Despite the fact that HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) systems can allow for comfortable living and working environments all-year round, they still need to be properly maintained in order to work correctly and efficiently.

This is something Athena Air knows all too well. Time and time again, our trained technicians have visited homes and businesses to repair HVAC problems that could have been easily avoided with regular maintenance.

But what else do you need to know about HVAC maintenance to ensure their successful operation?

How often is HVAC maintenance required?

Most manufacturers will recommend that your HVAC system be maintained no less than twice a year. This might seem overly frequent, but not only does it ensure the continual running of your HVAC system, it can also prevent costly breakdowns and repairs in the future too.

For example, over 40 per cent of all air conditioning breakdowns are caused because of little to no maintenance. As soon as dirt gets into the system, parts are more likely to rust and get ruined.

What’s more, the money and energy saving benefits of regular HVAC maintenance can be enormous. Costs are often as much as 50 per cent lower than for those who continue to maintain equipment reactively or after something goes wrong.

You can do your bit by changing the air filter every 60-90 days. This has been known to lower an HVAC’s electricity use by 5-15 per cent. You may also want to check the owner’s manual, as this will often include simple preventive maintenance checklists with helpful instructions.

Why choose an HVAC maintenance contract?

Seeing as you will need a professional to carry out the main aspects of maintenance due to the technical and complicated nature of most systems, entering into a HVAC maintenance contract is always a good idea.

That way, you can rest assured that your HVAC unit will continue to work smoothly and efficiently. Also, you can protect any investment or warranty on the unit, as some companies won’t accept HVAC repair claims if the issue is due to lack of maintenance.

Who should maintain your HVAC unit?

Athena Air aims to ensure consistency and accuracy with all repairs and maintenance by placing a focus on frequent training of all employees. We are 100 per cent transparent in all of our communication and take great pride in the quality of every HVAC maintenance job.

For more information, contact us today.