How often do you change the oil in your car? Every 5,000 miles, right? Now how often do you have your HVAC equipment serviced? Can you even remember the last time your HVAC equipment was inspected? You wouldn’t wait several years to have your car serviced, so why wait that long to have a professional look at your HVAC system?
Fall HVAC Maintenance Is like a Tune-up for Your Home
Every year your HVAC equipment goes without maintenance, it loses an estimated 5% of its overall efficiency. Yikes! Just imagine how your energy bills are affected. Not only will regular maintenance help improve efficiency, but it will also help minimize costly breakdowns. In fact, it is estimated that regular, preventative maintenance can reduce unexpected breakdowns by 70-75%, while reducing overall equipment repair and maintenance costs by up to 20%. That’s what we like to call a win-win! So unless you want to be left out in the cold this winter (literally!), you should schedule your next HVAC inspection before winter. In fact, experts recommend that homeowners have their equipment serviced twice a year: fall and spring, before the heating and cooling seasons.
The old adage is true: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Maryland HVAC Maintenance
Fresh Air Concepts offers HVAC maintenance and installation services throughout Maryland. We also offer several maintenance contracts geared towards extending the life of your equipment through meticulous inspections and annual, preventive maintenance.
DIY HVAC Maintenance
In the meantime, do yourself a favor and replace your HVAC air filter. While most HVAC maintenance tasks should be handled only by a professional, some tasks –such as replacing the air filter – can be handled by most homeowners. And, believe it or not, the average home should have its HVAC air filters replaced every three months (more often if you have a pet, smoke, or have allergies). When was the last time you replaced yours?
Replacing dirty filters will not only help make your HVAC system more efficient (saving you money on your heating and cooling bills), but it will also improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home.