February 4, 2021
AC R-22 in Festus, MO

The comfort that your HVAC system provides is key to the enjoyment of your Festus home. That’s why it’s so important to take care of your HVAC system through the years so that there is a lesser chance of your HVAC system breaking down when you need it most. At Bone Heating & Cooling, we’re big believers in regular system maintenance because we see the effects of good HVAC maintenance in our own homes. To learn more about the HVAC maintenance process, check out this insider’s perspective on the importance of maintaining your HVAC system.

What’s Involved in a Typical Maintenance Visit?

When a technician from Bone Heating & Cooling visits your home, they will work hard to check every component of your HVAC system for proper operation. Before the heating season, they will check to make sure your furnace burner is clean and burning properly and that your heat exchanger isn’t showing any signs of cracks.

They will check your outdoor condenser for your air conditioner before the cooling season to make sure the compressor is working properly and that you don’t have any refrigerant leaks. They will also clean, lubricate, and visually inspect your other HVAC components to ensure they have a clean bill of health.

How Often Should You Schedule HVAC Maintenance?

A typical HVAC system from Bone Heating & Cooling is made up of two different units: the furnace and the air conditioner. Each of these units is used for approximately six months every year. Since each unit operates independently, it’s important to have each unit checked prior to the season when it’s used the most. Therefore, a technician from Bone Heating & Cooling should be coming to your home approximately every six months to ensure that you’re set up to enjoy optimal home comfort during the upcoming season.

What Are the Benefits of Frequent HVAC Maintenance?

Some people question the need to maintain their HVAC system every six months since it is an ongoing cost. However, you stand to gain multiple benefits when you have your system maintained on this schedule. One benefit is that your system is likely to last longer. Since all of the components will be properly lubricated and cleaned, they are less likely to wear down to the point that they stop working.

Plus, your system will run more efficiently since it won’t have to work as hard to create conditioned air. This will help save energy on your utility bills. Finally, a technician from Bone Heating & Cooling will be able to tell you well ahead of time when your system is in need of replacement. This can give you a significant amount of time to save money so that you’re prepared when your system does fail.

Do All Systems Need To Be Maintained on the Same Schedule?

As HVAC technology improves, there continue to be new varieties of HVAC equipment available on the market. No matter what type of equipment you have, though, the same standard of approximately every six months is a good rule of thumb to follow.

For example, if you have a heat pump, a system that uses every component throughout the year, it’s still a good idea to have someone from Bone Heating & Cooling stop by to check on this equipment twice a year to make sure it’s operating properly. This will help limit unexpected repair calls that can cause inconveniences in your daily life.

What Is the Lifespan of an HVAC System?

To further emphasize the importance of regular HVAC maintenance, it’s important to consider the average lifespan of typical HVAC equipment. When it comes to both furnaces and air conditioners, you can expect to get 15 years out of each unit. While this is a fairly decent length of time, it would be nice if you could get a longer lifespan from each unit so that the initial cost of each unit could be spread over a longer period of time.

Fortunately, with regular maintenance from Bone Heating & Cooling, some systems, especially furnaces, have been known to last 20, 30, even 40 years. While we can’t guarantee a specific lifespan, this example does illustrate the economic impact that regular maintenance can make.

We’ll Take Care of Your HVAC Maintenance

At Bone Heating & Cooling, we want to partner with you to help your HVAC components last as long as possible. In addition to HVAC maintenance, we also offer repairs and installation for both air conditioners and furnaces. We can also install fireplaces, take care of ductwork fabrication, maintain indoor air quality equipment, and more. Our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau speaks to the type of service that you can expect to receive when you give us a call. To learn more about maintaining your HVAC system, give us a call at Bone Heating & Cooling today.

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