Top Reasons to Regularly Maintain Your HVAC System

March 31, 2015

We depend on HVAC systems to make our homes and workplaces comfortable and livable all year-long. Given the importance of these systems in our lives and the financial investment they represent, it just makes sense to take good care of these systems with regular preventive maintenance. Here are just some important reasons you should regularly maintain your HVAC system:

Repairs or Replacement Costs More Than Regular Maintenance 

The cost of regular HVAC system maintenance is one of the most common reasons why homeowners slack off on this essential task. However, what many people don't realize is that, over the long term, neglecting maintenance is typically much more costly than regular service calls. This is because regular preventive maintenance can keep system components in better overall condition, reducing the frequency of equipment malfunctions and failures. Additionally, maintaining your HVAC system will ensure that your system has a long lifespan, keeping you from investing in an entirely new system years earlier than is necessary. Another benefit of regular HVAC system maintenance is lower energy costs. A well-maintained system runs more efficiently than a neglected one, and with regular maintenance tasks, such as filter and belt changes, lubrication, calibration and cleaning, keeping your system performing at its best will also decrease your utility bills month after month.

Greater Comfort, Safety, Reliability

Taking the time to maintain your HVAC system properly can benefit more than just your budget. A well-maintained system can lead to more efficient heating and cooling and greater system reliability to enhance home comfort. Last, but certainly not least, proper maintenance will ensure that your system is running safely, reducing risk of dangerous malfunctions that may create fire hazards or toxic fumes.

For more information on how to maintain your HVAC system properly, please contact Lozier Heating & Cooling. We've been providing reliable, expert HVAC system services and installations throughout the Greater Des Moines area since 1906. Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater Des Moines, Iowa area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). Credit/Copyright Attribution: "Orla/Shutterstock"