Heating and cooling. They are two of the most important utilities that you can have in your house.
It is so important that the industry is predicted to have a major boom in the next decade. It is predicted to increase in value by over $10 billion.
If you currently have a cooling and heating system, you may be wondering how long yours is going to last. You may also be wondering how often you will have to maintain it.
Well, this guide will give you some insight on how often you should service your HVAC system.
Timing Your Service
The first thing that you will want to consider is when you should have your system serviced. Well, when you think about it, the best times to have this system serviced will be right before you are going to use it the most.
For a heating system, this is likely going to be during the fall season. As for a cooling system, this is likely going to be in the spring season before a hot and/or humid summer comes to you.
Timing it at these times of year allows you to check for any issues before you will likely have the most use for this system. Let’s face it, you want to make sure that it is working before your heating system breaks down in a blizzard or your cooling system breaks down in a heat wave.
Doing it at these times allows you to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
Checking Yearly Gas Bills
Another thing to consider is what your annual gas bill looks like. The average American spends about $667 per year on natural gas to heat their home.
While this can vary depending on what part of the country you live in, it is a good indication of where you should be if your system is operating at its normal capacity.
What happens if it is not operating as normal? If there are signs of a breakdown and you do not have regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system, you can end up finding out the hard way.
When these systems start to break down, you will notice it with your wallet. That is because it takes more energy and more effort to produce heat and air conditioning when these functions are not operating properly.
So, what can you do about this? The answer is that you should check each at least once per year to make sure these issues do not sneak up on you for your next gas bill or electric bill.
Service Your HVAC System
At the end of the day, you should be having annual service on your HVAC system to make sure issues like unexpected breakdowns or high electric bills do not sneak up on you. Make sure you time this right to avoid issues when you need these the most.
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