3 Reasons HVAC Maintenance is So Important

June 20, 2016

preventative maintenance

Ideally, you should have your HVAC system inspected by a professional technician before summer starts, to avoid an inconvenient breakdown. The hot, humid Mobile, Alabama, weather will make you feel miserable without air conditioning. A hot house is also dangerous for everyone, but particularly for children, seniors, and chronically ill people. Too much heat causes heat exhaustion, a high body temperature, and even death. Regular maintenance makes your system more efficient, helps prevent more expensive problems, and improves your indoor air quality.

Higher Efficiency

Maintaining your air conditioner will help you take care of any problems that could affect cooling efficiency and raise your utility bills. Low efficiency also forces your system to work harder, eventually shortening its life. Have your ductwork checked for leaks, and check your air filter at least once per month for the best airflow. You should also keep leaves, grass clippings, and other debris away from your outdoor HVAC unit.

Fewer Problems

Moving parts break eventually, and belts can crack. Other parts could need extra lubrication to keep them working. Low refrigerant levels or dirty coils could cause ice or frost on your air conditioner, which keeps it from cooling properly and could lead to major damage. An experienced professional can find and repair these problems before they get so severe that you need to replace your HVAC unit.

Better Indoor Air Quality

High humidity in summer encourages mold growth in your coils, ductwork, and condensate pan. Mold often has a musty smell, and it aggravates allergies and asthma. It can even cause flu-like symptoms. Dust, dirt, pollen, and other contaminants can also build up in your system and spread through your home. An HVAC technician will tell you if you need your ductwork or any other parts of your system cleaned as part of routine maintenance.

Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. is family owned and operated, with over 50 years of experience. Our preventive maintenance plan includes two HVAC inspections per year and discounts on air conditioning or heating repairs. Call us anytime at 251-476-3610 for expert service.