How HVAC maintenance can prevent disaster

hvac maintenanceIt’s not uncommon for house fires to have been caused by heater or air conditioning problems. In fact, between 2012 and 2016, fifteen percent of reported home fires were caused by heating equipment, and the leading factor was the lack of cleaning and care. In 2014, 7,800 home structure fires were caused by air conditioning or related equipment for similar reasons.

Remember to change your filter

It is important to have your HVAC unit properly maintained at least once a year to make sure that it will be safe and in good working order. You should also change or clean your filter once a quarter and make sure that leaves, dirt, and other debris don’t clog your exterior unit. If you hire professionals to take care of your maintenance needs, you can have peace of mind that your unit is going to be a lot safer- one less thing for you to remember and have it looked at by someone who knows what they are doing!

HVAC maintenance by a pro

By having a professional look at your HVAC unit, you can often prevent many problems from starting in the first place. A licensed technician can spot warning signs before they turn into major emergencies. They can also find and repair issues before they make the entire system malfunction. If your unit is not working properly, it uses more energy to try to work. This will raise your electric bills and cause extra wear and tear on your unit itself. By having your system regularly maintained, you can stay ahead of problems in many cases.

Watch out for warning signs that your HVAC unit needs attention. If you notice a rotten egg or burning smell in your home, be sure to get help immediately. You do not want to have to worry about a fire occurring when it can be prevented. You should also look out for moisture leaks. By paying attention to your home’s systems and having regular maintenance services performed on your HVAC unit, you can stop disasters from occurring.

By choosing to have experts take care of your maintenance needs, you can end up saving a lot of money in the long run. Regular maintenance services performed over a few years are a lot cheaper than having to fix one emergency that could be prevented or one large fire that could destroy your entire home. It is important to have a trusted company take care of your HVAC maintenance requirements.

Professionals can inspect all of the electrical components on your HVAC unit to make sure that they are working the way that they are supposed to. It is important to fix any broken, worn or missing components so that everything works safely. There are quite a few moving parts on your system that need to be lubricated regularly too so that they will work well and last for as long as possible. There are also a few precision parts that can degrade over time and replacing one valve is a lot less costly than replacing an entire HVAC unit!

Hammock’s AC is proud to serve the local communities of Cartersville, Rosewell, Crabapple, Alpharetta, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. For questions contact us, Call (678) 853-7761 today!