It is tremendously important to stay up to date on your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. Regular HVAC service has proven to be effective and cost-efficient. Viviano recommends regular maintenance on your HVAC systems for optimal performance and comfortability in your home.

Why Is HVAC Service Necessary?

Keeping up with your HVAC systems will benefit your health and prevent expensive repairs down the road. Like your body when you’re sick, your HVAC system works harder when it starts having issues and, in turn, raises your utility bills. Emergency repairs can be costly, so it is essential to combat the issue before it creates a serious problem. Maintaining your HVAC systems will prolong its life and lower energy costs, saving you money.

Aside from being cost-efficient, regular maintenance benefits those suffering from severe allergies, asthma, and respiratory issues. When performing regular maintenance, your air filters are changed, allowing them to improve the air quality in your home and run more efficiently. Without regular maintenance, allergens build up in your filter and are circulated throughout your home.

How Frequently Should I Service My Equipment?

We recommend cleaning your air filters every 1-3 months to unclog any trapped contaminants, including dust and pet dander. Aside from changing your air filters, we suggest having an HVAC professional, such as Viviano, inspect and maintain your systems every six months. Professionals use maintenance checklists to spot potential issues that may cause your system to break in the future.

What Time of Year is Best to Schedule an HVAC Service Appointment?

We believe the best times to schedule service appointments are before the heat of the summer and the cold winter months hit. When heat waves hit, your air conditioner works overtime to keep your house cool. Maintenance technicians inspect your air conditioner so it does not break down from working overtime during the extreme heat.

In addition to preparing for the heat of the summer, it is important to have someone come out for annual furnace maintenance before the cold winter hits. If your furnace breaks down, it will make your home unbearably cold and cost you a pretty penny on emergency repair services. Staying proactive will reduce repair costs, lower your energy bills, and extend the life of your systems.

When Should I Schedule an Emergency Service Appointment?

It never fails that your HVAC systems will break down at the most inconvenient times. With routine maintenance, your HVAC systems should last up to a decade, but it is still important to know the warning signs signaling your system may be in trouble. If you notice any of these issues, tackling them before they become serious problems is crucial. Having an HVAC professional inspect your system will help you determine if it’s time to repair or replace your system.

Some common signs of HVAC problems include:

  • Burning smells
  • Grinding or squealing noises
  • Dirty filters
  • Rotting smells
  • Spikes in utility bills
  • Reduced air quality
  • Puddles around your unit
  • Unevenly heated/cooled rooms

Choosing the Right HVAC Service Provider

Your HVAC systems control the quality of air circulating your home and should not be neglected. Regular maintenance will keep the airflow in your home consistent and prevent costly repairs. Viviano offers a maintenance membership program, so you never have to worry about neglecting your HVAC systems again. Contact us today to schedule your maintenance appointment before it’s too late. Let the professionals handle your HVAC needs and take the stress off your shoulders.