Scheduling regular maintenance for your HVAC system will keep your Las Vegas, Nevada, home safe. It’ll also help your house retain its value. HVAC maintenance is essential for better efficiency, improved indoor air quality, enhanced comfort and lower repair costs.
Improve Energy Efficiency
Many HVAC problems can increase your utility bills, including:
- A clogged air filter
- Dirty ductwork
- A malfunctioning thermostat
- A refrigerant leak
Having your HVAC system inspected at least twice per year lets you find issues like these before they raise your power bills. An expert will also let you know when you should replace your HVAC system with a newer and more energy-efficient model.
You should change your HVAC system’s air filter once per month. Otherwise, pollutants in your filter will make it difficult for air to move freely through the system. As a result, you’ll have to keep your unit running more to stay comfortable, increasing your utility bills. Make sure your outdoor unit has plenty of space around it for good airflow, and remove any debris like grass clippings or leaves.
Maintain Healthy Indoor Air Quality
If you don’t change your system’s air filter regularly, the contaminants that it catches will eventually escape and impact your indoor air quality. Dust, dirt, pollen, biological growth, pet dander, and other pollutants can cause bad smells or health problems like asthma or allergy symptoms.
A professional can check your ductwork for leaks or gaps and clean it if needed. That way, you can get rid of pests like mice or cockroaches that might be living in your ducts and keep conditioned air from escaping before it reaches the rooms in your home.
Many people are allergic to pests and their droppings. You can look at your ducts and decide if they need cleaning by removing one of your air registers. If you can remove dirt or dust from the sides of a duct with a damp cloth, you should have your ductwork cleaned by an expert. Regular HVAC maintenance can also help you prevent gas or refrigerant leaks that could harm your family.
Many problems can make it difficult to keep your home comfortable, including:
- Leaky ductwork
- Poor airflow
- Gaps in your home’s insulation
These problems can cause your HVAC system to run without changing or maintaining your home’s temperature. Some of your rooms might feel too warm or drafty. You might also notice strange noises like whistling, screeching or rattling.
If your home isn’t comfortable, you won’t be able to relax and enjoy spending time in it. You might not get visitors or guests as often, and you could have trouble sleeping because of uncomfortable temperatures, unpleasant sounds or health problems like allergies.
Fortunately, you can have a programmable thermostat installed by a professional during your next maintenance visit. An upgrade only takes a few minutes, and many models can monitor your indoor air quality and power use. You’ll find out about problems before they make you too hot or cold. You’ll also receive convenient reminders when you need to have your HVAC system checked or change your air filter.
Lower Repair Costs
Catching problems early can keep them from becoming costly and extend your HVAC system’s life. Regular maintenance is inexpensive compared to the cost of a new HVAC system, and you can keep a sudden breakdown from ruining your day. Also, most manufacturers require regular maintenance. Without it, they won’t let HVAC owners use the warranty benefits that come with their systems.
Sun Country Heating & Cooling is a Trane Comfort Specialist. We can help you maintain your HVAC system and keep it in optimal condition. We can also help you make repairs or choose a convenient, economical upgrade. We’re a family-owned company, and we offer flat-rate pricing along with a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee. For outstanding service from our expert, friendly professionals, call us anytime at 702-534-3375.
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