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How Professional Maintenance Makes Your Home More Comfortable

repairmen-two-door-ladderWhen is the last time you had a professional HVAC technician (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) in your home? If you’re like most people, you only call in an HVAC company when something goes wrong, or when you need a new system installed. This means it may have been years since your last visit, but we think this is a mistake.

As the years go by, it may take longer for your air conditioner to cool your home, or a heater to warm it up. It doesn’t have to be this way! Professional AC and heating maintenance makes your home more comfortable, and helps to prevent problems that leave you without any AC or heat when you need it. Call a local technician to inspect your HVAC equipment today!

Equipment Runs More Smoothly

After a tune-up of your air conditioning equipment, the components are likely to run more smoothly. A technician will perform a number of tasks intended to help the parts work efficiently. For example, they may lubricate the motors, tighten an electrical connection, or simply tighten a loose screw. They’ll also let you know if you should make an appointment for a system repair, but it’s worth it if your system is in better condition.

Your Home Cools or Heats Faster

After a tune-up and any necessary repairs, your home should get cool (or warm) faster than before. The components no longer need to work so hard to keep you comfortable, so they are able to expend less energy. No more cranking up the thermostat with poor results (and this is bad for your systems anyway)!

The Air Quality May Improve

One major way a tune-up can improve comfort is by better your indoor air quality. A certain about of dirt and debris can build up within a system over time, even though you (hopefully) change your air filter regularly. With professional maintenance, some of this is cleaned off, while the rest may be taken care of in a future appointment if a technician recommends adding additional air quality equipment to your ducts.

You Don’t Have to Worry about System Breakdowns

What’s less comfortable than a complete system breakdown when you need your heating and AC equipment the most? This is most likely to happen in severe weather, which is why we recommend tuning up and inspecting equipment when the weather outside is mild. A technician may tell you a component needs repair, but at least you won’t have to worry about this happening unexpectedly!

Bonus: You Save!

Routine maintenance isn’t all about staying comfortable. With regular maintenance done on your AC and heating systems twice a year, you can save quite a bit of money on your monthly bills and on repairs. Making repairs sooner always costs less than an emergency repair in the middle of summer. In addition, a smoothly operating system uses less energy, which means you save on those energy bills!

Schedule your air conditioner and heater maintenance in Lake City, FL today. Contact the team at Touchstone Heating & Air Inc.

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