5 Problems You Can Prevent with Proper HVAC Maintenance

HVAC MaintenanceThere’s almost nothing more uncomfortable than experiencing a broken air conditioner in the middle of summer. Keeping your AC running smoothly in the hot months is an absolute must, which is why you should never skip HVAC maintenance. Regular upkeep can prevent the need for major AC repairs and help you survive the NJ summer comfortably.

Ideally, HVAC maintenance should be scheduled once a year before your AC starts kicking into high gear to fight off the summer heat. This way you won’t have to sweat out any mid-season malfunctions (it’s called preventative maintenance for a reason). Don’t worry if you missed the pre-season tune-up, late is always better than never.

Don’t wait for an emergency to convince you otherwise, here are five problems that you can prevent with regular HVAC maintenance, so your AC always performs when you need it most.

Prevent these 5 Problems with HVAC Maintenance

1. Breakdowns

You’ve heard it before (and you’ll hear it again): small problems can quickly escalate into massive, expensive problems if they’re not addressed when they firsts arise. If you skip maintenance for your air conditioner because you think you’re saving money, don’t. You could end up spending much more in the long run.

2. Airflow Restrictions

Even if your HVAC unit is running full force, you may start to realize you’re not feeling as cool as you used to be at that same temperature. It’s probably not a heat flash, most likely, it’s your air conditioner. A poorly maintained air conditioner can restrict airflow which not only make for a sticky situation (literally), but also hinders efficiency levels and increases electricity bills.

3. Compromised Air Quality

A dirty AC can harbor pollen, dust, and other particles that irritate allergy symptoms and decrease the air quality in a home. By regularly replacing air filters, you can get a head start on some DIY maintenance. But, an annual HVAC maintenance appointment with a qualified AC technician can do a thorough cleaning to get rid of all the dust and gunk so they don’t make their way into your home.

4. Shortened Lifespan

The average lifespan for an air conditioner is between ten to fifteen years, but only if it’s properly maintained. You can’t expect your AC to last forever, but the better you take care of your equipment, the longer it will last. On the flip side, if you skip maintenance, you’ll be kissing it goodbye much sooner than expected.

5. Voided Warranties

Did you realize that many AC warranties require proof that the unit has been serviced regularly? If you skip that maintenance appointment, you could be compromising your HVAC warranty.

Protect Your Investment with Brown’s HVAC Maintenance

During your HVAC maintenance appointment, a skilled technician from Brown’s will identify potential problems early on so your cool, comfortable air never gets interrupted. Give your AC system a little TLC feel confident it will keep you cool all summer long. Schedule your tune-up now (before you end up requiring emergency repairs) at 732-741-0694.