Don’t Forget Yearly HVAC Maintenance

Posted On: April 04, 2014

If your heating and cooling systems work to keep your home comfortable, you may be under the impression that HVAC maintenance is unnecessary. However, ensuring that your cooling and heating systems are maintained can save you money and extend the life of your equipment. Here are the most important reasons to invest in yearly HVAC maintenance.

Lower Your Utility Bills

Wouldn’t you like to keep your skyrocketing utility bills under control? Maintenance keeps your HVAC systems running as efficiently as possible to keep utility bills down. You may be turned off by the initial cost of yearly HVAC maintenance, but remember that the ongoing benefits more than make up for the expense.

Help Your Family Breathe Easy

Poorly maintained heating and cooling systems get clogged up with dust and dirt that is circulated into the air. If you’ve noticed that your family has been suffering from respiratory problems, dirty filters and coils in the HVAC systems may be degrading air quality.

Prevent the Need For Emergency Repairs

What would you do if your heating system broke down in the dead of winter? Or your A/C quit on the hottest day of summer. Would your family be forced to live somewhere else while you waited for costly repairs? Regular maintenance eliminates this problem by all but preventing the need for emergency repairs. Yearly HVAC maintenance saves you from facing a dire situation in the future.

What You Can Do To Help

You will need a professional to perform annual maintenance, but you can be proactive about keeping your HVAC system in good condition. Inspect the filters in your heating and cooling systems on a monthly basis, and change them when they look dirty. This will keep your system operating efficiently and reduce wear and tear on parts.

Why You Need Professional Maintenance

While there are some maintenance tasks that you can handle on your own, it’s important to hire a professional technician for yearly HVAC maintenance. The experienced technicians at Ernst Heating & Cooling will clean and inspect your HVAC systems to make sure everything is running smoothly. Contact us today to learn more about our valuable HVAC services or to schedule an appointment for your much-needed annual maintenance service. We provide services to communities in southwest Illinois, including Troy, Edwardsville and Bethalto.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Hamel, Alton, Glen Carbon, Highland, Greenville, and Troy, Illinois and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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