Why Do I Need Annual HVAC Maintenance?
Written on: April 1, 2019
If you’ve read our blog in the past, you know where we stand on getting preventative maintenance for your HVAC system (hint: we’re big fans of preventive maintenance).
There are many reasons to give your home heating and cooling systems a little TLC every year – and all of them lead back to your wallet. Consider these benefits of getting regular maintenance for your home HVAC system:
- Better efficiency – Dust or grime on your condenser and evaporator coils can hamper heat transfer – a problem that will reduce airflow and efficiency; a thorough cleaning – part of every preventative service visit – will take care of the problem. Keeping coolant levels in a healthy range is critical, too – if it’s too high or too low, it can cause long term or even permanent damage your system. Problems like these force your system to run harder to do their job, wasting energy and leading to premature repairs and breakdowns. The good news? All of these issues and more are addressed in routine annual maintenance.
- Lower energy bills – On average, home HVAC equipment loses about five percent efficiency for every year it’s not maintained – which means that an annual investment in a tune-up will often pay for itself in energy savings alone. As a side bonus, you’ll also prevent costly long-term repairs (see below) and get better heating and cooling performance throughout your home.
- Improved air quality – Many of the adjustments a technician makes to your system during a preventive maintenance visit will result in better airflow; this can have a dramatic your indoor air quality – especially if you add a whole house air cleaner or UV light to your system.
- Fewer repairs – Preventing problems before they happen is perhaps the greatest benefit of routine maintenance. By catching small problems before they snowball into costly HVAC repairs, you could save your self hundreds if not thousands of dollars on a replacement fan motor or compressor.
Ace-Robbins Service Plans – a high value maintenance solution
Want to know the best way to take care of annual maintenance for your HVAC equipment? Sign up for an Ace-Robbins Service Plan, which includes an annual tune-up, repair discounts, priority service, and more. We have plans for your heating oil or propane-fired equipment and your central air conditioner, with all work performed by our licensed, bonded, and highly-trained HVAC technicians.
Enjoy worry-free comfort whenever you need it in the months to come: sign up for an HVAC service plan from Ace-Robbins today. Contact us now to get started!