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Why HVAC Maintenance is Critical to the Longevity of Your HVAC System

HVAC system manufacturers develop a manual that directs users on best practices to get optimal benefits from their heating and cooling units. Ignoring these guidelines puts the unit in jeopardy and may compromise the quality of service it offers.

Unfortunately, most homeowners are not keen on reading the manufacturer’s recommendations regardless of their importance. Sadly, this often leads to lowered lifespan as the system begins to experience rapid wear and tear and could also need several avoidable repairs that affect the overall longevity of the unit. To prevent this from happening, stick to proposed care and maintenance. Several benefits come with doing this.

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Efficiency Saves Money

One essential benefit of HVAC maintenance is cost-saving. Regular cleaning, filter changes, and professional tune-up sessions will always ensure that the system is operating at its optimal. Consequently, you will experience fewer issues that require money expenditure. For instance, proper maintenance of HVAC systems prevents costly breakdowns. It also minimizes energy bills because the unit does not waste any energy.

Optimal operation of the HVAC system allows you to maintain the warranty if something unexpected happens. 

What’s more, your unit is also likely to serve you longer because the components are not under any form of strain that forces them to wear out or break down as they try to compensate for the losses. In the end, you save more money since you will not have to change or replace the unit before its due time.

Improved Air Quality

You also want to maintain your HVAC system to promote better air circulation regularly. Every homeowner knows how important it is to keep their house smelling and feeling fresh regardless of the time of year. After all, no one wants to stay in a stuffy home. Besides that, the air quality guaranteed by a well-maintained unit is essential as it affects the overall functioning of the unit, which translates to its ability to last longer.

For instance, when there is restricted airflow due to clogged filters, not enough air gets to the evaporator coils, thus triggering the coils to freeze when it gets cold. The moment such issues crop up, they may predispose the unit to severe complications that interfere with its integrity.
Frozen evaporator coils can cause severe damage that is often irreparable. You may have to replace your entire AC unit because of the shortened lifespan. In the end, ensuring that there is sufficient airflow into your system protects your investment.

Maintenance Protects Your HVAC System

It is horrid to come home after a few days of finding everything frozen just because the HVAC system failed to work as expected. Usually, this happens due to long periods of neglect that force the unit to break down when it is needed the most. The issue would be less dire if you were home to call for professional assistance. However, dealing with frozen pipes and the leaking AC is still disappointing. Unfortunately, the damage can be so severe that it becomes too expensive to repair or replace components.

What’s more, you could be exposing your family to the risk of carbon monoxide if the unit leaks gas without your knowledge. All these can be prevented by regularly maintaining the unit. If the repairs are too much, it will only make more sense to replace the unit even if it has not served you for as long as you wanted. Ensure to observe regular maintenance of the HVAC system if you want it to last long.

Get Peace of Mind

You will rest easy or even travel with peace, knowing that your HVAC unit is in top shape. This can only happen if you have invested in regular and professional HVAC maintenance. You will always know when there is an issue that needs immediate fixing and prevent it from getting out of hand.

Sometimes simple reparable problems grow into massive irreparable mistakes because they were ignored. The downside is that such ignorance could cost you an entire HVAC system, yet this should not have happened. Prolong the lifespan of your heating and cooling unit and give yourself peace of mind in the process.

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Customer Reviews

Called Absolute for my 81 year old landlord in the height of Summer heat. Scott came out to inspect the old beast of an AC and found many issues. He took the time to educate us, note everything, photograph it and provide several recommendations...and my stubborn landlord has done nothing LOL. A couple months later we asked that Scott come back out and he was there that same day.

Emily H.

Santa Ana, CA

I contacted Absolute Airflow to check my mother's AC, as it was not getting cold. The tech (Scott) arrived earlier than his scheduled time, and was very knowledgeable, professional, and most of very personable with my mother in letting her know that the issue was. Superb customer service Scott and thank you Absolute Airflow! I highly recommend Absolute Airflow.

Billy A.

Billy A.

Bellflower, CA

I have called in Absokite Airflow for my tankless water heater and A/C unit for maintenance. They were professional and took the safety precautions necessary including wearing a mask and cornering their shoes when entering my home. I recommend them highly. Shout out to Zack who took care of the tankless water heater.  They were professional and friendly.

Beatriz S.


Santa Fe Springs, CA

Carlos came to our house to access the A/C project and to give us an estimate. He was very knowledgeable and took his time to explain all the opinions in detail as well as the installation process and warranties. Tanner and Chris were the installers, they were very professional taking their time and attention to details. To keep our house clean while installing the new A/C system.

Robert M.

Robert M.

Whittier, CA