HVAC systems are really robust and heavy-duty machines that can last for 10-20 years. When it comes to increasing the lifespan of your HVAC equipment, it’s important to remember that regular HVAC service and repairs help.
Here we explore what affects the efficiency of your furnace system, boiler system or air conditioning system and how often they need to be serviced.
Any HVAC system that is used extensively, must be serviced regularly too. This ensures that your vents are clear, the refrigerant has been topped up and no component is damaged or leaking.
Where your HVAC unit is placed affects its service requirements too. If you keep your HVAC equipment indoors, factors like air quality, temperature and electrical connections all affect its performance.
If you keep your HVAC system in your backyard or on the roof, outdoor elements like weather, bird feces, nests made by animals/pests can wreak damage to your HVAC unit.
In each scenario, the damage is different and the more severe it is, the sooner you’ll need to contact an HVAC company for help.
As your unit ages, it may not be as energy-efficient anymore. In order to ensure energy savings and cost savings, you’ll need to get it maintained regularly.
Of course, if your maintenance history shows that you’re spending too much on repairs, then, it’s best to get the system replaced entirely.
Sometimes, a severe power outage, a storm, a natural disaster, a fire/electrical hazard or simple human error can cause damage or leaks to your HVAC unit. In these cases, you may need to seek help from HVAC repair companies more often than usual.
Considering all of the above, we can safely say that you should get your HVAC service two times in a year:
This service should be completed either before the onset of spring or the onset of summer. This maintenance will help you remove any debris and fix any leakages/damage that may have occurred during the preceding season.
Usually, HVAC contractors just do minor maintenance work during seasonal service to make sure your HVAC system is ready and in perfect working condition for the next season.
Annual maintenance is a must each year. If you have scheduled spring maintenance, then the annual maintenance can happen during the winter and vice versa. During this HVAC service, your furnace, boiler and air conditioner will be given a comprehensive check and fixing, to ensure they are in the right condition. If needed, components are replaced.