What can you expect from your tuned-up HVAC system? Is the cost of a preventative maintenance agreement really worth it? You should consider that some benefits of regular maintenance are immediate and some that help to prevent future problems from developing. Preventive maintenance can be a great benefit to you whether your goal is saving money, protecting your family, or preventing breakdowns and repairs. If you have any questions or would like more details please feel free to contact us or ask your technician the next time they are at your house.
Maximize Efficiency & Prolong Life with Preventative Maintenance
Benefits of Routine Maintenance
Lower Energy Bills
You might assume that since the equipment is heating or cooling your home without any problems that everything is good-to-go. But have you looked at your energy bills lately? Have you noticed a gradual increase in your bills?
A neglected HVAC system slowly loses its ability to keep your home comfortable with the same efficiency it did. HVAC systems consume less energy after receiving maintenance, just like a car gets better gas mileage after a tune up.
Calling for a tune-up could help catch problems before they become bigger or you lose heating or cooling during the wrong time of the year.
For example, a fraying belt could result in strange operating noises. If a technician notices the fraying belt before it breaks, you can avoid the expensive repair from a snapped belt whipping around inside the system.
It's incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable when equipment breaks down on a 100+ degree summer afternoon or frigid winter night - when you need your HVAC system most – maintenance greatly diminishes the chances of this happening.
Safety and Longevity
Air conditioners, furnaces and other HVAC equipment perform better when it's regularly serviced and cleaned. One bad part can cause a domino effect that causes the entire system to malfunction or quit working. Regular maintenance can prevent problems and add years of life to your unit.
A failing HVAC system can endanger your family. If the furnace develops a crack in the heat exchanger, carbon monoxide gas escapes and poisons the air you breathe. An electric HVAC system can develop a short circuit, becoming a fire hazard if ignored. Your family's safety is worth the annual fee for a preventive maintenance agreement.