Be Comfortable at Home with a Well-Maintained Heating and Cooling System Published on January 02, 2015 Maintaining your heating and cooling system provides you with numerous benefits. Perhaps one of the most clear traits of a well-maintained HVAC system is its capability to boost indoor comfort painlessly, regardless of the weather outside. You can learn to discover the many ways you may enjoy greater comfort at home when your heating and cooling systems are maintained throughout the year. Cleaner Air One major component of regular maintenance for your heating and cooling system involves changing 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 send cleaner air throughout your home. When your HVAC system is filthy, the dirt and dust that accumulates in the system can be circulated with heated and cooled air as it is distributed to your vents. This means your family is continually breathing in air that is of a lower quality because your HVAC system is not well-maintained. Ensuring your furnace and air conditioner are clean at all times will lessen airborne contaminants for greater 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 there will always be a bit of noise associated with furnace and air conditioner operation, a poorly-maintained system will produce more noise as it functions. Noise might be due to loose parts, failing belts, and a variety of other factors that are addressed during routine tune-ups. Failing parts can even cause very disruptive noises, such as clangs, bangs, screeches, and grinding noises. All of these noises will disturb the peace and quiet in your home. By maintaining your HVAC system routinely, you’ll sidestep these noisy situations to ensure that your furnace and air conditioner work 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 have a tendancy to dry out the air during the heating process, causing irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and mouth. If your furnace uses a humidifier to maintain a comfortable level of humidity throughout the winter, your system requires 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. Chat with your HVAC service expert 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 may be turned off during the summer when added humidity is unneeded. Making sure your humidifier is maintained right along with your heating system will increase your indoor comfort levels during the heating season. You and your family deserve a healthy, safe and comfortable home. Learn how your HVAC system affects indoor comfort by reading through 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 801-436-8985 or schedule an appointment online.