Many homeowners don’t think about their HVAC system as it works quietly in the background. However, if it breaks down during a winter frost or summer heatwave, everyone notices right away. Even if you have a new system, it still needs regular maintenance, just as you’d maintain a new car.
An HVAC maintenance plan can help avoid costly problems. If you want to protect your home and your budget from the shock of unexpected repairs and replacements, this is your insurance policy.
Here are a few points to consider about why an HVAC maintenance plan might be the best gift for you and your family in the new year.
Why an HVAC Maintenance Plan?
A regular maintenance plan ensures your air-conditioning will be frosty cold in the summer and your heater will warm your home without problems in the wintertime. HVAC systems can be costly, and they tend to have a 10-to-15-year average lifespan. Maintenance becomes even more critical if your system is older, especially if you’re not able to buy a new one right away. Regular tune-ups add years to your system’s life, and you will get the system’s full value for the money spent.
Maintenance plans can involve annual or bi-annual checkups with activities like filter replacements, cleaning coils and condensers, replacing worn belts, checking for refrigerant leaks, and several other essential checks and maintenance points.
Cut Monthly Costs
Like many other types of home maintenance, prevention is the best remedy for low-cost HVAC maintenance. Making your home warmer or cooler requires an inefficient system to use much more energy to do the same job as a well-maintained one, which shows up in higher utility bills. Regular maintenance keeps the system efficient and minimizes its energy use.
You will also save money on repair bills because breakdowns will happen less often, if at all. Additionally, any repairs the system does need will likely be minor because issues will be caught and addressed sooner, which minimizes potential damage.
Keep Your Family and Home Safe
Living in an area with extreme cold in the winter or high temperatures in the summer can put your family in danger if an HVAC outage happens. A working HVAC system can make all the difference if you have elderly family members, young ones, or any other family that is vulnerable to the extremes of hot or cold weather.
An outage could take days to fix, and the cost of maintenance each year is probably less than the cost of moving your family to a hotel for a day if your system breaks down. Additionally, regular maintenance includes checks for hidden dangers such as unhealthy carbon monoxide levels and problems that could overload an electrical circuit and cause a fire.
Put Your HVAC Maintenance on Autopilot
You are much more likely to keep on top of annual and seasonal maintenance and system tune-ups if you have a scheduled maintenance plan in place. You’ll benefit from improved efficiency, lower energy bills, and the comfort of knowing your heating and cooling system will hold up through all seasons for many years. We will inspect your system and provide the maintenance needed to keep it operating smoothly and efficiently all year round.
Find out more about an HVAC maintenance plan from our professional, licensed HVAC technicians at Nicolet Heating & Cooling in Green Bay, WI — call us today for your free estimate.