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Jan 16 2017

How Can HVAC Maintenance Extend the Life of My Unit?

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Few things can be more frustrating than coming home to a hot, stuffy house and finding that your AC unit is on the fritz. By that same token, turning on your furnace to get only chilly air in response may have you and your family seeking shelter at a hotel for the evening. What can you do to prevent these breakdowns? Read on to learn more about some quick and easy tasks that can significantly extend the life of your HVAC unit.

Why is HVAC maintenance so important?

Many people can take an "out of sight, out of mind" approach to their HVAC, especially because the majority of the visual parts of an HVAC system is the outdoor unit. Unfortunately, such an approach can often lead to repairs or even worse, replacement of your unit well before the end of its projected lifespan. On the other hand, those who spend a few minutes a year on some basic maintenance tasks can find themselves going years or even decades without making any major expenditures on their HVAC unit.

What can you do to keep your unit in good working condition? 

Your HVAC unit can be intimidating when it comes to maintenance. It is indeed a complicated piece of equipment, but you can take a few simple steps to ensure it continues to run smoothly.

• Sign up for a maintenance agreement with Comfort Services
• Change your air filters on a monthly basis
• Keep debris out of your outdoor unit
• Ensure all vents inside your home are not covered by furniture or rugs
• Keep the area around your return duct (where air is taken into your unit) clear

With these simple steps and regular maintenance, you can ensure a long and comfortable life for your HVAC unit.

For more information about HVAC maintenance agreements, contact Comfort Services today!

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