As the weather warms up in Boulder, CO, your HVAC system will need a routine maintenance visit. Failure to schedule one will not only disrupt your comfort but will also result in costly repairs. Here we will discuss some of the issues that could arise in case you skip bi-annual HVAC maintenance.
Possible Refrigerant Leaks
Your HVAC system uses a liquid refrigerant running through a conduit to cool your home. If not properly maintained, the system could experience leaks. As a result, your HVAC system is unable to cool your home as expected.
Refrigerants are also harmful to the environment. If you turn on your system and notice that it does not produce cool air through vents, the problem could be due to refrigerant leaks. Therefore, we recommend you schedule maintenance services during this transitional period.
Cracked or Leaking Ducts
The ductwork is the medium in which your heating and cooling system supplies conditioned air to your home. Sometimes, due to many reasons, it develops holes and cracks that leak the conditioned air. The leaks reduce its efficiency and lead to expensive monthly bills.
If the leaks are on the return ducts, it draws unfiltered air that lowers your indoor air quality, especially the smog here in Boulder, CO. If ignored, this could lead to illnesses such as allergies and asthma. However, with regular inspections and maintenance, indoor air quality problems are easier to avoid.
A neglected HVAC system is far more likely to experience frequent issues and all-out failures that can be costly to repair. Your equipment will accumulate dust and debris on critical components such as the evaporator coil and air filters. For instance, if there is dust on the filters, the system often experiences reduced airflow, which forces it to work harder than it should.
Additionally, HVAC systems that are still under warranty require maintenance documentation from a professional contractor to validate a claim. For this reason, you need to have a maintenance plan just in case a problem arises.
For more information about our planned maintenance options, contact Vectra Mechanical HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing. Our team of experts can help you avoid numerous issues that could disrupt your day-to-day activities.
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