Your HVAC system is like your heartbeat. You depend on it to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But most of the time, you probably don’t think about the fact that it’s there and just takes it for granted. But like any other system, if you don’t take care of it, it can break down. With HVAC systems, in particular, they always seem to go out on the coldest day of the winter or the hottest day of the summer. Not only is it always at an inconvenient time, but you may have to wait longer for service on those days. The good news is that you can prevent a lot of these disasters from happening by simply maintaining your HVAC system. We can keep your system working in tip-top shape before disasters happen.

1. Breathe Cleaner Air

One of the reasons that many of us move to Denver is for the cleaner mountain air. While that helps you enjoy the outdoors, it does no good if your indoor air quality is poor. Getting a Fujitsu HVAC Denver inspection is one way that we can make sure your indoor air quality is in good shape.

Particularly if you have allergies, maintenance can really improve your breathing. You don’t want to be breathing in dust and other particles from dirty air inside your house. Indoor air quality is another one of those things that you probably don’t think about too often; after all, you can’t see it, so you might not even know how bad it is. But once you get your HVAC system maintained, you can often tell the difference immediately, just because you’re breathing so much easier.

2. Ensure Your Family’s Safety

Safety is often the first thing most people think of when it comes to good reasons for HVAC maintenance. Each year, an estimated 45,900 fires occur in the U.S., leading to more than 200 deaths and resulting in $506 million in property losses.

What’s especially sad is that many of these catastrophes are preventable with proper maintenance. We can look at your furnace, in particular, for potential problems that could lead to a fire and fix them before you have to learn about it the hard way.

3. Lower Utility Bills

Not only is it important for your health and safety to maintain your HVAC system, but you can also lower your utility bills. Having a properly maintained HVAC system can significantly lower your utility bills, which is always appreciated during the coldest months of a Denver winter. Sometimes, even having dust or debris on a part inside your HVAC system is enough to make it work much less efficiently.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling your home are the two biggest sources of electricity use. Even something as simple as changing your home air filters can save five to 15 percent. When it comes to maintaining your HVAC system, it’s not a matter of whether or not you can afford it–it’s really a question of whether or not you can afford not to do it.

4. Lower Your Repair Costs

It’s always cheaper to maintain your HVAC system than to fix it when it’s not working. During an HVAC tune-up, we inspect the crucial parts of your system, including the pipes and ductwork. We can replace or repair your HVAC system as needed before it becomes a bigger and more expensive problem.

Your heating system has likely been dormant for several months. Although you might assume that it will just start right back up without any problems, you don’t know that for sure. If your furnace needs repairs, it’s always better to repair it in advance than to discover that it’s not working once it gets really cold outside.

5. Look For Upgrades

When you get your HVAC system maintained, you probably don’t want to think of spending even more money. But often, particularly if your HVAC system is older, upgrades can save you money in the long run. Particularly if you moved into your home, the HVAC system is probably leftover from the previous owners. You don’t know what the previous owners did in terms of the HVAC unit in your house. Homeowners have discovered everything from disconnected dryer vents to installing parts that aren’t compatible with your system.

By getting an inspection, we can make sure everything is working properly–and recommend updates if it isn’t. If you do end up needing a new HVAC system, it will most likely save you a lot of money in the long run, just because new systems are so much more energy-efficient than older ones.

If you haven’t had your HVAC system inspected recently, do it now before the coldest days of winter are upon us. Book your service appointment today.