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Why Does the Department of Energy Recommend HVAC Maintenance?

Serving Families Throughout Dallas
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When HVAC technicians advise you to keep up with preventative maintenance, the first thing you probably wonder is, “Why?” Then next thing you wonder is, “Is it really worth it? What do I get out of that?”

According to the Department of Energy, neglecting maintenance guarantees a continuous decline in your HVAC equipment’s performance and an increase in your energy use. In a nutshell, “what you get” out of routine maintenance is increased comfort at a lower, long-term cost--plus some extra peace of mind.


Longer-Lasting HVAC Equipment

When the equipment doesn’t get routine maintenance, components can loosen, lose lubrication, and undergo unnecessary wear and tear that decreases their lifespans. On the other hand, when the equipment is serviced, cleaned of all dust and grime, and prepared to run efficiently, it can run smoothly and with less strain over a longer period.

Fewer System Breakdowns

While servicing your HVAC equipment, your technician has the opportunity to spot potential problems before they become expensive emergencies. For example:

  • A dirty evaporator coil (in your indoor AC unit) can lead to the coil icing over.

  • If the coil ices over, it can cause your compressor to burn out.

  • It’s significantly cheaper for a technician to clean your coils than it would be to replace the compressor.

Safer Equipment

This is an incredibly important point for heating equipment that relies on combustion to generate heat. A gas leak could be disastrous, so it pays to have a professional check for that danger when inspecting your equipment.

An oil- or gas-burning furnace also has the potential to leak deadly carbon monoxide if its heat exchanger cracks. Heat exchangers can crack for a variety of reasons, such as insufficient airflow or ignition problems. When providing your heater with preventative maintenance, a Rescue Air technician will always check for any issues in this area.

Less Money Spent in the Long Run

Replacing your HVAC system is one of the most expensive investments you will make for your home. You want to get the most use possible out of that investment before you have to buy a new one.

If your system isn’t functioning at its best, it could be costing you a lot of money in energy bills and repairs--and it still might not be achieving your optimal temperature. Regular maintenance allows your system to operate as efficiently as possible, which helps it keep your home comfortable while expending less energy.

At Rescue Air and Plumbing, we never cut corners when servicing your HVAC equipment. Call us today at (972) 201-3253 or contact us online to schedule your maintenance appointment.