How Regular HVAC Maintenance Makes Your Home More Comfortable
It’s that time of year again! Fall is right around the corner so it’s time to start scheduling your home maintenance appointments and Mars Services is here to help you check HVAC maintenance off the list.
Homeowners often don’t notice just how comfortable their HVAC system allows them to be in their homes until it breaks or requires repairs. That’s why regular HVAC maintenance is so important — by scheduling with an HVAC professional twice a year, you’ll be able to enjoy your HVAC system during the holiday season with little to no HVAC surprises.
If you’re wondering what HVAC maintenance is, what you need to do in order to maintain your HVAC system, or whether an HVAC maintenance plan is worth it, we have all the information you need below. We’ll even take you through how to schedule your Dallas-Fort Worth HVAC maintenance.
What Is HVAC Maintenance? What Do You Need To Do?
When an HVAC technician performs maintenance on your HVAC system they will clean, inspect, and perform general upkeep tasks on the components of your unit, diagnosing any large issues that may need to be addressed.
In our years of experience providing great heating and AC services to Dallas-Fort Worth residents, we’ve seen the negative impact that a neglected HVAC system can have on your home’s comfort levels. This is why we recommend that all homeowners follow the general rule of thumb and schedule HVAC maintenance twice a year — once in the fall, and once in the spring.
Your regular HVAC maintenance checklist can differ based on the climate you’re in. For those in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, winter weather can be just as unpredictable as it is in other parts of the state. We recommend checking off the following as part of your general HVAC maintenance checklist for the fall in preparation for the winter:
Replace air filters
Inspect air vents and ducts for dust and debris
Test your heating system to ensure it works properly
Double check insulation is secure — no leaks
Schedule professional maintenance for more thorough inspections!
Regular HVAC Maintenance: How It Benefits You And Your Home
Regular HVAC maintenance is easy to forget about until you run into issues or are experiencing a full system breakdown. When you schedule maintenance for your system in the fall (before the winter weather hits) and in the spring (before the heat of the summer) you can have peace of mind knowing that your home is well-equipped for the changing weather.
You’ll also enjoy a number of other benefits when you take the time to make sure your system has everything it needs to function properly.
1. You’ll Save Money
Just like any other home appliance, you must maintain your HVAC system if you want to keep it functioning efficiently.
An efficient system can save you money in a few ways including:
Preventing unexpected and costly HVAC system breakdowns — small problems can be identified sooner to keep them from developing into something larger
Reduce energy bills — a well-functioning system requires much less energy to run than a neglected system that has to work twice as hard to function at the same level
Increase your HVAC unit’s lifespan — the buildup of natural wear & tear on an uncared-for system can take years off its lifespan
Stay protected under your HVAC system’s warranty — this is usually a clause included in your HVAC unit’s warranty from the manufacturer
2. Improve Your Air Quality
Regular maintenance on your HVAC unit will also help to ensure that the air flowing throughout your home is clean and as well-filtered as possible. Poor indoor air quality can lead to dirt, dust, and other allergens being circulated through your home. Making sure your HVAC is properly filtering these things out reduces the chances of respiratory issues such as asthma from being irritated.
3. You’ll Give Yourself Peace Of Mind
Regular HVAC maintenance gives you something money often can’t buy — peace of mind. By investing in biannual HVAC maintenance, you’ll sleep soundly knowing that you did your due diligence to make sure you don’t experience any big issues during the times of year that you most rely on your system to keep you comfortable.
4. Energy Efficiency
For those concerned about their environmental footprint, investing in an energy-efficient HVAC unit is a great step to take when it comes to your home’s systems. Pair that system with regular maintenance and be sure that all of its components are functioning properly and not increasing your energy usage by having to work harder to keep up.
5. Comfort Control
One of the biggest benefits of a well-maintained system is feeling secure in the fact that you can control your home’s comfort level. During the winters your heat can properly keep you warm and in the summers your AC can efficiently cool you down. When everything is well maintained and functioning as it should, everyone in your home can enjoy having an HVAC system that works for their comfort needs.
Is An HVAC Maintenance Plan Worth It?
Preventive HVAC maintenance is always worth the investment. Over time, maintenance plans have been proven to save Dallas and Fort Worth residents money, stress, and time when dealing with home maintenance.
Don’t wait until something breaks to start taking care of your home’s comfort management system. With a wide variety of services available, we can manage all your heating and AC maintenance needs efficiently and effectively. Our technicians use the latest technology and equipment to diagnose any issues quickly and offer solutions that are tailored to your needs.
Mars Services’ technicians also check for potential problems before they become major issues, so you don’t have to worry about unexpected expenses. Investing in maintenance now can save you from the high cost of repairs and early replacements in the future by helping your system function to its best capacity for its full lifespan.
Don’t Know Where To Start? Here’s How To Schedule HVAC Maintenance
AC and heating maintenance is vital to keeping your home comfortable during the hot DFW summers and chilly winters. When it comes to HVAC maintenance, we want you to have peace of mind knowing that you’re getting the most out of your services when you join the Mars family with a Mars Services Elite membership.
Mars Services has revolutionized the way Dallas-Fort Worth homeowners, businesses, and multifamily property managers handle their heating and AC maintenance needs. Our approach is simple yet effective and offers quality from start to finish.