Whether you’re new to homeownership or you’ve owned a home for several years, there’s simply no denying the fact that the quality of your heating and cooling systems has a direct impact on your quality of life and your wallet. That’s why we’ve come up with this brief list to help you understand the importance of keeping up with things like HVAC system repairs, furnace installation, and maintenance needs.
Maintain Optimal Energy Usage
Whether you’re looking at a new furnace installation or a routine HVAC inspection, you should understand the relationship between your HVAC system and your energy use. If a system is old and outdated, then it’s likely that it will need to work quite hard to maintain the right temperature in your home. For example, were you aware of the fact that every industry has its own golden standard, and the HVAC world is no different? The Air Standard, as we call it, means that air must be 68 F (20 C) with a 36% relative humidity at 14.7 PSI (pounds per square inch). Keeping up this gold standard is only possible with regular maintenance and repairs.
Furthermore, even the slightest bit of damage to a piece of equipment can also lead to it having to work much harder than necessary. As you may have guessed by now, when these systems have to work harder than necessary, they also end up using far more energy than necessary.
Save Money on Monthly Utility Bills
Once you’re sure that your HVAC systems are working properly, you can rest assured that these changes will be reflected on your next utility bill. As we discussed, damaged or outdated equipment can suck up lots of valuable energy usage, leading to bloated utility bills at the end of the month. In this way, investing in regular HVAC inspections and repairs can really lead to some substantial savings, especially when you zoom out and look at any larger frame of time. If you’re consistently saving money each and every month on your bill, then you only need to take a step back and examine the numbers briefly to really understand just how much money you’re saving.
Improve Air Quality
Many homeowners are simply unaware of just how much of an impact their HVAC systems have on the air that circulates throughout their home’s interior. Sure, it’s easy enough for most folks to consider the fact that these systems impact the temperature of the air in their homes. However, many people never even think about the effect that a furnace installation or HVAC replacement can have on the quality of the air inside.
As you probably know, heat pumps, furnaces, and air conditioners use complex filters and components to move air throughout your home’s ducts. When even just one single part is broken, outdated, or malfunctioning, it can introduce all kinds of nasty unwanted particles into the air of your home. This means you may put yourself and the members of your family at risk of breathing in potentially harmful compounds. This is why it’s so important to make sure that you’re keeping up on the maintenance of your HVAC systems, and also investing in a new furnace installation from time to time once your current furnace gets beyond its prime.
At Wilson Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. our team of experienced professionals is here to make sure that your home is ready for the season, whatever it may bring. Curious about how we can help with an upcoming furnace installation or other HVAC services? Get in touch today to learn more.