Do HVAC Experts Recommend a Biannual Tuneup for Your Home?

Is a biannual HVAC tuneup better than once-a-year service? Quite simply, yes. The reason is straightforward: There are not one but two HVAC seasons every year — cooling and heating. Both the air conditioner and the furnace keep your home comfortable, but at different times of the year. For peak performance, efficiency, and reliability, both units require professional preventative maintenance and inspection at their respective seasonal startup times.

Once Is Not Enough

Servicing a home HVAC system just once a year, conversely, mostly benefits just one unit. For example, a once-a-year procedure in spring or early summer — typically seasonal startup for your air conditioner — ensures that the AC gets critical, manufacturer-recommended maintenance and inspection. However, that once-a-year approach means your furnace doesn’t receive the same critical, seasonal startup attention in the fall.

The Twice-A-Year Approach

A biannual HVAC tuneup ensures that both units get full preventative maintenance and inspection at the most important point in the respective cooling and heating seasons.

Typical professional preventative maintenance includes:

  • A list of manufacturer-recommended service items that support optimum system function, limit wear and tear, and ensure maximum service life.
  • An up-close inspection to catch any nascent issues that could become major problems later.
  • Annual maintenance by an approved HVAC contractor is also required to stay in compliance with most AC and furnace warranty terms.

Another benefit of biannual HVAC tuneup is that the AC or furnace that is about to be shut down for the offseason gets a checkup too. If there are any pending issues from the preceding months of operation, a qualified HVAC service technician can diagnose and resolve the problem before the unit goes on hiatus. He’ll also ensure that all facets of system shutdown are performed correctly so it remains safe and ready for operation next season.

To make sure all components get critical maintenance in both spring and fall, remember to schedule a biannual HVAC tuneup. For more information, contact Paitson Bros., your local HVAC service pros since 1922.

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