regular maintenance extends the life of your HVAC system by up to 10 years. Why? Because there is less of a risk of break downs, and issues that did arise were fixed before they became even more expensive. Also, well-maintained HVAC systems do not have to overwork to generate the needed heating and cooling. Extending the life of your HVAC unit definitely adds more value to the investment of maintaining the system.
4) Fewer Emergency Repairs
Most HVAC units need an emergency repair at least once in their lifetime, but many fail during the months they work the hardest – the winter and summer seasons. Continuous maintenance on your unit reduces the risk of everyone being uncomfortable, having to wait hours or even days for a tech to come out and fix the unit. These emergency breakdowns can put a huge burden on both your pockets and people in the home.
As you can see, regular maintenance of your HVAC system saves more money in the long run, compared to if your system degrades and completely fails. Don’t wait until it is too late to schedule someone to check your system. If you have any questions, or would like Texas Air Tech to come out and check your HVAC system, feel free to contact us.