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5 Benefits of Having Your HVAC System Serviced Every Year

The heating and air conditioning systems in your home are a critical part of staying comfortable and safe throughout the snowy winters and hot summers. Without a properly functioning HVAC system, you could be wasting money, putting yourself in danger of extended HVAC downtime, and being unnecessarily uncomfortable in your own home.

So, what are some of the benefits of having your HVAC system serviced? Read on to find out!

1.    Lower Energy Bills

One of the biggest benefits of a well-maintained HVAC system is lower energy bills. A steep energy bill or one that suddenly spikes is often a sign that you need repairs or maintenance performed. When an HVAC system is not running efficiently, it can cost you a great deal over the course of the year. Preventative maintenance helps catch problems early and avoid wasting unnecessary time, money, and energy on expensive repairs.

2.    Fewer Repairs

An HVAC system that is properly maintained will help you to avoid both minor and major repairs. One of the most expensive things that can happen to you is your air conditioner suddenly breaking down during a heat wave or your heater breaking in the middle of a snowstorm. Serious, emergency repairs can cost far more than ongoing preventative maintenance. Investing in having your HVAC system serviced will mean catching many problems before they are allowed to fester and cost you more later on.

3.    Prolonged Lifespan

HVAC systems are a serious investment, even if you choose a more affordable option. One of the best ways to extend the lifespan of your heating or air conditioning system and ensure that your investment goes as far as possible is by having your HVAC system serviced. A system that is in good repair and cleaned regularly will run efficiently, preventing serious issues that might cause the entire system to malfunction and shut down

4.    Safety Matters

Tragically, some homes catch on fire and have serious accidents due to heating systems that are broken or in disrepair every year. Beyond physical damage to the home, furnaces can also lead to carbon monoxide poisoning in rare cases. One of the most important roles that the trustworthy technicians at Exxel Mechanical Services can provide is serving as a safety inspector to make sure that your unit is safe and not a health hazard. Regardless of the type of HVAC system, using a carbon monoxide detector and smoke detector near your unit is a must. You should also rely on regular appointments to have your HVAC system serviced to catch smaller safety issues that could become serious hazards.

5.    Preserve Your Warranty Protection

Did you know that some HVAC manufacturers require proof that you did due diligence in maintaining the unit before they allow repair claims to be submitted under the warranty? The manufacturer wants to know that you made an honest effort to take preventative care of the unit before they foot the bill for the issue.

If you want to make sure that your warranty remains active for as long as possible, you should have your HVAC system serviced. It’s always important to read your warranty and understand the specific terms so you know your obligation.

What Things Does a Tune-Up Include?

Exxel Mechanical Services offers a comprehensive tune-up that can pinpoint issues and ensure everything is working smoothly. Depending on the type of system you own, the steps taken could vary. Some of the services that you might receive during a tune-up include:

  • Lubricating the motors, gears, and other parts
  • Cleaning the outdoor coils
  • Removing any debris from the exterior of the unit
  • Changing and cleaning filters
  • Inspecting ventilation systems and ductwork for signs of leakage
  • Testing all electrical connections
  • Testing temperature control and airflow throughout the interior of your home
  • Checking refrigerant levels
  • Troubleshooting any refrigerant leaks
  • Inspecting the interior and exterior units
  • Inspecting the heat exchanger
  • Checking all connections on gas and oil lines
  • Testing carbon monoxide levels
  • Inspecting and cleaning the burner
  • Testing the ignition system
  • Testing the exhaust system
  • Verifying and altering the gas pressure as needed
  • Examining the thermostat to ensure efficacy and recalibrating it to ensure accuracy
  • Evaluating the pilot and gas pressure in your furnace system
  • Completing a written assessment documenting any issues and recommending any necessary repairs
  • Checking the clearance around the exterior and interior equipment
  • Assessing all safety controls
  • Measuring voltage and amperage
  • Examining and cleaning the flower
  • Examining and cleaning the condenser and evaporator coils
  • Discussing any concerns that you have noticed and come up with a plan to prevent issues in the future
  • Providing maintenance documentation that you can use if you do need to make a claim against the warranty on your HVAC system
  • Scheduling regular service reminders will make sure that you never forget when you need to have your HVAC system serviced again

Enjoy All The Benefits of Preventative Maintenance With Exxel Mechanical Services

Investing in regular HVAC maintenance is essential for keeping your home comfortable, safe, and efficient throughout the year. At Exxel Mechanical Services, we not only provide expert tune-up services but also offer annual maintenance agreements for comprehensive protection. Our maintenance plans include regular inspections, priority scheduling, discounts on repairs, and more, ensuring that your HVAC system remains in top condition at all times.

Don’t wait until problems arise—take proactive steps to preserve the longevity and performance of your HVAC system. Give us a call at 443-821-1040 or send an email to bob@exxelmechanical.com to learn more about our maintenance agreements and keep your home’s comfort and safety in check.