If It Isn't Broken... Do Routine Maintenance!

If It Isn't Broken... Do Routine Maintenance!

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.