Preventative Maintenance For Your HVAC
This time of year always holds a special place in our hearts here at Legacy Heating and Air Conditioning Services. With October in full swing, the holiday season has officially begun, bringing with it all of the fun that surrounds this special time of year. Unfortunately, if your HVAC isn’t ready to keep up with the demands that the falling temperatures are about to place on it, you could have a chilly holiday season just over the horizon. In today’s post, we wanted to go over some of the reasons that make preventative HVAC maintenance so important and why you, as a New Braunfels resident, should choose us for all of your HVAC maintenance and repair needs. Continue reading below to learn more.
Winter Preparations are Essential
Although the New Braunfels area does not get as frigid as our northern neighbors, there is still enough of a chill in the air to make a properly working furnace necessary. Few things in life are better than coming in out of the cold, shedding your layered clothing, and feeling the glorious warmth that your home’s HVAC system provides. In order to make sure that your HVAC is able to deliver this result on a consistent basis, it is important to make sure that it is in as good a shape as it possibly can be. For this to happen, maintenance checks must be completed on your home’s system. Below, we have listed a few of the ways that a maintenance check can help to make sure that your system is ready for the winter months.
- Replacing Parts: Like any machine, your home’s HVAC system experiences wear. From the first time that the system is turned on, wear on moving parts begins to take hold and, if not routinely checked, can lead to the failure of these parts. Over time, belts can crack, bearings can wear down, and electrical components can short out. When you schedule a maintenance appointment, with us at Legacy Heating and Air Conditioning Services, we will make sure that all parts contained within your unit are in good repair and will address any issues that we find. Making sure that your HVAC is ready before winter hits can save a lot of time and money in the event that you need a mid-season repair.
- Increased Efficiency: When you have your HVAC looked at by a professional, you aren’t just making sure that the parts are good to go, you’re also making sure that your system is as energy efficient as possible. If the parts of your system are worn out or dirty, your system has to work harder in order to achieve the desired level of heating throughout the household. This results in higher energy bills, something that we are sure that majority of our readers would like to avoid.
- Increased Safety: If your HVAC system makes use of a furnace in the winter to provide heat for your home, regular maintenance routines can help to improve the overall safety of the system. Furnaces, by design, burn fossil fuels in order to produce heat. The burning of fossil fuels leads to the emission of carbon monoxide and methane, two gasses that have no place in the home. Luckily, if your HVAC is properly maintained, it is designed to exhaust these gasses outside of the home reducing the chances that the gasses will enter your home. However, if your HVAC is not in good repair, it can lead to a breakdown of this process exposing you and your loved ones to a potentially harmful situation.
- Longevity: We think it is safe to say that no one likes the idea of having to replace their HVAC system. Not only is it expensive, it is a time consuming process that leaves your home vulnerable to the outside weather conditions. Making sure that your HVAC unit receives proper maintenance helps to increase the life of the entire system, reducing the chances that it will have to be replaced prematurely.
If you would like to schedule a maintenance appointment, please contact us today at Legacy Heating and Air Conditioning Services. We have been helping New Braunfels area residents with their HVAC repair needs for years and we are certain that we can handle any issues that your system may be experiencing.