Why is an HVAC Tune-Up Vital for Optimal Performance?
As your heating and cooling system can consume almost 50 percent of your homes energy usage, having your HVAC system receive a regular tune-up is vital for optimal performance.
A regular-scheduled maintenance routine provides you with a system in top-operating condition and a gives your HVAC technician the opportunity to catch a small issue before it becomes a bigger problem.
What a HVAC Tune-Up Involves
A regular tune-up gives a certified HVAC technician the chance to evaluate your system with a comprehensive multi-point inspection. The inspection begins with a physical assessment of the indoor and outdoor parts of the unit and is followed up with several tests and treatment which include:
• The system is pressure tested for leaks.
• Refrigerant levels are adjusted, if necessary.
• All fittings are checked and tightened.
• Bearings and other moving parts are lubricated.
• Condensate pans, coils and ducts are cleaned and inspected.
• Thermostat is checked.
After the inspection and testing is completed the technician will address any problems and make recommendations for repairs, if needed.
Benefits of an Air Conditioning Tune-Up
The major reasons a HVAC tune-up is vital for optimal performance is it will help the unit run more efficiently, increasing the comfort inside your home while decreasing operating costs.
Most people tend not to think about their HVAC system until it malfunctions. As such preventative maintenance tends not to be very high on a homeowner’s to-do list. However, regularly-scheduled care will increase the unit’s ability to keep the temperature inside your home just where you like it.
Keeping your HVAC system in top operating condition can significantly reduce your utility-bill costs. According to Energy Star the average 3,000 square foot single-family residence can use over 45 percent of the home’s total energy cost on just its heating and cooling system.
Extend the Life of Your HVAC System
Most HVAC technicians would compare regular HVAC maintenance as equally important as regularly changing the oil in your car.
The U.S. Department of Energy reports that proper maintenance can significantly extend the life of your heating and cooling system.
A well-maintained HVAC system can have a life span that is typically longer than that of the average heating and cooling system, which is generally less than 15 years, whereas a poorly maintained unit will often fail much sooner.
As the average HVAC system replacement can cost several thousand dollars, the longer you are able to keep your current system running the more money you’ll keep in your pocket.
Keep your Ft. Lauderdale HVAC system in top shape with a little help from AAA Modern Air. Call us at (954) 921-4486 today!