Is Maintaining My Heating System Really Important?

What comes to your mind when you hear the word: “maintenance”? Do you think of busy work? Do you think of a service company trying to squeeze a few more dollars out of you? Does it come across to you as a negative word or something positive. Or maybe you have no idea what the word really means. And what about maintenance on your home’s central heating and cooling system? Have you thought about that? The friendly staff here at GAMA Air want to help you get a better understanding of what your system needs, and why it is important.

The truth is, we all do maintenance. We bath regularly, we brush and floss our teeth, we also will get health checkups. How do you think you would feel after just a month of not bathing or brushing your teeth? It doesn’t sound pleasant, does it? Even though we don’t use the word “maintenance”, we are really maintaining or keeping up our health. And you want to do that, don’t you?

That same positive attitude should apply to how you think of your home’s central heating and air conditioning system. You paid a lot for getting the system installed. Or if you moved into a house with a working system already, you will pay a lot when you have to replace it. So just as we regularly keep up our personal health, so we don’t get sick easily, we also want to keep up our home’s HVAC system? Why? Here’s three good reasons:

Avoid reduced efficiency – Regular maintenance on your furnace, heat pump or air conditioner keeps your equipment working like new for as long as possible. Cleaning the unit and verifying or adjusting settings makes sure that you get the most bang for your buck on your energy bills.

Mitigate health and safety risks – your HVAC system needs to be checked to make sure the safety controls are working. Especially if you have a furnace or boiler, you need to make sure it is working as it was designed and that your family is not at risk. Also, regular cleaning prevents build-up of mold or bacteria that can affect the health of your family.

Minimize breakdowns – Regular maintenance of your heating and cooling system makes sure that everything is working well. Did you know that something as simple as not replacing the air filter can ruin the compressor? Did you know that some small parts show signs of going bad and can be replaced before the completely shut down your system when you really need it? Small problems can be found and fixed during a tune-up before they turn into major problems that surprise you.

So, now what do you think of when you hear the word “maintenance”? Is it really important on your home’s heating and cooling system? The answer is “Yes!” Maintenance is not to be feared or ignored. Give GAMA Air a call at (310) 651-6936 or click here to schedule a visit.

Do you have a question about maintaining your system but don’t want someone to come out to your home? Visit our Ask an Expert page, fill out the form, and our resident expert will get back to you quickly with an answer.

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