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New Homeowner’s Guide to Choosing a Preventative Maintenance Agreement


Maintenance agreements aren’t just for old homes and old HVAC systems.

Why do new homeowners need maintenance agreement for their HVAC systems? This is a reasonable question. If you just purchased a new build for your new home, the system shouldn’t need service, right? Not necessarily. Let’s look at what a preventative maintenance agreement can do for you, even if your home is brand new.

What Is a Preventative Maintenance Agreement?

An HVAC maintenance plan is an agreement you go into with your HVAC company that ensures your system gets serviced and maintained twice a year. This is usually in the fall before you start the furnace for the season, and in the spring before you start cooling your home in the heat of summer.

What Does Spring Maintenance Cover?

Spring maintenance gets your system prepped for cooling season. These tasks include:

  • Testing and calibrating the thermostat
  • Cleaning the condenser coil
  • Inspecting and cleaning the evaporator coils
  • Inspecting and lubricating moving parts
  • Cleaning or changing the air filter
  • Inspecting the blower wheels, fan, belts and pulleys
  • Checking refrigerant levels

Why Does a New Home Need HVAC Maintenance?

Your HVAC is one of the most important systems in your home. To keep it running effectively and efficiently, even when it’s brand new, it’s important to give it regular TLC. It’s like a new car. Just because it’s new doesn’t mean you won’t get the oil changed regularly. The same holds true for your brand new heating and cooling system.

Congratulations on buying a new home! Don’t forget to take care of it from the get-go, especially your HVAC. For all the information you need on the right maintenance agreement for your system, contact the team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.

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