The heating and cooling system in your home is extremely important. Without it, you would be uncomfortably hot during the warm summer months and you would freeze during the cold, winter months. The heating and cooling system in a home keeps everyone comfortable. However, any homeowner who has had trouble with their heating or cooling unit understands how inconvenient it can be. What if you could prevent problems from occurring during these extremely hot or cold months? If you complete preventative maintenance regularly on your heating and cooling unit, you are less likely to experience these problems which could put you out in the heat or the cold.
The best time to perform preventative maintenance on your heating unit is at the end of the summer. People are still not turning on their heating units, as the weather is not quite low enough. The heating and cooling repair companies should not yet be too busy. Also, if you need any repairs, you will have time to order any necessary parts and schedule any service appointments. The best time to service your air conditioning is as the end of the winter, as the temperatures begin to warm up a little, but are not quite warm enough to turn on the air conditioning unit. Again, the service times will be less and you will have time to complete any necessary repairs and order any needed parts. Performing preventative maintenance during these times of the year will prevent you from having to make any necessary repairs at extremely hot or cold times of the year, leaving you and your family members very uncomfortable.
Performing regular preventative maintenance on the heating and cooling units not only prevents the chance of one of them breaking down when needed, it also can help to lower utility bills. When furnace repairs are needed, the furnace will attempt to work harder, raising the energy bills. The same goes with necessary cooling repairs. Also, changing your heating and cooling units to more energy efficient units can result in less chance of repairs being needed and lower utility costs. In fact, switching to high efficiency air conditions, in addition to taking other actions to keep your home cool, can reduce energy use for air conditioning by 20 to 50%. This results in better emissions for the environment and lower energy bills.
Lack of furnace service can also have an effect on the environment. Getting a handle on these situations can also be helpful to the environment. If you live a cold climate, then merely upgrading the furnace in your home can improve efficiency by anywhere between 50% and 90%. Additionally, upgrading your furnace or boiler from 56% to 90% efficiency in an average cold climate house will save 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year if you heat with gas, or 2.5 tons if you heat with oil. Upgrading is just as important as performing regular preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling units.
Any homeowner understands the importance of a fully working heating and cooling unit. The air conditioning and the heat system are what make the home comfortable. Without, you could freeze or be too hot. It is important to perform regular preventative maintenance on these units in order to ensure they are working properly before a very hot or very cold season. A heating repair during the winter can take weeks, or even months if the necessary parts are not available. If the heating unit is serviced prior to the middle of the winter, it is less likely to break down. Also, upgrading units are important for reducing break down risks and for lowering utility bills.