Ahh, New Year’s Resolutions.
Everybody makes them, but very few people keep them.
If your Resolution is to keep your resolutions, do yourself a favor and set a realistic and reasonable goal, like getting serious about HVAC preventative maintenance in 2021.
According to Vitagene, some of the top New Year’s Resolutions include exercising to get in shape, dieting to lose weight, saving money, eating healthier, and taking better care of yourself.
Four of the top 5 deal in some way with the concept of taking better care of your body, and the fifth is taking better care of your wallet.
Did you know that taking better care of your HVAC system can help you do both?
Why HVAC Preventative Maintenance is Important
Your HVAC system, whether you realize it or not, is responsible for a whole host of health benefits, like breathing fresh air, being comfortable in your home, getting a good night sleep, etc.
Providing your HVAC system with regular preventative maintenance will ensure that you can keep reaping these benefits.
Preventative Maintenance will save you money
1. Reduce energy usage
The simplest and most immediate way that HVAC preventative maintenance will save you money is through a reduction in energy consumption.
As your A/C and furnace age, they become more and more inefficient. This problem is multiplied when dust, dirt, and grime prevent your system from running as smoothly as it could.
Regular preventative maintenance ensures that your coils are clean and allows for proper air flow.
This means your system doesn’t need to work as hard to achieve the result you want.
The easier you make it for your HVAC system, the more money stays in your wallet month-to-month.
2. Prevent expensive repairs
The goal of “preventative maintenace” is to discover potential problems and fix them before they become major issues.
Our technicians are trained to spot old, failing, or faulty parts that might give out on you in the near future.
Replacing that part now could prevent a larger issue form occurring down the line should the problem go untreated.
This is equivalent to understanding you have high blood pressure and taking the necessary precautions to prevent a heart attack.
Proper preventative maintenance can save your HVAC system from catastrophe.
3. Perform warranty requirements
Something you may not have known is that performing regular preventative maintenance is required by the manufacturer to keep your system’s warranty valid.
Nearly every air conditioner or furnace comes with a minimum of a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty.
This warranty allows the replacement of the unit if the system is faulty due to manufacturer’s defects. But failure to properly maintain your system means that it will wear down faster.
The manufacturer could use this as a reason to void your warranty because the failure was due to your lack of maintenance rather than any defect on their part.
Which leads right into our next reason for why HVAC preventative maintenance is important:
4. Extend the life of your HVAC system
The better you take care of something, the longer it will last.
That’s a pretty well-known fact.
We do this with our vehicles, our bodies, even our furniture, but so often we fail to take care of our HVAC system.
If that $2,000 couch receives your love and care, shouldn’t the $10,000 air conditioner?
The average lifespan of an air conditioner is 15 years, but if it’s properly maintained it can last as long as 30 years.
Preventative Maintenance will keep you healthier
5. Improve your air quality
Most people are aware that outdoor air pollution is a problem, but the EPA reports that indoor levels of air pollutants may be 2 to 5 times higher, and up to 100 times in some cases.
These pollutants and allergens include substances and particles like dust, pet dander, cigarette smoke, pollen, mold, asbestos, pesticides, radon, and more.
A properly working HVAC system will aide in filtering out these contaminants.
6. Keep you comfortable
Have you ever noticed that your HVAC system is taking longer and longer to heat or cool your home?
Maybe one half of the house is hotter than the other, but it didn’t used to be.
Or maybe your system keeps turning off and on sporadically.
All of these are symptoms of a poorly performing HVAC system that could benefit from preventative maintenance.
Sleep Foundation discovered that room temperature plays a key role in getting a good night’s sleep. And SCL Health discovered that a good night sleep boosts your immune system, can help prevent weight gain, and increase your productivity.
In order to enjoy those benefits, your HVAC system needs to reliably be able to control the temperature.
I told you HVAC maintenance would help you with your New Year’s resolutions!
Schedule your HVAC maintenance today if you’d like to reclaim your comfort.
7. Keep your family safe
In addition to keeping you comfortable, preventative maintenance will ensure your family’s safety.
Carbon monoxide is a very real threat. It’s been called the silent killer, and that’s because you’ll never know it’s there.
Carbon monoxide emits no odor and the only indication of CO poisoning is symptoms that strongly resemble the flu.
But where does it come from?
Carbon Monoxide is created when gas is improperly ignited on your furnace or other natural gas appliance.
Preventative maintenance examines crucial parts of your furnace (like the igniter and heat exchanger) to ensure they’re working properly.
But don’t take my word for it, you can read about how a faulty furnace very nearly killed a family in Pennsylvania.
8. Provides peace of mind
While preventative maintenance will ease your concerns about carbon monoxide, it’ll also provide peace of mind in other areas as well.
Investing is a preventative maintenance plan gives you the comfort of knowing that if something goes wrong, you’ve done everything you could to prevent it and gives you a clear course of action to get it fixed.
Sign up for a Maintenance plan
This year, determine to take better care of yourself, your family, your wallet, and your HVAC system.
Precision Temperature offers affordable maintenance plans to ensure your furnace and air conditioner receive the care they deserve.
With plans starting as low as $179/year, you’ll receive two visits (one for A/C and one for your furnace) with a savings of $40 off two separate appointments.
Our maintenance plan also offers members 10% off the cost of parts for repair for the next 365 days.
Call us today to sign-up for a preventative maintenance plan and schedule your first appointment.