The HVAC system in your Asheboro, North Carolina, home is one of the biggest investments in your comfort. Although your HVAC system doesn’t need attention most of the time, you still want to be proactive against some of the significant threats against it.

Forgoing Regular Maintenance

Assuming your HVAC system will run fine without maintenance is one of the biggest threats to your HVAC system. Most of the time, your system works great without interference. 

However, you still need to change the filters and have a professional perform maintenance at least once a year.

Clogged filters can cause your system to use extra energy and break down faster. Without maintenance, small problems could turn into significant breakdowns quickly.

The Forces of Mother Nature

Storms, floods and animals all pose a threat to your HVAC system. Storms cause power surges, which can short out your HVAC system or ruin it completely. Falling branches and floods can also cause damage to your outdoor unit. 

During the winter, animals tend to seek refuge in your outdoor unit to escape the cold, which can lead to damage. Be proactive about keeping your unit safe from Mother Nature throughout the year.

Wear and Tear From Aging

Unfortunately, regardless how much you protect your system, its age will eventually catch up to it. As your system ages, it loses efficiency. It also becomes more prone to breaking down. While you can’t change its age, you can prevent it from aging too fast by changing the filters, scheduling maintenance and not running your system on high around the clock.

If your system is older, you may want to consider replacing it before it breaks down. Buying a new system could save you money on your utility bills, and it gives you time to shop around while your current system still works.

If you need preventive maintenance on your system, we’re the people to call. Contact Charlie’s Heating and Cooling at (336) 629-5453 to schedule an appointment today.

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