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Why HVAC Maintenance Is So Important

vent-wall-whiteWhen we recommend maintenance for an air conditioner or heating system, we know that it’s an easy suggestion to dismiss. Unless something is seriously wrong with your system—if you cannot get any heat on a cold winter’s night—you might put off calling a technician, especially if things were working just fine last season. And yet, like maintenance for your car, routine air conditioning and heater maintenance is so important for repair prevention.

As HVAC specialists (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning specialists), we believe it is our duty to tell you why routine maintenance is so important. For more information, reach out to our team and schedule your heating maintenance service ASAP!

So what is it?

HVAC maintenance is a service offered by most heating and air conditioning contractors, although the level of service can vary. In general, your technician will likely have a checklist of things to inspect, test, clean, and adjust on your air conditioning and heating equipment. To do so takes special equipment and a certain expertise that requires a trained expert.

During HVAC maintenance, a technician may make some adjustments that help improve the performance of your system. However, it’s possible that there are failing components or major issues within the system, and you may have to schedule service afterwards to repair or replace a component, since maintenance services are meant to be quick.

What can it do for your comfort and safety?

One primary reason to schedule heating and air conditioning maintenance every year is for your comfort. Over the years, comfort equipment tends to get less and less effective, as the components wear down just as they do in a car or any other system you use regularly.

Maintenance usually occurs in spring (before the AC season) and fall (before you need your heater). By tuning up the components, your system runs more smoothly, which means a home is heated or cooled faster or more accurately.

And by repairing parts sooner (rather than waiting for a system to break down completely), you won’t have to worry so much about a potential breakdown in the middle of severe weather. More importantly, maintenance services in general—and particularly heating maintenance—helps in the prevention or early detection of carbon monoxide leaks and other health and safety risks, such as indoor air quality concerns.

What can it do for your wallet?

Most people finally decide to schedule maintenance when they find out how much money it can save them. Yes, it will cost you money to call in those technicians. However, all in all, you can save ways that could offset your maintenance investment.

  • Reduce your monthly bills with a system that retains 95% of its efficiency throughout most of its lifespan (with annual maintenance visits).
  • Potentially extend the lifespan of your equipment, delaying replacement for months or even a year or two.
  • Save on emergency repairs, since you can make those on your own time when you know about a problem early.
  • Prevent major system breakdowns that cost more to repair.
  • Save when you sign up for a maintenance program with easy payment plans and discounts throughout the year. For example, our maintenance program includes a 15% discount all year round!

For more information about how to improve your HVAC in Lockport, IL, reach out to Johansen & Anderson Inc.

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