Why is HVAC Preventative Maintenance Important?

Spring cleaning is underway for many residents of Lakewood Ranch FL, but most homeowners don’t consider the need to include their HVAC systems in this seasonal effort. Preventative maintenance is important for keeping your system in optimum working order. Spring is the best time to have your equipment serviced so that you are ready before the summer heat sets in.

Benefits of HVAC Preventative Maintenance

There are several reasons to consider spring and fall service of your heating and cooling equipment. Some of these include:

  • Identification of broken or worn parts before a seasonal malfunction can occur
  • Optimization of cooling or heating performance
  • Improvement of energy efficiency in your system
  • Cleaning of internal components that can affect your indoor air quality
  • Extension of the life of your heating and cooling equipment

Pre-season maintenance allows enough time for any repairs to be completed prior to a serious weather change.

Improved Performance

Your equipment experiences wear as soon as it is first used. Over time, moving parts can break. Belts can crack. Bearings may need supplemental lubrication. Our technicians check these issues to make sure that your system is functioning appropriately. Dealing with frail parts before seasonal use can save you the frustration and expense of a mid-summer or mid-winter malfunction.

Some issues can cause serious problems for your compressor. Both low refrigerant levels and dirty coils can lead to the freezing of your coils. If this issue isn’t dealt with in a timely way, permanent damage can occur. Additionally, each of these issues can lead to higher bills and poor cooling during the summer months. Maintenance can save a lot of money while ensuring a comfortable home environment during the Florida summer.

Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

Dirty coils and ducts can cause serious air quality problems in your home. Mold is a huge issue in Florida because of our high levels of humidity. Preventative maintenance of your HVAC system allows mold issues to be identified in your coils, condensate pan and ducts. Additional cleaning services may be needed. We can also recommend an air quality evaluation if you want to know the extent to which mold and other pollutants affect your indoor environment. There are several equipment options for controlling mold and addressing indoor quality conditions. These include:

  • UV lamps to kill bacteria and mold developing on your coils
  • Dehumidifiers to provide moisture control in your home
  • Air purification systems for intensive filtration of mold spores, volatile compounds and germs

Energy Usage Concerns

Your tune-up provides the perfect time to ask a heating and cooling professional about your high energy bills. While maintenance service can improve your home’s performance, there are additional issues that can play a role in high bills and poor comfort levels. Our technicians may bring some issues to your attention based on their observations. For example, heating and cooling efficiently in a multi-level home can be difficult. System zoning can help. An inappropriate system for your home’s load can create problems. We can provide an overview of such issues and help with relevant solutions. Call Custom Air to arrange your tune-up today.

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