When Do I Need HVAC Maintenance?

February 24, 2017

It’s easy to take care of the things you see everyday. That rattling dryer receives quick attention. Your cracked smartphone tempts you to buy a new one, or at least spend the money to replace the screen. The HVAC system in your Mobile, Alabama, home, however, is out of sight and easy to forget about. But that doesn’t make it any less important. If you pay attention to your HVAC system’s maintenance, you’ll reap the rewards in comfort, health, and cost-savings down the road.

How Often Should I Conduct Maintenance?

Your HVAC system doesn’t necessarily require a once-over every day (although you should watch and listen for anything out of the ordinary). What your system does need is a thorough checkup at least twice a year. Ideally, you should schedule these checkups during the spring and fall, in preparation for summer and then again for winter when your system will be working hardest. However, you should seek professional help immediately if your system is suddenly making strange noises or releasing foul odors. You can perform simpler (yet still important) maintenance tasks, such as changing the system’s air filter, about once a month.

The Benefits of HVAC Maintenance

You might be surprised by the difference in your home’s comfort following thorough HVAC maintenance. Maintenance from one of our experienced technicians improves your system’s efficiency and makes sure you’re getting your money’s worth in comfort. A well-cared-for system also maintains a healthy level of indoor air quality, which reduces you and your family’s chances of getting sick. In the end, your peace of mind and the money you’ll save every month in utility costs will more than counter the cost of HVAC maintenance.

Don’t put off HVAC maintenance for the sake of saving a few bucks. If you do, you’ll end up losing more money than you would have saved. Instead, trust your system to a reliable HVAC contractor. To discover the benefits of HVAC maintenance firsthand, call Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. at 251-476-3610.