They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and when it comes to HVAC maintenance, this couldn’t be more true. Taking care of problems before they arise is going to save you money in the long run – not only on parts and labor, but also on your energy bill.
Lower Utility Bills
Heating and cooling systems account for more than half of the energy used in a typical household, making it the largest energy expense for many homeowners. Annual maintenance ensures that the HVAC unit is running at peak efficiency, which means lower utility bills for you.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Most of the heating and cooling systems in the area are forced-air, which means they blow air through ductwork. Preventative maintenance, combined with a duct cleaning every 3-5 years, ensures that the warm or cold air pumping through your vents is as clean and well-filtered as possible, limiting your family’s exposure to common indoor allergens like pet dander, dust mites, cigarette smoke, pollen and mold.
Extend Life of System
While your HVAC system isn’t going to last forever, it will last significantly longer if you schedule routine maintenance. The better maintained a furnace or air conditioner is, the longer it will last. Considering the amount of money you spent to install a heating or air conditioning unit, it makes sense you would want to keep it running for as long as possible.
A well-maintained HVAC unit will run more efficiently. Research shows that dirty or unmaintained units needs to work 20 percent harder to produce the same amount of cooling or heating as a well-maintained system. Annual preventative maintenance, which includes a light cleaning to get rid of dirt and dust that has settled in the unit and keeps your system running efficiently.
Reduce Emergency Repairs
Well-maintained units are less likely to fail during the months you need it most – like the dead of winter and the peak of summer. During the inspection, an HVAC technician will look for signs of wear and damage, which can cause poor efficiency in the system. If the technician can repair or replace a component before it’s worn out, then you reduce the risk of having your heating and cooling system stop working when you need it most.
Keep Your Manufacturer Warranty Intact
Manufacturers often offer a 2-year, 5-year or 10-year warranty on parts. Parts under warranty can often be fixed at no cost (aside from the labor charges associated with the repair), but only if the warranty is intact. Many manufacturer warranties on parts will only remain valid of you system is services annual by a certified HVAC contractor.
Why HVAC Maintenance Is Important
Did you know that 8 out of 10 HVAC system failures are caused by first, rust and lack of proper airflow? Just as a car needs oil changes and tune-ups every now and then to run efficiently, you heating and air conditioning system also needs annual maintenance to ensure the system is running efficiently for your home or business.
Annual HVAC maintenance keeps your heating and cooling system functioning properly, ensuring you get the most out of your equipment. In addition, annual preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling equipment will
- Lower utility bills
- Increase your indoor air quality
- Extend the life of your system
- Less emergency repairs
Pre-Paid Preventative HVAC Maintenance
Trademark Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning’s maintenance plan, or Energy Savings Agreement, is a pre-paid preventative HVAC maintenance program that gives you peace of mind that your heating and cooling equipment is running at peak efficiency.
In addition to providing annual preventative maintenance, the Energy Savings Agreement includes:
- Priority scheduling
- 15% discount on repairs
- Inflation protection
An Energy Savings Agreement can be applied to a gas furnace, electric furnace, air conditioner or heat pump. Trademark Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning can also setup annual preventative maintenance plans for gas fireplaces, humidifiers, boilers and water heaters.
We Service All Makes and Models
Our licensed and experienced NATE-certified technicians have years of experience in servicing all brands of HVAC equipment.
In addition, we have fast access to repair parts from all manufacturers, which means your heating and cooling equipment will be up and running in no time. For expert maintenance, service or repair of your heating and air conditioning systems, give Trademark Mechanical a call at (208) 772-5269.