Your HVAC unit is a strong machine and it can survive a long time without any TLC. A good unit is built to last, however, it is ill-advised to neglect routine maintenance. Your unit may function, but the problems that are silently going undetected can cost you money and more. There are many reasons to take good care of your a/c. Here are a few reason why you should put in the effort.
Without routine maintenance, your unit can get dirty. Although the actual dirt is self contained, and you cannot visually see the dirt, does not indicate that a silent and serious problem can be going on. The air in our home is insulated to keep in heat in the winter and cool in the summer, therefore, we need to ensure that the air is clean. Airborne particles from a dirty air filter can cause mold build up on the duct work. This will produce airborne particles that can cause a host of health problems that are more than money, when discussing your health. For example, dust, smoke, pollen and tobacco can get trapped in the ducts and can cause toxic out put that your air will receive which can cost you more than money. Some of the symptoms that can be brought on are allergies, coughing, sore throat, eye irritation, and fatigue.
Hidden Or Trapped Animals
Poorly maintained ducts are a haven for insect colonies and all manner of trapped animals can get caught in the ducts of your home. It is not uncommon for the air in your home to contaminated with the bacteria from animal feces or decomposing skin tissue of deceased animals. The air that is blown into your home is only as clean as what is in your ducts. Your respiratory system can become distressed by the mold and mildew produced by the heating of some of these animals trapped in the ducts. Contact Vredevoogd Heating & Cooling as we have successfully cleaned many ducts all over the Lansing, Michigan area.
Without cleaning your filter and clearing your ducts, your a/c system is working overtime and can cause dirty condenser coils and malfunctioning capacitors. This can cause a host of problems that could eventually result in a failing system. Keep up to date with these easy preventive maintenance tips by contacting Vredevoogd Heating & Cooling and you can prevent expensive repairs. Contact us at 517-507-4174.