The cold of winter is slowly starting to drift away and warmer weather is here. It is time to be outside, enjoying the changes in the weather, but there is also work to do. Spring does equal cleaning for many. Some, however, neglect to clean their HVAC system. Keeping this all important element of your home in top working condition is important. Here are a few good reasons why.
Allergens – Molds, pet dander and the like can be serious for allergy sufferers. The HVAC system is a prime location for these things to lie and multiply. Grime can build up and will require something beyond a simple feather duster to clean them properly.
The duct system is also a culprit to allergens. Insects, dust mites and rodents are all known to take refuge in these places. Regular cleaning of the ducts is a wise idea.
Hidden Costs – HVAC maintenance may seem extraneous and an unnecessary expense. This is solid thinking provided you don’t mind spending extra on cooling costs. The extras, by the way, can be up to 50 percent more than if you had your ducts cleaned regularly.
The coils on the outside portion of your HVAC unit may be up to 30 percent of your cooling bill. Leaks, blockages and the like can account for another 20 percent. The refrigerant in the system may be another 20 percent in additional costs. Regular maintenance will keep this lost money in your wallet and not lost to negligence.
Be ready for the summer – When the summer is in full swing and the heat is on, your HVAC system will be working almost 24 hours a day. Regular cleaning and maintenance can keep the system from overtaxing itself and reduce the chance of a malfunction by almost 80 percent.
When it comes to your HVAC system, you should always be ahead of unexpected issues. Contact the professionals at Fulford Heating and Cooling for more information about HVAC system maintenance and repair.