Maintaining your heating and cooling system can give you amazing benefits. Possibly one of the most obvious attributes of a well-maintained HVAC system is its ability to achieve indoor comfort effortlessly, regardless of the weather outside. You can learn to discover the many ways you can enjoy greater comfort at home when your heating and cooling systems are maintained throughout the year.
One of the most important scheduled maintenance for your heating and cooling system involves changing your furnace filter and cleaning out your furnace and air conditioner. These tasks are important for two reasons: a cleaner HVAC system will run more efficiently and it will circulate cleaner air throughout your home. When your HVAC system is dirty, the dirt and dust that accumulates in the system can be spread as its distributed throughout your home. This means your family is breathing in contaminated air because your HVAC system is not well-maintained. Ensuring your furnace and air conditioner are clean at all times will reduce airborne contaminants for greater comfort and health.
In addition to adding heated or cooled air to your home, your HVAC system can also add noise. While you’ll always have a little noise associated with furnace and air conditioner operation, a poorly-maintained system will produce more noise as it works. Noise can be due to loose parts, failing belts, and many other factors that are addressed during scheduled tune-ups. Failing parts could even cause very disruptive noises, such as clangs, bangs, screeches, and grinding noises. By maintaining your HVAC system on a regular basis, you’ll avoid these situations to ensure that your furnace and air conditioner run properly to create a more relaxing home environment throughout the year.
Better Humidity Control
One of the most common complaints in the winter season is dry air inside the home. Many furnaces tend to dry out the air during the heating process, causing irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, etc. If your furnace uses a humidifier to preserve a comfortable level of humidity throughout the winter, your system calls for regular cleaning and maintenance as well. If your humidifier becomes clogged, dirty, or damaged, it won’t operate properly and you’ll be left with dry air inside your home. Talk with our HVAC service professionals during your furnace tune-up about checking and cleaning your humidifier as well. In a lot of cases, your humidifier’s water source may need to be turned on, as it can be turned off during the summer when added humidity is not required. Making sure your humidifier is maintained along with your heating system will improve your indoor comfort levels during the heating season.
You and your family deserve a comfortable, safe, and healthy home. Learn how your HVAC system affects indoor comfort by looking through a number of other articles we have on our blog. If you need HVAC service or professional advice with regard to heating and cooling in your home, give us a call at 519-642-7000 or schedule an appointment online.