All HVAC systems require regular maintenance for efficient, effective function. Over time, normal wear and tear will reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system, causing your utility bills to rise as your appliances work harder to achieve the same comfort results. Understanding the maintenance needs of your heating and cooling system can help you determine which type of professional maintenance plan is best to keep your home comfortable and energy efficient all year long.
HVAC maintenance encompasses a number of separate tasks, ranging from system inspection and cleaning to replacement of filters and other components as needed. As a homeowner, there are some simple HVAC maintenance tasks you can opt to perform on your own. If you are a dedicated do-it-yourselfer that feels comfortable with tasks such as cleaning your own air conditioner condenser or furnace blower unit, opting for a professional maintenance plan that covers only the tasks a homeowner cannot complete himself might be best for you. However, if you aren’t sure how to perform more intensive HVAC maintenance tasks yourself or simply don’t want to be responsible for any aspect of HVAC care past regular replacement of your furnace filter, a plan that is more comprehensive is best. The major benefit of a customizable home maintenance plan is the fact that you can continue to enjoy efficient HVAC function, regardless of the amount of work you want to put in yourself. Whether you want to have an active hand in your HVAC appliances’ care or would rather leave all servicing to the pros, there is a plan that suits your needs.
The best type of HVAC maintenance plan for you will also depend on your long-term needs. HVAC maintenance plans are available with varying levels of savings built into each plan, such as discounts on parts, labor, and accessories, or automatic savings on the installation of a new HVAC system. If your HVAC system is relatively new or has been well-maintained throughout the years, a lower-cost plan offering lower levels of savings on parts and replacement may be the best choice for you. Because you don’t expect to require extensive repairs or the need to replace your system in the coming year, you’ll gain the most savings from an overall lower-cost plan. However, if you anticipate the need for more extensive repairs or even possible replacement of an older HVAC system within the next year, a plan that costs slightly more upfront but offers superior savings on service and replacement, as well as priority scheduling, could be the best solution to keep your home comfortable in the coming months.
We are pleased to offer two excellent customized home HVAC maintenance plans throughout the Columbus area, designed to help you save money and enjoy trouble-free heating and cooling. You can find out more about our furnace and air conditioning maintenance options when you visit us on the web, or click through our blog to read more about the importance of HVAC maintenance and tune-ups.