October 11, 2022
Why Get a Denver HVAC Tune-Up?
4 Reasons to Get Your Spring or Fall HVAC Tune Up
Your heating and air can significantly affect your quality of life. Your HVAC system directly impacts your safety, your health, your comfort and your finances. During frosty Denver winters it keeps you warm and during dry hot Denver summers, it keeps you cool. Is it time for an HVAC tune up? Our Denver HVAC team can help.
Safety, health, comfort and finances are four important factors when considering your home services company. Applewood ensures that your home’s mechanical system is in tip-top shape so you don’t have to worry about those four items. Our precision Denver heating and air conditioning tune-up is designed to keep you and your heating system happy.
Without regular maintenance and tune-ups, your HVAC can falter. Let’s look at a few of the common issues that arise without regular HVAC maintenance.
HVAC Safety Hazards
Depending on the type of system in your home, it utilizes either a blazing fire or high-voltage electricity to keep you warm in the winter. When everything is working properly that’s usually not a problem. When things go wrong, it can become a big problem! The second biggest cause of home fires is faulty heating equipment. Fires can be started by faulty appliances, including furnaces and heaters.
If your system is burning fuel, it’s also creating carbon monoxide (CO). CO is poisonous. It’s also colorless and odorless. You can’t see or smell it. If it leaks into your living area it can make you sick or even kill you. As part of our precision tune-up, we check your system for CO leaks and identify potential problems that could lead to leaks.
HVAC Health Hazards
An improperly maintained air system can lead to health problems. In most homes, heat is distributed through ducts using a motorized blower. Without proper filtration, that duct system could be distributing all kinds of nasty particles that can irritate allergy or asthma sufferers in your home.
Often, a simple leak in your duct system can have a dramatic impact on your air quality. While we’re conducting our precision tune-up, we’ll clean or replace your air filters and check for leaks and other problems that could make the air in your home a potential hazard.
Humidity control is also important to your health. Without a humidifier, the lower humidity levels created by your heating system can leave you more susceptible to disease and allergens. This occurs because your mucous membranes dry out, and can no longer provide a barrier against airborne infections as they normally would.
If you do have a humidification system, it needs proper maintenance like any system in your home. Don’t let it become a breeding ground for unhealthy bacteria and mold. Trust Applewood to tune your system properly.
Our homes have indoor heating and air to keep us comfortable. Strangely, many people get used to living uncomfortably. It becomes normal for them to be too hot or too cold, or put up with cold drafts or excessive heat. Fortunately, many of these problems can be solved with simple adjustments. Let us address leaks, drafts and uneven temperature issues in your home.
Just as humidity can affect your health, it can also affect your comfort. The average person feels most comfortable when the humidity level is between 35-50%. Anything outside that range feels unpleasant, even if the temperature is right. Applewood can help you find the right comfort range in your home.
HVAC and Your Finances
There are two major ways a precision HVAC tune-up can impact your finances. The first is by reducing your utility bills. A system that works properly will be more efficient and use less energy. You see the savings monthly.
A precision tune-up also saves you money by extending the life of your system. Imagine if you never changed the oil in your car – the engine wouldn’t last very long. The same principle applies to your home’s heating system. If you don’t maintain it, it will fail sooner than it should. When it does, it will cost much more to replace or repair it than it would to have invested in routine seasonal HVAC maintenance.
Maintain Your HVAC System
These are four big reasons why you should trust Applewood to conduct your home tune-up. Contact us today to schedule your annual maintenance with one of our experienced HVAC Denver, Boulder or Longmont technicians. We’ll keep your health, safety, comfort and finances all in good shape.