The Importance of HVAC Maintenance

As part of year-round upkeep, HVAC maintenance checks are crucial to ensure that unexpected costs or repairs don’t happen. By maintaining routine checks throughout the year, you can actually save money on costs to your unit and save on your energy bill each month. When working with your contractor, you can decide when is the best time to perform maintenance checks and needed work on your unit to minimize cost and inconvenience. By performing these checks, you can avoid having HVAC issues such as frozen pipes, fire hazards, clogged drains, blown fuses and more.

Foresight: Routine maintenance helps prevent crucial issues and downtime. This can span from frozen pipes to fire hazards due to dirty vents. Some emergency repairs may be needed from time to time, though. Heavy usage months include June through September, and December through March. Keeping your unit up-to-date during inspections means less worry that the unit will break down during the months when it is needed the most.

Energy Costs: When your HVAC is running at peak efficiency, it can save you 15-20 percent of the energy costs of deteriorating systems. By maintaining your HVAC unit, you can also prevent the need for major repairs or entire replacements of the unit itself and its adjoining parts.

Safety: A proper HVAC unit will also prevent problems with air quality. Clean filters and coils mean better breathing for all. Unmaintained units collect dirt, mold, and bacteria, which can cause respiratory problems for those in the building. By catching hazardous issues with your heating system ahead of time, you can prevent fatal injuries such as improper ventilation or fire.

Lifetime: A unit can last well over 10 years when it is maintained properly and functions well. HVAC units are already pricey, so investing a little time and money on a preventive maintenance plan is better than having to replace equipment before the life expectancy.

Warranty: Regular checks on HVAC units mean that, in the event of a problem, the part could still be under warranty. By keeping a list of all warranty expiration dates, you can check on the part prior to the date and insure that there are no problems that need to be addressed. These parts can be fixed at little to no cost to you if caught in time.

The reasons why you should maintain your HVAC unit throughout the year are obvious. During peak months, the last thing you want to do is spend more money on repairs that could have been avoided. Next time, contact Freije-RSC for your routine maintenance checks. Available 24/7, you can contact us at any time for service.