Homeowners in Sharpsburg, MD, are busy getting ready for the summer. With all that’s going on, it’s easy to let some seemingly insignificant tasks slip off your list. Here are four reasons you can’t skip spring HVAC maintenance this year:
Higher Utility Bills
One of the major priorities of spring maintenance is to keep your system running at peak efficiency. During a maintenance visit, a service technician will clean the evaporator coil, condensing coil and circulating fan. This helps keep air moving freely through the system, allowing it to properly cool the air.
It seldom fails that when air conditioners break down, it’s during the hottest and most humid days of summer. The hotter and more humid it is, the more strain the weather puts on your system. When you neglect maintenance, it causes even more strain on the system from reduced airflow and components working inefficiently.
During maintenance, a service technician will not only ensure that air can flow freely but also test the system’s components. If any component tests as suboptimal, you can replace it before it creates the need for an untimely AC repair.
Your system not only cools the air to make you comfortable, but it also dehumidifies it. When you neglect maintenance, your system develops a film from airborne contaminants on the evaporator coil.
This not only restricts airflow but also creates a type of insulation on the coil. The resulting effect is less cooling and reduced dehumidification, so your home stays muggy and uncomfortable.
Any mechanical appliance requires routine maintenance to continue running as designed. HVAC manufacturers are so aware of this fact that they often stipulate routine maintenance as a term of their warranty. Skipping your spring maintenance may leave you paying the repair bill for otherwise covered malfunctions.
Protect yourself from these seasonal hazards that result from maintenance neglect. Call us at Hagerstown Heating & Cooling to schedule your HVAC maintenance today.
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