When to Schedule HVAC Preventative Maintenance

When to Schedule HVAC Preventative MaintenanceHVAC preventative maintenance in spring and fall pays off all year round. Professional service should ideally be scheduled at the outset of the cooling and heating seasons for the air conditioner and furnace, respectively.

Today’s central air conditioners and furnaces are complex systems that integrate advanced technology. Beyond changing the system air filter regularly—monthly during the cooling season and at least every other month during the heating season—do-it-yourself HVAC preventative maintenance is not recommended. Trained, certified professional service is critical.

Maintenance Matters

Lack of regular maintenance is among the most frequent reasons for breakdowns that leave you without cool comfort or heating, as well as excess wear and tear that means replacing units before they’ve fulfilled their expected service life. Here are some more ways annual preventative maintenance by a qualified HVAC service technician benefits the homeowner:

    • Reduced energy consumption and lower monthly bills. Units operating up to manufacturer’s specs use less electricity and natural gas and keep operating costs low. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that regular maintenance can result in energy reductions of up to 30% over the life of the system.
    • Longer system life. Expected service life estimates for HVAC systems are calculated on the assumption that the units receive annual preventative maintenance every year. If vital service is neglected, major components may fail years before their time, making early replacement necessary.
    • Warranty coverage protection. The warranty terms of many manufacturers require proof of annual preventative maintenance before a warranty claim for repairs or replacement will be paid. Annual service keeps warranty coverage valid and may save you from major expense in the event of needed repairs.
    • Health and safety checkup. Gas-fired furnaces utilize an open flame, flammable natural gas and produce combustion by-products including deadly carbon monoxide. Proper furnace maintenance includes inspection of critical components like the heat exchanger and burners, verifying function of safety features and sampling system airflow for hazardous gases.

To keep cooling and heating systems at peak performance and efficiency, contact Paitson Bros. about annual HVAC preventative maintenance service plans. We’ve proudly served the communities of the Wabash Valley since 1922.

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