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4 Reasons Your Home Needs an HVAC Maintenance Plan

If you could prevent the discomfort, inconvenience, and potential out-of-pocket expense of an HVAC repair, would you?

You can achieve this by requesting regular HVAC maintenance from an AC service company. This service provides care and upkeep to your unit by trained professionals.

Read to discover the top four reasons you should consider an HVAC maintenance plan for your home’s HVAC system. 

Higher Efficiency Means Lower Bills

Over time dirt, pet hair, dust, and other debris accumulate on your HVAC system’s filters and coils or blower wheel. A dirty HVAC system results in restricted airflow, which causes your unit to work harder and run longer. The result of this lack of efficiency is a higher energy bill

Cleaning the affected areas and servicing filters during routine maintenance will help ensure your unit runs at its most efficient level. Not only will you save money, but you’ll be sure to stay comfortable and cool when the weather calls for AC and stay warm when using your electric heat or furnace. 

Fewer Repairs

A service call for a major HVAC repair can be costly and uncomfortable. HVAC annual maintenance can lessen the probability you’ll experience a severe issue. Regular maintenance means catching problems before they cause your unit to fail.

Technicians can address minor issues like loose line voltage electrical connections, weak capacitors, or drain line clogs before they turn into significant problems down the road.

Mechanical parts wear out over time and fail, potentially causing damage or a complete shut down to your unit. Mechanical components are checked and replaced to proactively avoid a breakdown.

Extend the Life of Your Equipment

One failed component of your HVAC system can put stress on another part. When you’re maintaining the unit’s efficiency and addressing mechanical issues early, there is less wear and tear on all the parts of your unit. 

Preserve the Warranty

Many manufacturers offer extended parts and labor warranties with the agreement that you’ll maintain the unit using a licensed HVAC contractor. It’s in the manufacturer’s best interest to have the assurance that you are maintaining your new equipment, so extended warranties are often an option for customers who sign up for maintenance plans.

What to Expect With Your HVAC Maintenance Plan

Consider this HVAC maintenance checklist: 

  • Lubricate all bearings
  • Check operating pressures
  • Check refrigerant levels
  • Calibrate the thermostat
  • Clean the condenser coil
  • Service air handler filter
  • Check the electric heater elements and fuses
  • Clean the flame sensor and furnace cabinet
  • Perform visual leak checks

These are some of the major actions your technician takes to perform your HVAC preventative maintenance.

The Smart Move is a Maintenance Plan

There’s a lot of upside to an HVAC maintenance plan. It makes sense to maintain your unit and enjoy savings, efficiency, and extended life of your system.

If you’re interested in a maintenance plan for the health of your HVAC unit, contact us today. Get a free estimate or request an appointment with one of our expert technicians.

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