It is said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This concept can be applied to your home’s heating and cooling system. From extreme heat and humidity to bitter cold, radical changes in temperature can stress your heating and cooling equipment. Your HVAC system serves as the lungs and lifeblood of your home—neglect it and the results can be costly and disastrous. Regular preventative maintenance on your HVAC system is the best way to avoid costly repairs or replacements in the event of a system failure.
Research has shown that regular maintenance of your HVAC system can reduce your energy bills substantially. With regular tune-ups, your system can operate more efficiently and won’t have to work as hard to keep you comfortable. This can vastly reduce your energy costs. Not only will preventative maintenance ensure your system is operating at maximum efficiency but it will also increase your equipment’s longevity. You can extend years onto the life of your HVAC system by simply inspecting it once a year.
Preventative maintenance will also help keep emergencies at bay by inhibiting small repairs from becoming large ones. Every dollar you spend on maintenance can save you hundreds in repair or replacement costs. If not properly maintained, your HVAC equipment will exceed its design limitations and break down sooner than it should.
During inspections, an HVAC technician will:
- Check refrigerant levels, gas connections, and air filters for damage or leaks.
- Tighten electrical connections
- Clean condenser coils
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Check thermostats to ensure performance
Industry studies show that professional maintenance steps, like those listed above, can reduce common repairs up to 40%, increase your unit’s lifespan by 30%, and increase your system’s energy efficiency up to 30%. Your choice seems to be to do a little work now or a lot of work later. By taking a proactive approach to maintaining your HVAC system, you can avoid costly repairs, increase its efficiency, and reduce your energy costs. Contact us today to save money with our preventative maintenance services!