Before it gets too cold here in Piedmont, SC, you should schedule your yearly HVAC maintenance. Whether you have a furnace or a heat pump, it needs maintenance. Skipping this essential process can lead to a heating unit blowing cold air, indoor air getting dirty or even a complete breakdown in some cases.
Restricted, Dirty Air Without HVAC Maintenance
Among the basics of maintenance is filter replacement, which keeps the air flowing without obstruction. You don’t want restricted air because it makes your heating system work harder to do its job. This results in wear and tear, longer heating cycles and higher energy bills.
Poorly maintained heaters are also a cause of pollutants inside the home. This can worsen your health and make life particularly miserable for asthma and allergy sufferers.
A Short-Cycling Heater
Short-cycling, where a system shuts on and off frequently, usually without reaching the set point, will leave you uncomfortable and cause needless wear and tear. The causes can include a faulty thermostat, a bad flame sensor on a furnace or an overheating furnace. Maintenance technicians can address each of these by calibrating the thermostat, removing dust or rust from the flame sensor and lubricating the motor and other components.
A Possible Breakdown
Besides having less warm air coursing through your home, you may find yourself facing a totally broken-down system due to that wear and tear we have been emphasizing. It’s not pleasant having a malfunctioning heater in the winter. The resulting repair may set you back a significant amount of money, or you may even need to purchase a brand-new system.
Family-owned and -operated Palmetto Heating & Air LLC can schedule HVAC maintenance in Piedmont, SC, so call today for a convenient appointment. We back all our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee to assure your peace of mind.
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