Be Comfortable at Home with a Well-Maintained Heating and Cooling System Published on January 02, 2015 Maintaining your heating and cooling system can give you plentiful benefits. Perhaps one of the most obvious traits of a well-maintained HVAC system is its ability to improve indoor comfort painlessly, regardless of the weather outside. Find out how to discover the many ways you will 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 function more efficiently and it will send cleaner air throughout your home. When your HVAC system is filthy, the dirt and dust that filters inside system can be carried with heated and cooled air as it is distributed to your vents. This means your family is continuously breathing in contaminated air because your HVAC system is not well-maintained. Making certain that your furnace and air conditioner are clean at all times will lower airborne contaminants for better 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 runs. Noise may be due to loose parts, failing belts, and a variety of other factors that are addressed during regular tune-ups. Failing parts may even cause loud, disruptive noises, such as clangs, bangs, screeches, and grinding noises. All of these noises will disrupt the peace and quiet in your home. By maintaining your HVAC system on a regular basis, you’ll elude these noisy situations to ensure that your furnace and air conditioner operate 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 work with a humidifier to preserve 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. Speak with your HVAC service professional 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 can be turned off during the summer when added humidity is unneeded. Ensuring your humidifier is maintained right along with your heating system will boost your indoor comfort levels during the heating season. You and your family deserve a comfortable, safe, and healthy 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 801-871-8425 or schedule an appointment online.