If you want your HVAC system to perform efficiently and keep you comfortable in your Arlington Heights, Illinois, home, you have to take care of it. Regular maintenance of your HVAC system can save you from a heating emergency this winter.
A dirty HVAC system has to work harder to produce the same cooling or heating capacity as a clean unit. As a result, you will have to pay more in energy costs for an efficient unit to provide adequate air conditioning. Just like a car will consume less fuel after a tune-up, an HVAC system will consume less electricity after maintenance. Additionally, dirt and debris can affect the efficient operation of various parts of the system.
Dirty filters and ducts can cause significant air quality problems inside your home. During maintenance, a qualified technician can check your ducts, coils, filters, and condensate pan for dust and mold. If anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, they can breathe easier when a system is circulating cleaner air.
Having regular maintenance on your unit reduces the possibility of a major issue popping up. What you may think is a small problem can turn into a major catastrophe if it is ignored long enough. For example, you may hear a strange noise coming from your unit, but think nothing of it. However, if that strange noise is a fraying belt, it is incredibly important to have a technician replace it before it snaps and leads to further damage.
Your cooling and heating system is an important investment, so you want it to last as long as possible. A well-maintained system can last years longer than one that doesn't receive regular maintenance. Plus, maintenance can help to prevent uncomfortable and inconvenient breakdowns during the hottest days of summer and the coldest nights of winter.
To help improve the performance of your HVAC system and prevent an emergency, contact the professionals at Tempco Heating and Air Conditioning Co. by calling (847) 670-7000.