How a Maintained HVAC System Adds to Your Saint Charles Home Comfort

January 02, 2015

Maintaining your heating and cooling system offers amazing benefits. Perhaps one of the most clear traits of a well-maintained HVAC system is its ability to improve indoor comfort painlessly, regardless of the weather outside. Find out how to discover the many ways you will enjoy greater comfort at home when your heating and cooling systems are maintained throughout the year.

Cleaner Air

A great benefit of scheduled maintenance for your heating and cooling system involves swapping your furnace filter and cleaning out your furnace and air conditioner. These tasks are important for two reasons: a cleaner HVAC system will run more efficiently and it will disperse cleaner air throughout your home. When your HVAC system is nasty, the dirt and dust that filters inside system can be spread with heated and cooled air as it is distributed to your vents. This means your family is continuously breathing in lower quality air because your HVAC system is not well-maintained. Making sure your furnace and air conditioner are clean at all times will lower airborne contaminants for better comfort and health.

Quieter Function

In addition to adding heated or cooled air to your home, your HVAC system can also add something else—noise. While you’ll always have a bit of noise associated with furnace and air conditioner operation, a poorly-maintained system will produce more noise as it runs. Noise can be due to loose parts, failing belts, and a variety of other factors that are addressed during routine tune-ups. Failing parts may even cause loud, disruptive noises, such as clangs, bangs, screeches, and grinding noises. All of these noises will affect the peace and quiet in your home. By maintaining your HVAC system routinely, you’ll elude these noisy situations to ensure that your furnace and air conditioner run quietly to create a more relaxing home environment throughout the year.

Better Humidity Control

One of the most common wintertime complaints is dry air inside the home. Many furnaces tend to dry out the air during the heating process, bringing on irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and mouth. If your furnace uses a humidifier to preserve a comfortable level of humidity throughout the winter, your system calls for regular cleaning and maintenance as well. If your humidifier becomes clogged, dirty, or damaged, it won’t function properly and you’ll be left with dry air inside your home. Speak with your HVAC service professional during your furnace tune-up about checking and cleaning your humidifier as well. In a lot of cases, your humidifier’s water source may need to be turned on, as it might be turned off during the summer when added humidity is unnecessary. Ensuring your humidifier is maintained right along with your heating system will improve your indoor comfort levels during the heating season.

You and your family deserve a safe, healthy, and comfortable home. Learn how your HVAC system affects indoor comfort by browsing a number of other articles we have on our blog. If you need HVAC service or professional advice with regard to heating and cooling in your home, give us a call at 630-246-2698 or schedule an appointment online.