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3 Reasons to Schedule Fall HVAC Maintenance

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3 Reasons to Schedule Fall HVAC Maintenance
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HVAC maintenance may not be at the top of your priority list, but it’s still necessary. There are many reasons why homeowners in Palm Desert, CA, should not neglect HVAC maintenance this fall.

1. Maintaining Your Manufacturer’s Warranty

New HVAC systems nearly all come with either five-year or 10-year manufacturer’s warranties that cover major repairs and system replacements. As a condition of using this warranty, however, manufacturers typically require you to schedule professional maintenance for your system at least once annually. Failure to do this will cause an issue if your system should suffer any sort of catastrophic failure.

2. Maximizing System Efficiency

HVAC systems inevitably decline over time. Multiple causes may be behind this, including debris accumulation inside your system’s coils or air filters, refrigerant leaks, and fan failures. A maintenance technician can detect these things and resolve them when conducting routine maintenance on your system.

When system efficiency degrades, all aspects of performance follow suit. Primary system functions like heating and cooling will suffer, but so will secondary things like your system’s ability to filter air that it pulls in from outdoors, diminishing indoor air quality.

Most importantly, dropping system efficiency leads to unnecessarily high utility bills. If your HVAC system’s components are not functioning properly, it may compensate for any issues by consuming more energy in an effort to force out better results. Maintenance will eliminate this.

3. Prolonging System Life

A typical HVAC system should function well for 15-20 years before you will need to replace it with a new one. With periodic skilled maintenance, you’ll be able to somewhat prolong your system’s life and save on long-run installation and repair costs.

No homeowner should ignore HVAC maintenance. For help keeping your system in top shape this fall, call Esser Air Conditioning and Heating today and ask for our HVAC maintenance services.

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