Why Your Heating and Air Conditioning System Needs Annual Maintenance

Scheduling an annual maintenance check for your heating and cooling system is like going to the dentist or changing your vehicle’s oil. It’s something that’s very easy to put off, but you could find yourself in serious trouble if you procrastinate for too long. Annual maintenance checks can uncover issues with your system that you might not notice until it’s too late.

More than anything, an annual maintenance check is about preventative maintenance and improving your system’s efficiency, which can lower your energy bill, lengthen the lifespan of your unit and help you avoid a heating and air conditioning catastrophe. Paying a little more each year for a maintenance check and tune-up potentially saves you thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime by helping you avoid costly repairs and replacements.

Here’s why you want to schedule an annual maintenance check, even if it seems like your system is running fine.

Increase Efficiency

While your unit may seem to be running flawlessly, it’s possible that dirt, dust and other debris are causing damage that you can’t see. Over time, everything from dead leaves to dryer lint could find its way into your outside unit, which causes a number of problems, including a dirty condenser coil and clogged cooling fins. This diminishes your system’s ability to transfer heat effectively, leads to a less efficient heating and cooling system and drives up your monthly energy costs, especially during the summer and winter seasons.

Avoid a Catastrophe

Your heating and cooling system has dozens of components, many of which rely upon each other to operate. One damaged or failed component could significantly impact your entire system. By scheduling an annual maintenance check, you’re lowering the risk that one failing component leads to another failing component, and so on. For example, dirty condenser coils can lead to a compressor failure. A damaged or failing compressor could then lead to further issues with your wiring or other parts of your system.

Lengthen your Unit’s Lifespan

When you have your heating and cooling system serviced annually, you eliminate the problems that shorten its lifespan. A dirty heat pump that hasn’t been serviced in a long time works harder to heat and cool your house, and thus accumulates more wear and tear over time. This could end up shortening the lifespan of your unit by several years, or at the very least, lead to frequent costly repairs.

Barineau Heating and Air wants to keep you and your family comfortable in your home. We also want to help you avoid issues with you system that could have been prevented with regular maintenance. Click on the “Service Agreement” tab of our website, or call us today at (850) 580-4029 in Florida, or (229)495-6599 in Georgia, to schedule your maintenance check through our Home Comfort Service Program.

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