In general, home heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have a long lifespan: they can last for as long as a decade and a half. However, some factors influence this, and the one you use at home can last this long or even more, given that you use and maintain it properly.
Incorrect usage, coupled with lack of maintenance, can result in the opposite: you can expect numerous issues to arise, and these may even lead to the early death of your home heater and/or cooler. It’s for this reason that Home Comfort Experts recommends the routine tune-up of your HVAC system.
The best time to have HVAC pros come in for service
Overall, experts advise that the best time to have your space heater and cooler tuned up is before major seasonal changes, such as before summer (for the air conditioner) and before winter (for the furnace). Doing so can help you ensure that you and your loved ones stay comfortable throughout the year, whether it’s during the hot summer days or the chilly winter nights.
Maintained efficiency to prevent major spikes in utility bills
You may be wondering if there are other reasons routine HVAC maintenance is very important. Yes, there are, plenty in fact.
One is to ensure the continued efficiency of your heating and air conditioning equipment. This doesn’t just impact indoor comfort; it also affects your wallet. When a furnace, boiler, or an AC doesn’t work properly, it fails to warm up or cool down the space efficiently, resulting in decreased comfort. At the same time, it consumes more energy than necessary, resulting in increased electricity usage, which then leads to higher utility bills.
All in all, maintenance and tune-ups of your HVAC system ensure that it remains fully-functional and energy-efficient. So as early as now, plan the service schedule of your heating and air conditioning before the year ends.