When your HVAC equipment is silently chugging away without a problem, it is tempting to leave routine maintenance to the wayside. Unfortunately, that approach can end up costing you dearly in the long run. Proper completion of maintenance tasks keeps your heating and air conditioning equipment running smoothly and efficiently with nary a problem in sight. If maintenance remains a low priority, however, you will likely encounter one, or all, of the four following problems.
Poor Air Quality
Your heating and air conditioning equipment push the treated air through precision built filters to improve the air quality in your home. The filters remove dust, pollen, animal dander and other bothersome contaminants. You must change the filters on a regular basis to keep contaminants out of your home and ensure proper airflow. Your repair tech can identify the ideal filter change schedule for each type of equipment in your particular HVAC system.
Decreased Equipment Function
Delayed or skipped maintenance can leave the internal HVAC components in bad shape. If the cooling or heating elements start to malfunction, the temperature in your home could remain out of your ideal range. Damaged or worn blower components decrease the airflow rate, which causes your equipment to run constantly to meet the temperature setting on the thermostat.
Premature Part Failure
Eventually, the worn or damaged parts will suddenly cease to function. When this happens, you will be left without any way to regulate indoor temperatures until you have the problem fixed. If theissue arises during particularly hot or cold weather, you may be unable to stay in your home until your repair tech can source and install new components.
Increased Energy Consumption
Without proper maintenance, HVAC equipment may run far longer than normal and consume excess energy each day. The extra energy consumption will quickly add up day-to-day and increase your monthly utility bill. Routine maintenance keeps the equipment functioning as intended to ensure your energy bills remain in line with expectations.
When it comes time to perform maintenance on your heating andair conditioning equipment, give the team at Cox Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 727-442-6158 to schedule an appointment. Your maintenance tech will perform a thorough inspection to determine the health of your HVAC equipment and suggest preventative procedures to perform at that time and in the future.