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6 Reasons Why Heater Maintenance is Crucial (Even During Summer)

During the intense, late summer heat of the low desert, maintaining your heater and furnace is probably one of the last things on your mind. However, there are many long-term benefits to year-round heater maintenance in Coachella Valley.

Just like preventative maintenance on your vehicle, or preventative care with your own health, avoiding issues with ongoing maintenance of your heater and furnace rather than waiting to treat symptoms when they come up can save you headache as well as a large, unplanned repair bill. That’s why our experts at Earl’s Air Conditioning have laid out the top 5 reasons that seasonal heater maintenance is crucial:

1.    Energy Efficiency

Whether you are concerned about your environmental footprint or want to keep your utility bill low (or both!), running an energy efficient HVAC system is important. Natural wear and tear of the mechanics of your HVAC system can lead to inefficiency of the system’s functions causing higher energy bills, and potential poor air quality and environmentally harmful leakages. Keeping your system cleaned, its components lubricated, and the filter changed allows your system to run optimally by decreasing the amount of energy needed to function.

2.     Longevity of Your HVAC Equipment

Just like your vehicle, regular maintenance of your heater and furnace equipment extends the life of your system. While some issues may still come up with your HVAC system, ensuring it is running optimally will decrease the chances that small issues become hefty, expensive malfunctions. Prolonging the life of your HVAC system also decreases the cost of having to install an entirely new system due to total failure or breakdowns caused by neglect.

3.     Stay Covered Under Warranty

Many warranties indicate that annual maintenance is required to keep your warranty valid. While you will want to refer to your system’s specific warranty information to ensure you are following its necessary guidelines, we recommend maintaining records of at least one annual checkup by an HVAC professional, so your manufacturer’s warranty is not voided. While we recommend seasonal maintenance, the end of summer or beginning of fall is an ideal time for an annual maintenance visit before you start to crank that heater during those cold desert nights in winter.

4.     Keep Ahead of Repair Costs

Regular HVAC maintenance can reduce repair costs by 95%—this is because catching potential or small issues is much less costly than having to repair a major issue with your system, replace mechanical parts, or even replace the system altogether. Our professionals will ensure your system is maintained and functioning optimally and if there are any concerns or issues that need to be fixed immediately to avoid future risk of failure of your system. Consider the cost of a seasonal maintenance visit an investment, as it is much cheaper to maintain than to repair!

5.     Indoor Air Quality

Keeping your indoor air clean and your family safe is of top priority. With heating systems, furnaces are designed to release carbon monoxide as exhaust; however, while this is a normal operation of how furnaces work, malfunction occurs when the exhaust pipe that is intended to vent carbon monoxide outside instead leaks inside your home, therefore polluting the air of your home and creating a potential hazardous environment.

In addition to preventative measures of potential deadly carbon monoxide leaks, seasonal maintenance can also prevent circulation of dirty, contaminated air such as:

  • Mold
  • Pet dander
  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Cigarette smoke and residue
  • Bacteria
  • Other allergens

Lower air quality can increase allergy symptoms and exposure to contaminants may lower your immune system. Rather than wait for a health emergency, Earl’s AC recommends Coachella Valley HVAC maintenance visits before allergy and flu season, even if winter and heater use isn’t on your mind just yet.

6.     Overall Home Comfort

Through regular maintenance, your system will be functioning optimally, providing steady air flow and dependable temperature control. Preventative measures ensure you can sleep easy knowing that whenever you want to run your heater, your HVAC system will be ready without need of repair and disrupting your quality of life.

Increasing your comfort within your home environment is not only about temperature—it is knowing that your family is breathing clean safe air, saving money by running an energy-efficient system, and perhaps most of all, not having to worry about stressful unexpected repair costs.

At Earl’s Air Conditioning in Coachella Valley, we believe that seasonal HVAC maintenance in in your best interest when it comes to comfort, safety, and budget. Call Earl’s Air Conditioning for a free quote TODAY!

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