How To Make Your HVAC System Last Longer

With a good installation and occasional upkeep, your furnace or air conditioner could easily last 10 to 15 years. What you get in the final years of the equipment’s life span depends on what you put into it. If you schedule regular A/C maintenance with an HVAC professional, you might reach a decade with a barely noticeable decline in output. If you do not make furnace maintenance a priority, it may not last a decade.

Here are four reasons you will be glad you got a tune-up once a year.

1. Improves Output and Lowers Energy Consumption

Everyone wants the best from their HVAC systems. On the coldest days in the Denver area, you deserve to have a furnace running at peak efficiency. Maintenance provides that extra layer of protection, by confirming that everything is working properly in the first place.

Everyone wants the best from their HVAC systems. On the coldest days in the Denver area, you deserve to have a furnace running at peak efficiency. Maintenance provides that extra layer of protection, by confirming that everything is working properly in the first place.

On the inside of your air conditioner or furnace, there are a variety of working parts that can wear out or get dirty. This is a common cause of lower output or higher energy usage over time. The necessary cleaning, lubrication and testing helps them work as good as new, and your utility bills will show it.

2. Prevents Minor Issues From Becoming Major Problems

Your HVAC equipment runs like a well-oiled machine, if you keep it well-oiled. Every now and then, a belt will wear out or you will have to deal with a dirty evaporator coil. These problems can be fairly simple to solve if a professional catches them in time.

Once one part starts to fail, the rest of the system has to work harder. This can age the equipment before its time, costing you more for furnace repair and maintenance. Identifying those concerns and forming a plan to address them might save you thousands of dollars in replacement.

3. Helps You Monitor the System

If you own a home or small business, chances are pretty good that you do not spend a lot of time looking inside your air conditioner or furnace. If you tried to perform routine service on these machines, you might not know what to identify. In addition, some tasks can void manufacturers’ warranties if they are not done by a trained professional.

People who invest the time to verify that their systems are running well every few months will enjoy equipment that runs longer. If anything goes wrong, you can work with your HVAC technician to find a solution that addresses the problem.

4. Provides Opportunities for Expert Advice

You might be surprised how much proper use of a furnace or air conditioner depends on the system you have and where you live. If you think about how people in Phoenix would use an air conditioner differently than those of us living in Colorado, it makes sense.

When you pay for expert service, that is precisely what you get. Take the opportunity to ask questions about your use of the system, and how you can get better output without taxing it. If you follow the advice, it could help make air conditioner maintenance and repair that much easier for you.

Grand Home Services understands that your HVAC equipment is an investment you would like to keep for its lifetime. We firmly believe maintenance is the best way to achieve that goal. Take advantage of our heating and cooling maintenance services at the beginning of the season, and you will reap the rewards.

To schedule a consultation in Denver, Aurora, Littleton and the surrounding areas, contact us today at 720-365-1187.

Author Information

 – Brian Gimbel is owner of Grand Home Services, LLC, which provides HVAC repair and service with a focus on high-quality customer service. Based in Aurora, Colorado, Grand Home Services provides furnace repair services and air conditioning repairs in Denver and surrounding suburbs.