In St. Augustine, FL, summers are extremely hot and humid, making air conditioning a necessity. Even if you didn’t think about it earlier in the spring, it’s not too late to schedule HVAC maintenance before summer arrives. Below are five benefits that regular maintenance provides.
Better Indoor Air Quality
HVAC air filters trap dust, pollen and other particulates that contaminate your indoor air quality. Not only do clogged air filters affect air quality, but particulates also coat the system’s components. This increases wear and tear and causes your system to waste energy.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Your HVAC system requires proper lubrication and refrigerant to function properly. When your system receives the maintenance it needs to take care of worn or damaged parts or provide adequate lubrication and refrigerant, it uses less energy to keep you comfortable.
You rely on your HVAC system to keep you cool during the hot, humid summer months. The last thing you want is for your system to quit on you during the hottest days of the year and discover that it could be days before a service technician can look at it. Preventive HVAC maintenance keeps your system running when you need it most.
Prolonged HVAC Service Life
The average lifespan of an HVAC system is 10 to 15 years, or even up to 20 years if it’s well cared for. However, a neglected system under stress leads to a shorter lifespan of about five to eight years. Therefore, it makes sense to keep your HVAC system functioning as long as possible.
A Valid Warranty
Your warranty protects your HVAC system in the event of a malfunction or a breakdown due to a manufacturing issue. However, to keep your warranty valid, you need proof that you’ve had a professional service technician provide maintenance on your system each year.
Now’s the time to schedule HVAC maintenance before summer gets into full swing. Contact Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating and ask if you need to schedule a duct cleaning as part of your HVAC maintenance appointment.
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