The Importance of Maintaining Your Home’s HVAC Equipment

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The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system in your home is considered to be one of the most important, but often the most overlooked and neglected, components of a house.

The reality is, by keeping up with the maintenance of your HVAC system on a regular basis you will save money, live in a cleaner environment and save yourself the headache and cost of an unexpected issue.

Why You Need to Maintain Your Furnace

Let’s talk furnaces and heating systems. Your home’s heating system plays an integral part in maintaining the comfort, temperature and humidity of the building.  Most conventional forced air heating systems come standard with a 10-year parts and lifetime heat exchanger warranty.

However, to maintain this manufacturer’s warranty, regular yearly maintenance must be performed in order to validate the included manufacturer’s warranty. Some manufacturers even require maintenance records to authorize a warranty claim.

Maintenance records also will increase your home’s value when selling your house. It looks very attractive to a potential buyer that the previous owner has been proactive with performing annual maintenance.

The regulatory organization for the gas and propane industry, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), also mandates that any natural gas or propane fired equipment or appliance must be serviced and maintained yearly to ensure safe operation by a certified gas technician licensed with the TSSA.  

Finally, by getting maintenance on your furnace, you can detect issues such as carbon monoxide and gas leaks before they become a safety hazard to you and your family.

Why You Need to Maintain Your Air Conditioner

With spring approaching, your air conditioning system should be included as a top priority item on your spring maintenance to-do list. Maintaining your central or ductless air conditioning system will allow for increased performance, reliability and efficiency during the warmer months.

Just like your heating system, regular maintenance will preserve the integrity of the system as well as the manufacturer’s warranty.

Air conditioner maintenance consists of cleaning the outdoor condensing coil and the indoor evaporator coil of dirt, dust and debris, checking all electrical components and checking the refrigerant charge. It’s important that these tasks are carried out by a licenced 313-D refrigeration technician, as they have received the proper training and knowledge to carry out these tasks.

In addition, by getting maintenance done on your air conditioning unit, you can improve the overall air quality of your home by cleaning out dust and allergens from your HVAC system, making it more comfortable for you and your family.

Crystal Heating and Cooling has been providing residential and commercial HVAC maintenance services for Brantford and the surrounding area for the past 30 years. Our trained technicians provide excellent service and peace of mind when it comes to ensuring your home or businesses’ HVAC system is operating at peak performance and efficiency.

Consider our flexible protection plan and have peace of mind that your home’s heating and cooling system will be maintained without having to set reminders for yourself, or worse wait for something to break. Contact us at Crystal Heating and Cooling to learn more today!

By: Trevor Finn

Trevor Finn is the owner and president of Crystal Heating and Cooling. He has worked in the HVAC industry for almost 20 years.