Maintaining your heating and cooling system can give you plentiful benefits. Perhaps one of the most noticeable qualities of a well-maintained HVAC system is its ability to improve indoor comfort easily, regardless of the weather outside. You can learn to discover the many ways you will enjoy greater comfort at home when your heating and cooling systems are maintained throughout the year.
One of the best aspects of scheduled maintenance for your heating and cooling system involves swapping your furnace filter and cleaning out your furnace and air conditioner. These tasks are key for two reasons: a cleaner HVAC system will run more efficiently and it will send cleaner air throughout your home. When your HVAC system is dirty, the dirt and dust that accumulates in the system can be spread with heated and cooled air as it is distributed to your vents. This means your family is continually breathing in contaminated air because your HVAC system is not well-maintained. Making certain that your furnace and air conditioner are clean at all times will lower airborne contaminants for better comfort and health.
In addition to adding heated or cooled air to your home, your HVAC system can also add something else—noise. While you can expect some noise associated with furnace and air conditioner operation, a poorly-maintained system will produce more noise as it works. Noise may be due to loose parts, failing belts, and many other factors that are addressed during scheduled tune-ups. Failing parts may even cause extremely disruptive noises, such as clangs, bangs, screeches, and grinding noises. All of these noises will affect the peace and quiet in your home. By maintaining your HVAC system routinely, you’ll avoid these noisy situations to ensure that your furnace and air conditioner run quietly to create a more relaxing home environment throughout the year.
Better Humidity Control
One of the most common wintertime complaints is dry air inside the home. Many furnaces have a tendancy to dry out the air during the heating process, leading to irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and mouth. If your furnace uses a humidifier to maintain a comfortable level of humidity throughout the winter, your system calls for regular cleaning and maintenance as well. If your humidifier becomes clogged, dirty, or damaged, it won’t function properly and you’ll be left with dry air inside your home. Speak with your HVAC service professional during your furnace tune-up about checking and cleaning your humidifier as well. In many cases, your humidifier’s water source may need to be turned on, as it may be turned off during the summer when added humidity is not needed. Ensuring your humidifier is maintained right along with your heating system will increase your indoor comfort levels during the heating season.
You and your family deserve a healthy, safe and comfortable home. Learn how your HVAC system affects indoor comfort by reading through a number of other articles we have on our blog. If you need HVAC service or professional advice with regard to heating and cooling in your home, give us a call at 208-488-4892 or schedule an appointment online.