Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Consequences of Not Maintaining Your HVAC System

If you have ever replaced or installed an HVAC system in your home, chances are you were bombarded with tips and advice on how to maintain your new heater and air conditioner; chances being even higher that you probably ignored all of that information. It runs on its own, so why mess with something that seems to be working, right? However, there are many consequences that are guaranteed to arise if you neglect to keep your system well maintained.

Health Problems

In addition to some surprising problems that can affect your wallet, various health problems that are hard to detect can affect both you and your family. If you do not change your air filter regularly, it will become covered and clogged with dust and other particles. Overtime, these particles will be blown into your home where members of your household will undoubtedly breathe them in, often without even realizing it. This might seem harmless to the common individual, but eventually you will experience symptoms such as:
  • Fatigue 
  • Coughing & Sore Throat 
  • Congestion o Irritation in Eyes, Nose, and Throat 
  • Asthma Attacks 
  • Various Illnesses

Efficiency Problems

It is easy to assume that because your air conditioning turns on and off that it is working efficiently, but after a certain amount of time passes without maintenance, you may start to realize that your HVAC system seems to be having to work much harder just to reach the temperature you’ve set it at. This can be due to problems such as a clogged air vent or various unknown causes that need to be looked at by a professional HVAC service. This will also coincide with poorer air quality and could eventually render your wallet empty if your HVAC system reaches a point in which it must be replaced!

Keep your family (and wallet) safe all year around. Do not allow for bacteria-building dust particles to sweep through your home and cause your family to fall ill. Additionally, it is most beneficial to have your HVAC system checked by a professional as soon as you begin to notice that it is having to work much harder or is hardly working at all! The easiest step you should always ensure that you do is changing your air filter very consistently, as it is essentially the heart of your HVAC system; it relies on a clean filter to effectively pump in and circulate clean air into your home. To learn how to winterize your HVAC system, read our blog here.

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