Chances are that your HVAC system will run smoothly with very few issues when it’s new. You might not think that your system needs spring maintenance, but summer is around the corner. Below are five reasons that spring HVAC maintenance matters for your Shippensburg, PA, system.

1. Better Indoor Air Quality

Your air filters trap pollen, dust, and other particulates so that they don’t affect the air in your home. When air filters become clogged, there is less airflow, and these particulates start to impact your indoor air quality. During peak cooling season, you should change your filters every four weeks.

2. Higher Energy Efficiency

An HVAC system that receives routine maintenance works far more efficiently than one that doesn’t. Inadequate lubrication, damaged parts, and dust buildup all hinder the HVAC system’s ability to operate smoothly. These issues cause the system to use more power to provide the same level of comfort.

3. Longer HVAC Lifespan

You expect your system to last a long time, but it can’t do that without regular maintenance. With routine maintenance, you can expect your system to last 15 to 20 years. Without regular maintenance, you can expect the lifespan of your system to drop to about half the average.

4. Lower Electric Bills

The aforementioned pollen, dust, and other particulates cause your system to work harder to provide the same level of comfort, which means it uses more energy and causes your electric bills to rise. Conversely, routine maintenance increases efficiency and keeps your utility bills lower.

5. Protect Your Warranty

Most HVAC warranties protect you for 10 years or so in case the system malfunctions due to a manufacturing fault. However, you have to ensure that you don’t void the warranty by not having a professional technician inspect and maintain the unit every year.

Don’t let your AC leave you in the heat with summer around the corner. Contact our team at Bream’s Heating and Cooling Solutions today for your AC repair needs.

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