Maintaining your heating and cooling system offers numerous benefits. Perhaps one of the most noticeable traits of a well-maintained HVAC system is its capacity to achieve indoor comfort easily, regardless of the weather outside. Find out how to discover the many ways you will enjoy greater comfort at home when your heating and cooling systems are maintained throughout the year.
One major component of regular maintenance for your heating and cooling system involves replacing your furnace filter and cleaning out your furnace and air conditioner. These tasks are important for two reasons: a cleaner HVAC system will operate more efficiently and it will send cleaner air throughout your home. When your HVAC system is nasty, the dirt and dust that accumulates in the system can be circulated with heated and cooled air as it is distributed to your vents. This means your family is continuously breathing in lower quality air because your HVAC system is not well-maintained. Making sure your furnace and air conditioner are clean at all times will lessen airborne contaminants for better comfort and health.
In addition to adding heated or cooled air to your home, your HVAC system can also add something else—noise. While you can expect a little noise associated with furnace and air conditioner operation, a poorly-maintained system will produce more noise as it functions. 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 loud, disruptive noises, such as clangs, bangs, screeches, and grinding noises. All of these noises will affect the peace and quiet in your home. By maintaining your HVAC system on a regular basis, you’ll elude these noisy situations to ensure that your furnace and air conditioner run quietly to create a more relaxing home environment throughout the year.
Better Humidity Control
One of the most common wintertime complaints is dry air inside the home. Many furnaces have a tendancy to dry out the air during the heating process, bringing on irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and mouth. If your furnace work with a humidifier to sustain a comfortable level of humidity throughout the winter, your system needs regular cleaning and maintenance as well. If your humidifier becomes clogged, dirty, or damaged, it won’t run properly and you’ll be left with dry air inside your home. Chat with your HVAC service expert during your furnace tune-up about checking and cleaning your humidifier as well. In many cases, your humidifier’s water source may need to be turned on, as it may be turned off during the summer when added humidity is unneeded. Making sure your humidifier is maintained right along with your heating system will improve your indoor comfort levels during the heating season.
You and your family deserve a safe, healthy, and comfortable home. Learn how your HVAC system affects indoor comfort by browsing 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 205-267-0023 or schedule an appointment online.