The Importance of Spring HVAC Maintenance
Living in the southeastern United States means dealing with long, hot summers. Now is the best time to schedule HVAC maintenance. Keeping up with regular maintenance for your home's cooling system ensures that your home will be comfortable throughout every heatwave this summer. Consider these three reasons why spring AC maintenance is so important.
Maintain Optimal Indoor Air Quality
The spring and summer seasons are a splendor of flowers, lush foliage and healthy grass. However, these plants all make a lot of pollen. When pollen gets into your home, it decreases your indoor air quality. Everyday activities, such as cooking and cleaning, also add pollutants to your home's air. An important part of professional HVAC maintenance involves replacing the dirty air filter. According to the Department of Energy, a clogged filter could decrease your air conditioner's efficiency by up to 15%. A clean filter does a better job of removing particles from your home's air.
Lower Your Cooling Costs
Keeping up with routine AC maintenance lowers your summertime energy bills. Replacing a dirty filter with a clean one could lower your electricity bills by 15% or more each summer. A well-maintained air conditioning system will also have a longer lifespan, so you won't have to prematurely replace the system.
Avoid a Comfort Disruption
Preventive air conditioning maintenance lowers the risk of a system breakdown. Up to 85% of air conditioning problems can be prevented with an annual cooling system tune-up. During a maintenance visit, technicians check moving parts for signs of wear and tear. If they find any damage, they'll let you know. Scheduling the tune-up early in the spring ensures that there's plenty of time to replace any worn or damaged parts. Maintenance also lowers wear and tear, so parts are less likely to suddenly fail.
For more information about the importance of spring HVAC maintenance, take a look at ACSoutheast's AC maintenance services, and then contact one of our HVAC contractors to schedule an appointment.