3 Reasons for Spring HVAC Maintenance . . .
Spring cleaning can seem like an overwhelming chain of tasks, especially when you would rather be outside enjoying the beautiful weather. An early start is important, and one of the first areas to consider is one that is commonly neglected by homeowners. The following 3 reasons for Spring HVAC maintenance will show why it should be a priority in your home.
- Hidden allergens – what you don’t see can most definitely hurt you. If you are sensitive to mold, dust or other airborne materials, then you may be surprised to discover that they may be hiding in your HVAC equipment. Your air filter plays a major role in trapping these materials, but tiny particles still make their way passed. As they settle on the coils in your air handling unit, they combine with moisture in the area. A layer of grime can develop, and it will take more than a feather duster to get rid of it. This is a prime breeding ground for mold and bacteria, and left untouched, this dirt can contaminate your air supply summer after summer.
- Hidden costs – some homeowners view HVAC maintenance as a needless expense. Those who can afford to spend 50 percent or more on cooling costs may not care. However, budget-minded homeowners should note that various elements of a Spring maintenance will contribute to better system performance, resulting in more controlled energy costs.
- Preparedness – summer weather may be a distant consideration as you begin your Spring cleaning. However, it won’t be long before you’re relying on your HVAC system to provide around-the-clock cooling. Preventative care allows issues to be diagnosed before they become serious. While you won’t avoid all potential breakdowns, you can reduce your potential for malfunction by more than 90 percent. Additionally, our technicians at LHT Cooling and Heating can help you plan ahead for eventual system replacement.
We can think of more than these 3 reasons for Spring HVAC maintenance, but these are the top ones and should have you motivated enough to call us at LHT for your Preventative Maintenance. Better yet, sign up for our Safety and Efficiency Agreement and in addition to a Spring cleaning – we will come back and do another one in the Fall.