Your central air system is one of those things that quietly does its job. Day in day out it regulates your home's temperature to give you your desired temperature indoors what the weather is like outdoors. It is one of those things that you could easily forget is even there, that is until it goes out.
Trying to visualize what life would be like without modern heating and cooling systems is difficult for many of us.
Most people live where the temperatures vary from season to season, and those temperatures are not always comfortable without an effective home heating and cooling system. For example, a lot of people live in regions where the climate is hot during summers and frigid during winters. There can also be wide swings between the daytime temperature and the temperature at night. It should not come as any surprise that most people have heating systems in their homes. Residential cooling systems are also common, although a little less so.
Fortunately for all of us, heating and cooling systems are now more energy-efficient than ever before. They are better for the environment, but they also help to keep the cost of heating and cooling as low as possible. That being said, home heating and cooling still keep a great deal of energy. They represent two of the largest expenses of running a modern home.
There are two reasons it is important to regularly maintain your heating and cooling systems. First, a well-maintained system will be less likely to break down. And second, a well-maintained system is likely to run more efficiently, resulting in lower energy bills.
You can do some of the routine maintenance tasks yourself. For example, it is easy to help keep your units free of excessive dust and grime – it is just a matter of cleaning your home regularly. It is also easy to monitor the status of your units' air filters. A clogged air filter will cause your heating or cooling system to run less efficiently. Luckily, replacing a dirty air filter is usually very quick and easy.
At least once a year, you will need to call in a qualified HVAC service technician for additional heating and cooling system maintenance. A trained technician will inspect your units and identify any signs of wear and tear in their components. If any problems are found, the damaged components can be replaced promptly, and that can help to prevent more serious future problems.