If you’ve followed our blog for a while, then it’s likely that you have seen us talk about the importance of scheduling routine, and preventive, maintenance for your heating system in the fall, and your air conditioner in the spring. These are the best times for this service since it’s right before you need each home comfort system the most.
But it’s important to note that consistency matters most of all when it comes to maintenance. Your central air conditioner and central furnace or heating system should be professionally tuned up once a year. This means if you have a year-round heat pump system, it needs maintenance twice a year. It’s easy to stay on top of these appointments when you enroll in a maintenance program such as our VIP Club! Read on to learn more!
One of the main benefits of enrolling in an HVAC maintenance program is that you can count on your HVAC systems to perform reliably. There are a variety of ways that both fall and spring maintenance helps your home comfort systems. This is one of them!
The last thing any Georgia homeowner needs is a heating or a cooling system failing them on the days they need it the most. Mainenance tune-ups allow our professionals to inspect, clean, and adjust the components of the systems that need it, and we can spot signs of wear and tear before they grow into bigger and more expensive repair needs.
Prolonged Equipment Life
An air conditioning system or heater that fails years before its estimated lifespan means you could be stuck with a costly replacement when you weren’t expecting that. if you want the best return on investment possible from your HVAC systems, then you want them to last for as long as possible, and routine maintenance is vital to this.
With routine, professional, maintenance, your air conditioner or heating system can be expected last about 10-15 years. But without maintenance, that lifespan can be cut in half.
Homeowners often resist maintenance because it’s just another expense for their home. But the thing is, routine maintenance actually helps you save money!
You see, over the years, your HVAC systems accumulate wear and tear, this is natural! But it does contribute to a drop in overall system efficiency. On average, an HVAC system that goes without maintenance loses about 5% of its energy efficiency each year, whereas routine tune-ups help these systems retain up to 95% of their efficiency.
When they work more efficiently, they cost less to run!
Additionally, professional maintenance helps you avoid up to 85% of the repair needs the systems might otherwise have. This is because during maintenance, we closely inspect the system for problems, and if we see any we alert you to them right away. The sooner you have these repair needs addressed, the less likely it’s going to turn into a much bigger, and more expensive, repair issue.