Why Fall Is an Important Season for HVAC Maintenance
Fall is an important season for your HVAC system, because your air conditioner has worked hard all summer and now your furnace is about to work harder to keep your home warm during the Alberta winter. To avoid any surprise breakdowns when you need your heater most, homeowners should have their HVAC unit inspected and repaired while the weather is milder in the fall.
Take Care of Your HVAC this Fall
Your systems worked hard all summer, and you’ll need it this winter! No appliance works harder during the summer months than your air conditioning unit. Day and night, your A/C keeps pumping out that cool, humidity-controlled air to keep you and your family comfortable. But after a few steady months of hard labour, your A/C unit may be a bit worn down, or even headed for a breakdown as parts get damaged and lubrication wears thin. Scheduling a fall inspection and maintenance service for your air conditioner means taking care of it like it has taken care of your home.
Reduce the chance of a breakdown happening and let your family enjoy an incident-free winter. After all, it’s so inconvenient and uncomfortable when equipment breaks down on a frigid winter night, right when you need your HVAC system most. The odds of this happening when you schedule inspections every year are greatly diminished. Our experts at Fresh Air Furnace Services will get your air conditioner cleaned up and lubricated. Worn or broken parts are replaced. If refrigerant is low, more is added. We can even give you a few tips on how you could be saving on your energy bills.
Do it Now, So You Don’t Have to Worry About It Later
While getting your yearly inspection and maintenance out of the way is sure to be good for your HVAC, it won’t be the only one benefiting from it! By taking care of minor issues now, you won’t face major repair costs later. For most families, cooling and heating represent the bulk of annual energy expenses. The more efficiently your HVAC unit runs, the less energy it will draw to do its job properly, and the more cash you will save! Systems tend to break when they are working the hardest. An example would be while you are hosting a house full of people for the holidays; when doors are opening and closing on a cold day, your furnace has to work harder to maintain the indoor temperature. This increase in run time enhances the probability for system failure.
Another common cause of system failure is dirt and dust accumulation. Do you hear a strange sound or notice an odd odour coming from your furnace? Calling for a tune-up right away could help catch problems before they become too serious. When our experts catch the issue early, you can avoid the expensive emergency repairs. By preventing future repairs and reducing the energy bill, annual maintenance pays for itself!
Keep Your HVAC Functioning Well, Keep Your Home Safe
A failing HVAC system costs a lot more than money—it also can endanger your family. If the furnace develops a crack in the heat exchanger, carbon monoxide gas can escape and poison the air you breathe. Also, electric HVAC systems can develop a short circuit, which is a serious fire hazard if ignored. Your family’s safety is yet another reason to schedule annual HVAC system maintenance.
Aside from avoiding dangerous malfunctions, inspecting and repairing your HVAC will ensure that you and your family are breathing clean air. Indoor air quality can be affected by dirty coils and blower parts within the air conditioning unit. This raises many health-related concerns, such as pollen, fungi, and bacteria build-up that you could be breathing in everyday. This sort of build-up can trigger asthma attacks; eye, nose, and throat irritation; and flu-like illnesses. Regular cleaning of these components significantly reduces contamination of your airstream and makes for a healthier household and happier living environment.
Keeping your family safe and comfortable is important, and a fall maintenance call can help do just that. It ensures that your system does not pose any health threats, such as leaking CO2 or a breakdown that will leave your family shivering in the cold waiting for the service technician to arrive. Regular maintenance also prevents costly repairs and helps keep your energy bills down. An efficient system uses less energy to operate and provides more consistent heating, too. At Fresh Air Furnace Services, we provide the best HVAC service for you and your family. To schedule your fall maintenance, or for further information about how we can serve you, contact us today: 403-452-9528!