Maintaining your heating and cooling system can give you numerous benefits. Perhaps one of the most obvious attributes of a well-maintained HVAC system is its capacity to achieve indoor comfort painlessly, regardless of the weather outside. 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 routine maintenance for your heating and cooling system involves changing your furnace filter and cleaning out your furnace and air conditioner. These tasks are important for two reasons: a cleaner HVAC system will operate more efficiently and it will circulate cleaner air throughout your home. When your HVAC system is filthy, the dirt and dust that accumulates in the system can be circulated with heated and cooled air as it is distributed to your vents. This means your family is constantly breathing in lower quality air because your HVAC system is not well-maintained. Making sure your furnace and air conditioner are clean at all times will reduce airborne contaminants for better 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’ll always have a bit of noise associated with furnace and air conditioner operation, a poorly-maintained system will produce more noise as it functions. Noise may 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 extremely 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 regularly, 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, leading to irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and mouth. If your furnace uses a humidifier to sustain a comfortable level of humidity throughout the winter, your system calls for regular cleaning and maintenance as well. If your humidifier becomes clogged, dirty, or damaged, it won’t operate properly and you’ll be left with dry air inside your home. Talk to your HVAC service professional during your furnace tune-up about checking and cleaning your humidifier as well. In most cases, your humidifier’s water source may need to be turned on, as it might be turned off during the summer when added humidity is unneeded. Making sure your humidifier is maintained right along with your heating system will boost your indoor comfort levels during the heating season.
You and your family deserve a comfortable, safe, and healthy 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 405-432-2197 or schedule an appointment online.