Maintaining your heating and cooling system provides you with plentiful benefits. Perhaps one of the most clear attributes of a well-maintained HVAC system is its capacity to achieve indoor comfort easily, regardless of the weather outside. Find out how to discover the many ways you can enjoy greater comfort at home when your heating and cooling systems are maintained throughout the year.
One major component of routine maintenance for your heating and cooling system involves replacing your furnace filter and cleaning out your furnace and air conditioner. These tasks are important for two reasons: a cleaner HVAC system will function more efficiently and it will send cleaner air throughout your home. When your HVAC system is dirty, the dirt and dust that accumulates in the system can be circulated with heated and cooled air as it is distributed to your vents. This means your family is constantly breathing in lower quality air because your HVAC system is not well-maintained. Making sure your furnace and air conditioner are clean at all times will lower airborne contaminants for improved comfort and health.
In addition to adding heated or cooled air to your home, your HVAC system can also add something else—noise. While there will always be a bit of noise associated with furnace and air conditioner operation, a poorly-maintained system will produce more noise as it functions. Noise can be due to loose parts, failing belts, and a variety of other factors that are addressed during scheduled tune-ups. Failing parts may even cause loud, disruptive noises, such as clangs, bangs, screeches, and grinding noises. All of these noises will disrupt the peace and quiet in your home. By maintaining your HVAC system regularly, you’ll elude these noisy situations to ensure that your furnace and air conditioner operate quietly to create a more relaxing home environment throughout the year.
Better Humidity Control
One of the most common wintertime complaints is dry air inside the home. Many furnaces tend to dry out the air during the heating process, leading to irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and mouth. If your furnace work with a humidifier to sustain a comfortable level of humidity throughout the winter, your system needs regular cleaning and maintenance as well. If your humidifier becomes clogged, dirty, or damaged, it won’t operate properly and you’ll be left with dry air inside your home. Speak with your HVAC service professional during your furnace tune-up about checking and cleaning your humidifier as well. In most cases, your humidifier’s water source may need to be turned on, as it can be turned off during the summer when added humidity is not needed. Ensuring your humidifier is maintained right along with your heating system will improve your indoor comfort levels during the heating season.
You and your family deserve a safe, healthy, and comfortable home. Learn how your HVAC system affects indoor comfort by reading through a number of other articles we have on our blog. If you need HVAC service or professional advice with regard to heating and cooling in your home, give us a call at 804-548-4480 or schedule an appointment online.