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As the year winds down again, you are no doubt thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. Maintaining your HVAC system in Durham, NC, is probably not part of your initial thought. However, ensuring your system is maintained correctly will significantly impact your experience with your HVAC system this year.

Maintain Your Warranty

Chances are that having your HVAC system properly maintained is a condition of the manufacturer’s warranty. Most manufacturers require a certified professional to perform the maintenance to maintain a valid warranty.

Improve Energy Efficiency

Your system’s ability to move air freely determines its efficiency in heating or cooling. There are several areas where airflow restrictions occur, reducing efficiency. A trained technician checks these areas and cleans the appropriate areas, including:

  • The heat exchanger
  • The evaporator coils
  • The circulating fan wheel

Reduce Repair Costs

During a maintenance visit, a technician also cleans, lubricates and inspects your system to ensure it’s ready for the season. You reduce the overall strain on your system when you catch problems early, reducing the number of components needing replacement. Areas of particular concern include:

  • Electrical connections
  • Capacitors
  • Sensors
  • Motors
  • Switches

Extend Service Life

The average HVAC system has an expected service life of around 15 years when it’s properly maintained. However, when you allow extra resistance to build in the system, it prematurely wears it out.

The primary resistance is often due to airflow restrictions that are commonly found at your air filter. When air can’t flow properly, it increases the draw on the electrical components working to move the air. This, in turn, creates additional heat, putting wear on your system and reducing its service life.

Improve Air Quality

As your technician cleans and replaces filters in your system, they are also removing airborne contaminants. Filters trap particles in your system intake before they return to the air you breathe. Clean, properly fitting filters that allow air to flow freely improve the indoor air quality in your home.

Properly maintaining your system will give you more comfort throughout the coming year. Call A&E Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule your HVAC maintenance today.

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