Do I Need Preventative Maintenance for My HVAC System?
Are you ready to protect the biggest investment inside your home?
Most homeowners spend thousands of dollars on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. At the same time, energy costs are skyrocketing here in Colorado and all around the country.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) lists dirt and neglect as the two top reasons that cause heating and cooling systems to operate less efficiently. A poorly maintained system drives up your energy bills and compromises your comfort.
A preventative maintenance plan addresses those issues. It gives you peace of mind knowing you have a professional company to care for your heating, cooling, and indoor air quality (IAQ).
Carrier Colorado has a network of factory-authorized dealers for all your home comfort solutions. Our dealers offer quality services, convenient financing, generous rebates, and customized maintenance plans.
What Is the Best Way to Protect My Heating and Cooling System?
Signing up for a preventative maintenance plan helps ensure your HVAC system is regularly maintained and supports optimal efficiency.
Here are five reasons why it pays to sign up for a preventative maintenance plan:
- Reduce your carbon footprint.
HVAC companies are working hard to design and sell environmentally friendly products that release fewer emissions. Maintaining your system means it will operate at its peak performance. Lower energy use means you pay less for utilities.
- Improve your indoor air quality.
Everyone values the importance of fresh air. Your HVAC system protects your air quality in two ways: the filter captures particles that would otherwise contaminate the air you breathe. And your air conditioner captures excess moisture in the air, balancing the humidity levels inside your home.
According to the Mayo Clinic, an ideal indoor humidity level is between 30 and 50 percent. Try to keep it within this range.
- Minimize the chances of a costly repair.
Any piece of machinery with moving parts can break. But preventative maintenance allows your Carrier specialist to become familiar with your system. They can spot issues early and address them before they turn into an expensive repair—or a problem that leads to a complete breakdown.
Additionally, a clean system runs smoother. That means less wear and tear on the parts.
- Extend the service life of your equipment.
A well-maintained furnace and air conditioning system can last at least 15 to 20 years, but completing annual maintenance and being diligent with repairs can extend their service life even longer.
Conversely, a poorly maintained system might switch on and off—more than likely, you are paying more for energy bills and dealing with more repairs than necessary.
- Keep your manufacturer’s warranty in compliance.
Most HVAC companies require you to maintain your system regularly to keep the warranty valid. Imagine needing a costly repair only to find out your warranty is null and void because you didn’t follow a maintenance plan.
In many ways, it’s similar to owning a vehicle. Would you drive for years without an oil change? Your HVAC equipment runs continuously during certain times of the year. You depend on it to keep you and your loved ones safe. Schedule a fall furnace tune-up between September and October. It deserves a little TLC.
Join a Maintenance Plan
Your local Carrier dealer has maintenance plans designed to fit your needs and budget. These plans offer discounts on repairs, priority service, and other perks. Best of all, they remove all the stress of having to schedule tune-ups and other service calls. Your dealer will send out a friendly reminder when service is needed.
DIY Maintenance Tips
Here are a few steps you can take this fall to save money and add to your comfort:
- Seal up those cracks around your doors and windows. A drafty house will cost you money.
- Change your furnace filter every 30 to 90 days. A clogged filter restricts your system’s airflow and struggles to capture dust and other pollutants.
- Test your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors to ensure they work well for the winter season.
Find a Carrier Dealer Near Your Home Today
Carrier Colorado connects you to a nearby licensed Carrier dealership in Denver, CO, and all the surrounding areas. Carrier is one of the most trusted names in the HVAC industry, having served homes and businesses in this country for over 100 years.