May 20, 2023
HVAC services

Many HVAC companies offer annual HVAC maintenance plans, and you may be wondering whether signing up for such a plan is worth it. The truth is that it really depends on how much the plan costs and what it includes. Whether you decide to sign up for a maintenance plan or not, it is still important that you have your HVAC system professionally inspected and maintained every year. Ideally, you should have your air conditioning system maintained every spring and schedule a heating maintenance service every fall. To understand why it’s so important, here is a quick overview of the benefits annual HVAC maintenance can provide.

Improved Home Comfort and Lower Energy Costs

Signing up for a maintenance plan can give you the added peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re heating and AC is functioning effectively. Most HVAC maintenance plans entitle you to a complete inspection and servicing of both your heating and cooling systems. By signing up for a plan, you can help to ensure your home stays comfortable throughout the year and also keep your heating and cooling costs from rising too high.

Without adequate maintenance, the effectiveness and energy efficiency of your HVAC system will continually decrease over time. This means that your furnace and AC will start running for longer and heating or cooling more slowly, which in turn will lead to increased energy usage and higher gas and electricity bills. By having your HVAC system professionally maintained, you can ensure the system is working at its peak energy efficiency and is able to keep your home cool all summer and warm on even the coldest winter days.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality is an issue that plagues many homes, and having your HVAC system maintained is an easy way to help to improve your home’s air quality. Whenever your heating or air conditioning runs, it works to circulate any airborne allergens and pollutants throughout the whole building. This problem is always worse if you don’t have your HVAC system maintained regularly as lots of dust and other allergens will then build up inside the system.

Having your heating system maintained every year is also important for preventing potential carbon monoxide issues. When maintaining the system, the technician will ensure that the harmful combustion fumes produced by your furnace are being vented outside properly. They will also fully inspect the furnace’s heat exchanger to ensure it isn’t cracked as a cracked heat exchanger can allow carbon monoxide to leak out into your ductwork. They will also fully clean the furnace burners, which is important as dirty or clogged burners can cause a furnace to produce much more carbon monoxide.

Decreased Risk of Breakdowns and Expensive Repairs

Signing up for a maintenance plan can also potentially save you money by reducing the risk of your heating or cooling system suddenly breaking down and needing expensive repairs. One of the most important parts of a maintenance service is fully inspecting the entire system and all of its components. Many HVAC problems will continually worsen over time. By having your system inspected, you can often catch minor issues and have them repaired before they lead to a much more serious problem.

Longer Lifespan for Your AC and Furnace

Maintenance is also essential for protecting and potentially extending the lifespan of your furnace and air conditioner as well as other components like the HVAC blower and evaporator coil. If an HVAC system is never maintained, it will always start having to run for longer times. The longer the system runs, the greater the wear and tear on all of its components will be. Maintenance can also prevent serious issues like overheating that could ruin your furnace or AC altogether and force you to replace the unit far sooner.

At Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing, we are your most trusted source for HVAC maintenance in American Fork. Our certified technicians work on all types, brands and models of furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, ductless mini-splits and boilers. We can also assist if you need any HVAC repairs or installation services, and our team can take care of your indoor air quality and plumbing needs as well. If you’re in need of professional, reliable HVAC maintenance services, give Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing a call today.

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