Are you noticing more dust accumulation than usual around your house? If the surfaces in your home can't pass the finger-swipe test (even after you just dusted), your HVAC system could be ready for some fall maintenance. Unlike pruning those wayward hedges, HVAC service is one fall home maintenance item you really can't afford to put off. Here's why you should have your system serviced this fall.

  1. You'll Prolong the Life of Your Equipment
    Routine maintenance and service will help your HVAC system last longer. Simply keeping your heating and cooling systems free from dust and debris can help to prevent an inconvenient, not to mention costly, failure down the road.

  2. Your Home Will Be Healthier
    Proper HVAC service and maintenance won't just help you keep the dust at bay, it can also contribute to better health for you and your family. Changing your furnace filter and having regular vent and duct cleanouts is an important part of improving your indoor air quality. HVAC systems that are not regularly inspected can pose additional health and safety risks, including dangerous gas leaks.

  3. Your Energy Costs May Go Down
    When HVAC systems are clean and functioning properly, they operate more efficiently. Having your HVAC serviced each fall can save you money in the form of energy cost savings over time. When you have your fall inspection, you can discuss your HVAC setup with an expert who can tell you whether it's time for repairs or replacement. Sometimes upgrading to a more efficient unit is a smart investment that pays for itself over time in the form of lower energy costs.

  4. You May Be Required to Have HVAC Service per Your Warranty
    If any of your HVAC equipment carries a warranty, read it carefully. Some manufacturers of water heaters, furnaces or air conditioners may require you to have routine maintenance and inspections done in order to keep your warranty coverage. If a component of your HVAC system fails due to a lack of maintenance, you'll likely be stuck with the cost of replacement, even if you opted for the extra coverage.

    If you haven't given much thought to your heating and cooling systems lately, it might be time to call in a trusted HVAC professional for a tune-up. For answers to your questions about getting your HVAC system ready for fall or to schedule an appointment, contact the professionals at Ragsdale today.

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