If you don’t have a preventative maintenance agreement, here’s why you should.
Preventative maintenance is essential for many things, and that includes your heating and cooling system. Most people tend to set it and forget it when it comes to the furnace and air conditioner, but in the long run, that approach could cost you. Take a look at the benefits of regular HVAC maintenance.
Why Do You Need HVAC Maintenance?
The primary benefits of regular preventative maintenance of your heating and cooling system include extended life, more effective functioning and reduced cost.
- Long Life: Maintenance of anything will make it last longer. Taking care of your car, your appliances, and even your teeth will extend their life and keep them in good working condition. This is true of your heat and air too.
- Effectiveness: When you get your car tuned up, it runs better. When you get your furnace tuned up, it will also run better. Keeping the components cleaned, the moving parts lubricated, testing the safety controls and electrical connections, inspecting the blower and fan parts, and calibrating the thermostat are all ways to make your heating system run as it should.
- Reduced Cost: The best way to lower the cost of running your HVAC system is by making sure it's operating at its peak. A well-tuned and calibrated system will use less energy to keep your house comfortable, saving you money on energy bills. Also, a well-maintained system is less likely to break down, saving you on costly repairs.
How Often Should Maintenance Occur?
Your heating and cooling system should have maintenance twice a year. The cooling system needs service in the spring before it's time to put it to use during the hot summer months, and the heating system needs attention in the fall before it starts to get cool. The best way to make sure this happens is with a preventative maintenance agreement. An agreement will ensure your system gets the TLC it needs twice a year, every year, and takes it off your to-do list.
Instead of worrying if your heat is going to work properly this winter, rest easy knowing you're in good shape when it comes to your heating and air conditioning. For more information on getting that preventative maintenance agreement in place, contact the team at H.H. Hovey today.