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7 reasons you need an hvac maintenance plan

Do I need an HVAC Maintenance Plan?

We are often asked about reasons for maintenance. Regular, preventive maintenance of your HVAC system is a requirement of home or business ownership. Just as you would not drive your car without ever changing the oil, you should not be constantly operating your HVAC system without maintenance. HVAC maintenance is essential to the health and efficiency of your system.

What IS HVAC maintenance?

Professional HVAC companies will offer a maintenance agreement to be sure your HVAC system is as efficient as possible. A good maintenance plan includes a full inspection and service of your HVAC system. Most annual plans divide the service between two visits per year. This way, you can ensure your AC system is in optimum condition when you need it most in summer, and your heating system is in optimum condition when you need it most in winter! Both services provide a thorough cleaning and inspection, servicing the moving parts of the system that is accessible, testing the appropriate components, and making adjustments as needed.

Remember: you value your car enough to have the oil changed. You value your health enough to have checkups. Your HVAC system is perhaps one of the most valuable parts of your home. Keep your system well maintained, and it will provide you with comfort and fewer issues for years to come.

 

7 reasons why you need an HVAC maintenance plan

7 Reasons for HVAC Maintenance:

reasons for maintenance

HVAC maintenance will help reduce your green footprint!

1. Reduction in electricity consumption.

The steps included in preventive maintenance will thoroughly clean and test various components of your system. Doing so will cause the system to work more efficiently.

This means less energy consumption and more savings for you! Neglecting HVAC maintenance can cause your system to work harder and harder for the same results, using more and more electricity as the years go on.

2. Prevention of costly repairs.

One of many reasons for maintenance is to detect and correct problem areas early before they become a system failure.  A skilled HVAC technician will often spot problem areas in preventive maintenance before they become a costly surprise.

3. Fulfillment of warranty requirements.

If your HVAC components are under warranty, you should know that most manufacturers require evidence of annual maintenance to pay a claim. If something malfunctions that are covered under warranty, you’ll be able to file your claim with more confidence and ease with evidence of maintenance.

4. Improvement of the quality of air in your home.

Part of the function of your HVAC system is to filter pollutants out of the air you and your family or employees breathe. Your HVAC system has to work hard to filter out allergens and pollutants, so the more efficient the system, the higher your air quality will be.

5. Safety of your family and home.

Your technician will test for any leakage of carbon monoxide, which can be deadly for your family. Also, maintenance can help prevent malfunctions in the most extreme temperatures.

6. Extension of your HVAC system life.

Regular maintenance will extend the life of your current HVAC system, putting off costly system replacement costs. You want your HVAC system to serve you as long as it can serve you well. Regular maintenance helps extend that time.

7. Financial savings.

We mentioned your well-maintained system will use less electricity. This results in savings for you. But really all reasons for maintenance we touched on mean savings for you. You may save money by catching an issue before it becomes a costly repair or maybe even get several more years of use out of your system before needing to replace it. You could save money by having a warranty in place to cover necessary repairs or by preventing costly medical treatment for carbon monoxide or allergens and pollutants in your home. The bottom line is that all the reasons for maintenance will improve your bottom line. The small investment in regular HVAC maintenance is well worth the savings you find in other areas of maintenance, repair, and utility costs.

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Homeowner HVAC Maintenance Tasks

Here are some things you, as the homeowner, can do to ensure your HVAC system performs at its peak this spring and summer:

  • Change the air filter. Air filters catch dust and other particles out of the air so they don’t accumulate on the components of the HVAC system. Depending on the quality of air filter purchased, you should replace it every 1 to 3 months or when dirt is visible.
  • Check air ducts. Before you run the air conditioner, take some time and inspect all of your air ducts for cracks. If you find any cracks (where the ducts have separated from itself), make sure to seal it immediately to properly conduct the cool air.
  • Clear your outside unit of any debris. Using a garden hose with low pressure, you can clear the dust and debris from the coils to allow for efficiency. Clear any leaves or other debris from around your unit, as well.
  • Ensure that your HVAC systems cools. Listen for unusual sounds or smells coming from the cooling system. Turn the temperature on your thermostat up, then down, to be sure the system responds appropriately. Contact your HVAC professional if anything seems out of the ordinary.

Professional HVAC Maintenance Needs

While some parts of regular maintenance you can handle yourself, a trusted HVAC professional should inspect your system each year before spring or summer. Here are just a few of the things that a professional will do that you typically cannot do as a homeowner:

  • Lubricate parts of the HVAC system
  • Check for proper functioning of all parts of your HVAC system
  • Identify potential issues before they are apparent in functioning of the system
  • Test amperage of compressor unit
  • Verify all electrical connections are sound
  • Safety test controls
  • Much more!

Reliable HVAC Maintenance

If you are ready to invest in a dependable HVAC maintenance plan, give Madd Air Heating & Cooling a call today!

All of our technicians are highly trained and licensed to ensure that you always receive the best HVAC services available. Don’t wait for costly repairs to arise, start caring for your AC system today.

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