Failing to keep your home's HVAC systems under control can result in a host of added expenses to you, from higher energy bills to costly repairs in the future. Unmanaged heating or AC units can even have health consequences, as dust and other pollutants in the air affect your respiratory system.
A solution as simple as semi-annual inspection and tune-up from a trusted HVAC company like Cardinal Heating & Air Conditioning can vastly improve your the quality of the air in your home, and the quality of your life!
Keep Your Bills From Rising
If you are looking to lower your monthly energy bill, you might want to take a look at the last time you had your heating or AC unit serviced. Was it more than 6 months ago? If so, it may be that your HVAC system is no longer working at its peak efficiency, and is using more energy to perform the same task of cooling or heating your home.
If you haven’t had your systems serviced in over a year, it may be that- not only is your utility bill rising- but your system is failing to adequately cool or heat your home at all. Having a professional clean your systems' coils and replace your filters can significantly reduce the cost of your energy bill- up to 30%! Keeping up with regular maintenance will keep your bill from rising again in the future.
Reduce the Presence of Dust in Your Home
If you have noticed more and more dust in your house over the last 2 or 3 months, it may be that it is time to replace your HVAC systems’ filters. These filters should be changed (at least) every 3 months, though they may need to be changed more frequently during certain times of the year, like allergy season.
Because dust and other pollutants can aggravate health issues like allergies, asthma, and a slew of other respiratory and cardiovascular problems, it is essential that your HVAC systems be able to keep it out of the air you breathe in. If your filter is clogged with dust, dirt, and other debris, it may not be able to.
Another way to reduce dust in your home is to have your duct system cleaned about every 2 to 3 years, to remove any dust that may be settled there. Cleaning your vents with a damp rag every couple of months or so will also keep dust from blowing in.
Join a Preventative Service Program to Keep Your HVAC Systems Maintained
Many HVAC companies offer maintenance service plans to help you keep your heating and cooling systems running at their best for longer. Finding a plan that suits you is only a matter of comparing price and services covered under the plan.
While plans vary a bit from company to company, most maintenance memberships come with:
- Annual inspection and cleaning of AC unit
- Annual inspection and cleaning of heater
- Priority service scheduling
- Discounted rates on repair services and parts
- Any specialty filters your unit may require
- Peace of mind in knowing that your HVAC systems are in the hands of a reliable contractor