Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are complex systems installed in buildings such as homes, schools, and businesses. The HVAC system regulates the air temperature inside the building. The heating system keeps the air warm during the winter months while the air conditioning system produces cold air during the hot summer months. A thermostat activates HVAC units. You set the thermostat to your desired temperature, and the HVAC unit runs when required to maintain that temperature.
Certified HVAC technicians are experts who install, repair, and maintain HVAC units. You can take out a maintenance contract with a certified HVAC technician who will come to your building, inspect your HVAC unit, and perform routine maintenance to ensure it’s operating correctly. Although a maintenance contract costs money, there are several reasons why you should invest in a maintenance agreement for your HVAC system.
You’ll stay on top of essential routine maintenance.
Homeowners and building managers must ensure routine maintenance is performed to prevent their buildings from falling into disrepair. Homeowners and building managers should anticipate spending thousands each year on maintenance costs. It’s easy for homeowners to fall behind with regular maintenance if they’re busy with work or family issues. You may also avoid some maintenance tasks if you lack the knowledge and skills needed to perform those tasks correctly.
Having a maintenance agreement for your HVAC unit ensures you’ll have bi-annual maintenance performed each year. HVAC technicians will come to your location and check the critical components, ensuring your heating system is operating correctly before winter, and your air conditioning system is running correctly before summer.
You’ll extend the life of your HVAC system.
Regular maintenance improves your HVAC system’s performance. With an HVAC maintenance agreement, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing expert HVAC technicians are inspecting your system’s heat pump, compressor, condenser and evaporator coils, and ducts. Your HVAC technicians can clean parts, replace air filters, and identify worn parts that need to be replaced. With your HVAC maintenance contract, you can prevent the need for significant repairs by addressing minor maintenance issues promptly.
You’ll save money by avoiding emergency repairs.
HVAC systems often break down when it’s least convenient. Your air conditioner may stop operating during a heatwave because of the increased demand on its system if you haven’t invested in regular maintenance. Conversely, your furnace may stop working during the winter if it hasn’t been maintained correctly.
When your HVAC unit breaks down unexpectedly, you have to find an HVAC company that can perform repairs on short notice. Emergency calls can cost more money than scheduled maintenance services. Investing in preventative maintenance can prevent you from incurring the cost of expensive repairs. You may also need to stay in a hotel if your house is too hot or cold for you to occupy safely. Your water pipes could freeze and burst if your furnace breaks down, costing you thousands in extra repair costs.
Without a working air conditioner, you may have to shut down your business if it’s too hot to work. A mobile kitchen restaurant is a great way to reach customers in different locations, but your food truck needs a comfortable working temperature to ensure sanitary working conditions. Customers won’t want to buy food from a mobile kitchen with sweaty staff. Customers may be deterred from shopping in stores if the AC isn’t working correctly. Mechanical breakdowns can cost your business money. Maintaining your HVAC system ensures consistent revenue because you won’t be affected by service disruptions due to mechanical issues.
A preventative maintenance agreement will also preserve your HVAC system’s warranty, which means you won’t have to pay extra money to replace parts covered under your warranty.
You’ll protect your health.
Your HVAC system can impact your health if it isn’t maintained. Replacing dirty air filters prevents your system from distributing toxins and allergens throughout your building. Having your ducts cleaned regularly eliminates pollutants from your ducts, ensuring your HVAC system isn’t blowing pollutants throughout your home or business.
Investing in an HVAC maintenance plan is an excellent idea for several reasons. A preventative maintenance plan enables you to stay on top of regular maintenance, extend the life of your system, save money, and protect your health.