For the most part, when your
air conditioning and heating system is working properly, you probably don’t think
about it all that much beyond what temperature it’s set at. As the
old saying goes, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”
However, this isn’t always true, and it definitely doesn’t
apply to your heating and air conditioning system. In fact, when your
system is working is when you
do want to service it in order to keep it that way.
Look at it this way: you wouldn’t wait until your car breaks down
to bring it to your mechanic for an oil change or brake service. You do
this regularly because a well-kept car is one that’s going to help
you avoid the hassle of high repair costs. Well, your air conditioner
and heater are the same way: if you don’t have them professionally
maintained, you’ll find yourself dealing with the stress and headache
of a breakdown (and an expensive repair) before long.
How Often Should You Maintain Your System?
Is maintenance a thing you should do at regular intervals? Is there a “mileage”
indicator sort of like your car? One of the big reasons people don’t
maintain their heating and cooling system often enough is because they
simply don’t know when to have this important service done. There’s
a good general rule of thumb to follow: you should have your system maintained
twice per year: once in spring to prepare your air conditioner for the
warm months, and then once in the fall to prepare your heater for the
cooler months. Even though these systems have been inactive for quite
some time, it’s important that you prepare them for the long hours
of use that lie ahead.
Maintenance Improves HVAC System Lifespan
Did you know that maintaining your system is arguably the most important
thing you could do to preserve and make the most of your investment in
your home? Replacing your air conditioner and heater is a big expense,
so naturally you probably want to avoid it by prolonging the life of your
current system as long as possible. With maintenance, you can do exactly
that. In fact, a well-maintained system can see an average of as much as
five extra years of life—whereas an average system has a lifespan of around 10 to
15 years, a well-maintained system can go as high as 20 years before replacement.
Likewise, you’ll save plenty of money during those extra years as
well. A well-maintained air conditioner uses far less energy than an un-maintained
system, and that means reduced energy bills during months where your monthly
expenses may skyrocket out of control. You’ll also enjoy better
reliability and fewer major repairs, which means more money where it belongs:
in your pocket.
Have your system professionally maintained by the experienced team from
My Plumber Heating, Cooling & Electrical! Give us a call at (844) 294-8999
and let our team provide this service for you.