Keeping Your Home Cool during the Sweltering, Summer Months

3 HVAC Services You Should Utilize on a Regular Basis

by Anthony Graves

All too often homeowners fail to reach out to an HVAC contractor in their local area until their heating or cooling system has stopped working altogether. This really is quite unfortunate because many of the issues that ultimately result in a heating or cooling system failure could be avoided through the use of a few HVAC services. Below you can learn more about some of the HVAC services that you should be utilizing on a regular basis in order to ensure your heating and cooling systems are working at maximum efficiency. 

#1: Air Duct Cleaning Services

Air duct cleaning is perhaps the most overlooked HVAC service that all homeowners should be utilizing on a regular basis. This is because since homeowners cannot see the dust, dirt, and other debris that builds up inside their air ducts, many homeowners simply never even think about these ducts or their need to be cleaned. This can be a major problem because not only can dust build up inside your ducts, but also because mold spores can as well. This can lead to you and your family breathing in mold spores each time you turn on your heating or cooling system. This can ultimately lead to a variety of medical conditions. Thankfully, you can avoid all of the problems that come along with a dirty ventilation system in your home by simply having your air ducts professionally cleaned from time to time. 

#2: Air Conditioning Maintenance Services

If your home makes use of a central air conditioning system, you should have this system maintained by an HVAC contractor each year before the start of the summer season. This is very important since air conditioning maintenance services help to maximize energy efficiency, identify the need for any repairs, and ensure that your AC unit does not become clogged with dust and debris. 

#3: Heating System Maintenance Services

Just as your cooling system should be professionally maintained each year, you should also have your heating system maintained before the start of the winter season. This will allow you to address any issues such as debris that may have built up during the time the system was not in use. This will also allow you to ensure all components of your heating system are in good working order. This includes not only your furnace but your thermostat and ventilation system as well. Having these components inspected annually can help you to avoid serious issues such as a carbon monoxide leak in your home when using a natural gas-powered furnace.