Your HVAC maintenance system works harder than your automobile, and it needs scheduled service just as much. Here are some maintenance tips to keep indoor comfort levels high and HVAC repair costs low.
HVAC Maintenance Tips That Help Prevent Costly Repairs
You pay attention to your vehicle by monitoring its performance and by being alert for odd noises. Do the same with your HVAC. Rattling, thumping, grinding and buzzing mean there’s a problem somewhere in the system.
The same is true for performance issues like spotty heating or cooling, weak air flow, thermostat problems or puddles around your indoor unit. If you notice irregularities, call your HVAC contractor for troubleshooting help. The sooner you address the issue, the less damage it can do and the less it will cost to fix it.
Take Note of Changes
Regularly check your HVAC system for changes in the thermostat, performance and airflow. Pay particular attention to strange noises. If you notice a new beeping, rattling or thumping noise, it could be a sign of interior damage. The quicker you identify an issue, the quicker it can be resolved by a professional before more damage is caused.
Consider an HVAC Maintenance Plan
An HVAC preventive maintenance plan can ensure that you never miss out on the benefits of annual equipment servicing. Many HVAC companies waive emergency service and overtime fees for customers with maintenance agreements, and a service plan may entitle you to discounts on HVAC repair costs as well.
Check the Outdoor Unit
The outdoor unit of your HVAC system will often be exposed to potential hazards, such as animals, dirt and weather conditions. Check your outdoor unit for damage each month and cut back any surrounding foliage and leaves that may block airflow.
The Benefits of AC Maintenance Contracts
Priority Service For HVAC Maintenance
Dealing with an emergency breakdown? If you’re signed up for a maintenance contract, you won’t have to wait long for your AC specialist to show up and fix the problem.
See, many maintenance contracts provide customers with priority service. So, when it comes time for services to be rendered, these customers jump immediately to the top of the scheduling list.
Discounts on Most Parts and Accessories
Air conditioner repairs aren’t always the cheapest. In fact, some repairs can run upwards of thousands of dollars. For example, if your compressor goes out, it’s a high dollar repair and you can’t run an air conditioner without it.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have preferred pricing? With our Peace of Mind Protection Plan, a pre-paid HVAC maintenance agreement, you can. Yes, you’ll need to pay for scheduled maintenance in advance, but with discounts on your side, you’re bound to save money over time.