Maintaining your heating and cooling system offers numerous benefits. Perhaps one of the most obvious qualities of a well-maintained HVAC system is its capacity to achieve indoor comfort painlessly, regardless of the weather outside. You can learn to discover the many ways you can enjoy greater comfort at home when your heating and cooling systems are maintained throughout the year.
One major component of scheduled maintenance for your heating and cooling system involves changing your furnace filter and cleaning out your furnace and air conditioner. These tasks are key for two reasons: a cleaner HVAC system will run more efficiently and it will disperse cleaner air throughout your home. When your HVAC system is dirty, the dirt and dust that filters inside system can be carried with heated and cooled air as it is distributed to your vents. This means your family is constantly breathing in contaminated air because your HVAC system is not well-maintained. Ensuring your furnace and air conditioner are clean at all times will reduce airborne contaminants for greater comfort and health.
In addition to adding heated or cooled air to your home, your HVAC system can also add something else—noise. While you can expect a little noise associated with furnace and air conditioner operation, a poorly-maintained system will produce more noise as it runs. Noise can be due to loose parts, failing belts, and a variety of other factors that are addressed during regular tune-ups. Failing parts may even cause very disruptive noises, such as clangs, bangs, screeches, and grinding noises. All of these noises will disturb the peace and quiet in your home. By maintaining your HVAC system on a regular basis, you’ll elude these noisy situations to ensure that your furnace and air conditioner operate quietly to create a more relaxing home environment throughout the year.
Better Humidity Control
One of the most common wintertime complaints is dry air inside the home. Many furnaces tend to dry out the air during the heating process, bringing on irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and mouth. If your furnace uses a humidifier to preserve a comfortable level of humidity throughout the winter, your system requires regular cleaning and maintenance as well. If your humidifier becomes clogged, dirty, or damaged, it won’t function properly and you’ll be left with dry air inside your home. Chat with your HVAC service expert during your furnace tune-up about checking and cleaning your humidifier as well. In many cases, your humidifier’s water source may need to be turned on, as it may be turned off during the summer when added humidity is not needed. Ensuring your humidifier is maintained right along with your heating system will improve your indoor comfort levels during the heating season.
You and your family deserve a healthy, safe and comfortable home. Learn how your HVAC system affects indoor comfort by reading through a number of other articles we have on our blog. If you need HVAC service or professional advice with regard to heating and cooling in your home, give us a call at 937-503-7896 or schedule an appointment online.