4 Major Reasons For Having an HVAC Maintenance Plan

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is the most important set of appliances and piping in your home. An HVAC system not only keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer but it also helps keep the air free of allergens. Having an HVAC maintenance plan takes all the guesswork out of caring for this critical whole-house system. Why should you have a maintenance plan? Here are a few reasons.

Energy Savings and Efficiency

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HVAC systems run with the highest efficiency when they are maintained properly. Any small issue with your system — whether it be a clogged air filter or a fan that isn’t performing — can decrease the efficiency of heating and cooling and increase the amount of energy needed to power the system. That increased energy use results in a higher utility bill.

A properly maintained system is not only efficient but also reliable. A maintenance plan will ensure your HVAC system is running in top shape, year-round.

Extend the Life of Your HVAC System

HVAC systems are expensive, and replacing them is no walk in the park. To get the longest life out of your system, at the greatest efficiency, it is crucial that you have all the HVAC system’s components maintained regularly. Think about it like you would your vehicle: How long will it run smoothly if you never have the oil changed and you ignore that grinding noise coming from the engine? HVAC systems are the same; they need regular maintenance to run smoothly and last until the end of their expected lifespan.

Cost-Savings

Fixing small issues with your HVAC system early on can often save you from more costly repairs down the road. With a regular maintenance plan, technicians have the opportunity to see subtle potential issues as well as obvious ones. Fixing a small issue now might save you hundreds, if not thousands, later on. 

In addition to the savings of finding and fixing issues early, many maintenance plans offer discounts on parts and labor.

Cleaner Air

Did you know that HVAC systems are the front line of defense for keeping allergens such as dust and mold out of your home’s air? Clean air is particularly important for those with health conditions such as asthma or allergies but benefits every family member (including pets!) in your home.

Clogged air filters, dirty ductwork, and improper humidity levels can all lead to increased dust and mold in your home. With regular checkups of your HVAC unit as part of a maintenance plan, you can work with your technician to make sure the system is tuned properly to keep your air clean and healthy.

A properly running HVAC system is not only cost- and energy-efficient, but it also gives you the peace of mind that your loved ones will be breathing clean air in a temperate home. With a maintenance plan, you’ll rest easy knowing your HVAC system is properly cared for.