One of the biggest misconceptions about HVAC system maintenance is that you have to do it at a particular time of the year. This is not true: as long as you are having your system maintained on a regular basis, the time of year does not matter. However, there are certainly benefits to having furnace maintenance done near the end of the heating system. We’ve explored a few reasons why below.
Your Furnace and Air Conditioner Share Components
While you may think it’s alright to let your furnace maintenance appointment wait, this could actually negatively impact your central air conditioner. Think about it, your furnace and central air conditioner share many important parts, including the:
- Air Circulating Blower Fan
- Air Filter
- Evaporator Coil
- Condensate Drain System
- Condenser Coil
- Coil Fan
- Refrigerant Lines and Valves
By ensuring that your furnace is properly cleaned and taken care of, you will improve the efficiency of your entire HVAC system, which means you’ll be ready to turn on your air conditioner when the warmer temperatures hit.
You’ll Save Money on Energy Bills
Furnace tune-ups conducted by professionals are extremely thorough. Your HVAC technician will clean and check your blower motor, electrical connections, control boards and more. They will also make recommendations for repairs and replacement. Taking care of these repair needs now instead of waiting can help prevent costly emergency repairs down the road. Additionally, HVAC professionals will be more readily available now while temperatures are mild and they aren’t out on emergency service calls.
You’ll Prevent System Breakdown
Dirt buildup accounts for a significant portion of furnace breakdowns. This is because when the various components of your furnace are excessively dirty, it causes the furnace to work harder, and work slower. If your furnace breaks down, that means your air conditioner will break down too, and you’ll be stuck replacing two systems.
If you’re ready to schedule your furnace maintenance appointment in West Jordan, UT, give Design Comfort a call today.