9 Reasons Why You Need a Preventative HVAC Maintenance Plan
Preventive maintenance is just good practice in general. Whether you’re talking about your car, your roof, or your heating and cooling system, the more preventative care you can give an appliance or structure, the better off you’ll be in terms of minimizing future problems.
Preventative HVAC maintenance is one of the best ways to keep your home or office comfortable all year long. A well-maintained system will run more efficiently and last longer, saving you money in the long run. Here are some other benefits of preventive maintenance.
1. Reduced Energy Usage
When your HVAC system is defective, it may start having to work harder and harder to keep your home or business at a comfortable temperature. Not only will this cost you more money on your utility bills but putting excess strain on a unit is also likely to cause it to break down prematurely. A regular maintenance program means your system will work as efficiently as possible, saving you money on energy costs month after month.
2. Fewer Repairs
Regular preventative maintenance can reduce the risk of breakdowns almost entirely. A well-maintained system will be less likely to have issues with its motors, compressors, and other major components, which could leave you stranded during a heatwave or cold snap. You’ll also spend less time and money diagnosing problems with your system if it’s in tip-top shape.
If your heating or air conditioning system is having small problems regularly, it could be a sign of larger issues on the horizon. Addressing these symptoms quickly can prevent costly repairs down the road. While you may not notice that your unit is about to give out, technicians are experts at identifying potential problems before they become emergencies.
3. Longer Lasting System
Scheduling regular maintenance means that our technicians can inspect your system, its components, and the connections between them. By thoroughly inspecting your entire HVAC unit, they can identify any potential problems before they cause outages or breakdowns. Technicians have the tools to take your system apart so that they can clean it thoroughly or repair anything that may be wrong.
They’ll also inspect all electrical connections within your heating and cooling systems. Over time, these connections can wear down due to frequent use, causing malfunctions in the system at unpredictable times. The professionals at C & C Heating & Air Conditioning can replace these electrical connections, so there are no surprises later. Regular maintenance extends the life of your equipment, keeping it running efficiently for as long as possible.
4. Improved Indoor Air Quality
Most of us spend a great deal of time indoors, and we want our indoor air quality to be as clean and healthy as possible. Preventive HVAC maintenance can help clean the air in your home or office when it is at its best.
Most HVAC units have a filter that traps dust, dirt, and other contaminants before they enter the system. Not only will this improve the quality of air in your home or office environment by reducing allergens and irritants in the air, but regular cleanings also increase airflow, so your HVAC system does not have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable interior climate.
Remember, system components like coils or fans that are full of dirt and debris will fail sooner than they otherwise would. Additionally, your unit will not run as efficiently or effectively if it constantly must work harder because of dirtier components.
5. Keeps Warranties Valid
Many HVAC system warranties are contingent upon the owner having a regular maintenance schedule. If your unit fails because you failed to keep up with maintenance, the warranties on parts and labor may be voided.
Regular preventative maintenance with one of our technicians is the easiest way to keep your warranties valid for as long as possible. We can provide you with a copy of this manufacturer’s recommended service schedule, so you know if you need to contact us for your annual visit or any other necessary work.
6. Less Likely to Fail During Extreme Weather
Extreme weather can take its toll on your HVAC system, and we know that you want to keep these costs down as much as possible. During hot summer months, an AC system works around the clock to keep you cool and comfortable, and the same applies to your furnace during cold winter months.
Preventative maintenance helps ensure that your unit stays in top shape throughout the warmest days of the year. We also see more failures in the winter when heating systems are strained during extremely cold periods. Regular cleaning and general upkeep can help extend the life of your equipment during times where strain is high due to unfavorable environmental conditions.
7. Peace of Mind
Regular maintenance of your HVAC system doesn’t just ensure that you’re comfortable all year round and keep energy costs low; it also ensures that your heating or cooling equipment is running at peak performance, so there’s no need to stress about unknowns. When it comes to something as critical as heating and cooling your home, it’s smart to err on the side of caution and set up a preventative maintenance plan with an expert technician.
8. Safer Homes for Kids and Pets
Dirty HVAC systems are breeding grounds for bacteria, germs, and mold. Allergens from these irritants can contribute to health conditions such as eczema and the flu and cause chronic inflammation in those who have asthma.
Regular preventative maintenance means that your technician will be able to clean the ventilation system, coils, and drain pan where harmful microbes could otherwise develop. You’ll breathe easier knowing that you’re acting against unhealthy indoor air quality by maintaining a clean HVAC system.
9. Avoid Emergency Service Calls
Regular HVAC maintenance means you won’t have to wait until it’s too late to schedule an appointment for repair or replacement services. Emergency HVAC service is unpredictable and expensive, making regular preventative maintenance the best way to care for your systems. Our technicians can catch problems before they turn into emergencies that cost you time, money, and peace of mind.
HVAC units aren’t meant to last forever, and a preventative maintenance plan means you’ll catch problems before they have a chance to develop into bigger issues. Regular inspections can identify an issue when it’s in its infancy so it can be repaired quickly and easily.
At C & C Heating & Air Conditioning, we believe that preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure that an HVAC system will last for years to come. We’ll perform a comprehensive inspection of your heating, cooling, and ventilation systems to make sure they’re working safely and efficiently throughout the year.
If we find that your system requires repair or replacement, we’ll discuss your options to determine the best solution for your Macomb County home. We also offer A/C and furnace installation and repair, indoor air quality solutions, duct repair and replacement, duct cleaning, humidifiers, and UV lights, as well as air filtration systems.
Contact us today to learn more about our preventative maintenance plans or any of our services.