In any In any home, HVAC is an important thing. From the air conditioning system to the sytem of heating like the furnace system, there is absolutely no denying it. In fact, it can even be dangerous to go without HVAC heating and cooling systems. In parts of the country where summers are long and hot, doing so can result in heat stroke or even just heat exhaustion. And in those parts of the country where the winters are all too often brutally cold, heating systems are no doubt incredibly important for sustaining life in a comfortable and safe manner.
The air conditioning system, for instance, has become more popular than ever before all throughout the United States. In fact, it is such a popular thing that more than half of all households – an estimated two thirds of them, to be more exact – now have at least one air conditioning unit, if not a system that provides central air conditioning to their homes. But your air conditioning system, no matter what, must be regularly provided with HVAC servicing and maintenance.
There are a number of components that go into the car and keeping of your air conditioning system. Most frequently, the filters in your system will need to be changed. It is recommended by HVAC professionals that this be done at least once every three months. If you neglect to do so, you risk the build up of dust and dirt and other such particles that will not only begin to reduce the efficiency of your air conditioning system but will also begin to introduce such particles into your air, circulating them over and over on a daily basis. In some cases, this can even lead to the development or worsening of asthma and allergies.
The ducts in your air conditioning system are just as important. All too often, however, there is a problem with duct leakage. And while you might not think that this is too big of a deal, said duct leakage can have a profound impact on the efficiency of your machine, thus forcing it to work harder and driving up the prices of your total energy bills. Hiring someone who is skilled in air conditioner repair can help to reduce this problem if not eliminate it completely, and is highly advisable, as your typical duct leakage can end up wasting as much as forty percent of the total energy that is expended by your air conditioning system – and typically, even in the best of cases of duct leakage, wastes no less than twenty percent of said energy.
Aside from your air conditioner, HVAC professionals will be quick to inform you that your heating system will also be in need of regular servicing and maintenance. While the typical furnace should be able to last for up to twenty years if given the proper care, this is far from likely to be the case if it is not. In fact, it is far too likely that your furnace won’t even last for fifteen years to eighteen years if you don’t provide servicing for it on a regular basis.
And if you don’t regularly provide this servicing, more dire consequences are also possible. In fact, it is far too likely that your furnace will simply just stop working altogether. While during summer, spring, or even fall months this might not be that much of an emergency, during winter it can quickly turn your home into a dangerous place to be until said furnace is fully repaired. And as up to three quarters (a solid seventy five percent) of all no heat calls are directly tied to a lack of servicing and maintenance provided to the furnace in the home, it is a problem that is, in most cases, entirely preventable.
As HVAC experts will of course be quick to tell you, regular servicing is recommended long after HVAC installation has been completed. After all, your HVAC system is a critical one, a system that keeps your house not only comfortable but, in many cases, a safe place to live. HVAC matters, and this cannot be denied in any way.