Here in Turlock, CA, we definitely tend to think more about our air conditioners more than our heating systems when it comes to HVAC systems. That’s totally understandable, given that we tend to use our cooling systems the majority of the year. However, that doesn’t mean your heater should be ignored. After all, when temperatures drop to a certain point, you’ll be just as grateful for your heating system as you are for your AC.
Although there are obviously a number of differences between your heating system and air conditioner, there is one thing they both have in common—one HVAC service in Turlock, CA that they both vitally need. And that’s professional maintenance services, otherwise known as HVAC tune-ups.
What Are the Benefits of Maintenance?
Routine preventive maintenance—routine here meaning once a year (or twice a year if you have a heat pump system, as these are used year round for both cooling and heating)—is essential to the longevity of your HVAC system. Whether we’re talking about your heater or AC system, maintenance allows our pros to thoroughly clean, comprehensively inspect, and make any adjustments necessary on your system.
As a result, you’ll have an air conditioner or heater that works at peak efficiency, won’t break down on you suddenly, and will last its entire lifespan. Without maintenance, you might not even notice small problems that can turn into much bigger emergencies later on.
“Will an HVAC Maintenance Plan Save Me Money?”
In a word, yes! You may wonder how that’s possible, since it will cost money to enroll in an HVAC maintenance program, but ultimately this will help you cut down on overall costs. Keep reading to learn more:
- You’ll Have Reduced Repair Needs: If you never took your car into a mechanic for an oil change, alignment, or other maintenance services, you probably wouldn’t expect it to be a completely reliable mode of transportation, right? Well, apply this same concept to your home’s heating and cooling systems. When you run your HVAC systems on a regular basis, it accumulates wear and tear. This is natural, but routine maintenance address this wear and tear and can clean, adjust, or even recommend replacement for, the component before it turns into a much larger (and costlier) plumbing emergency.
- Increased Energy Efficiency: All HVAC systems are rated for their particular level of energy efficiency (called SEER, or AFUE if we’re talking about furnaces). Routine maintenance can’t magically raise your systems’ efficiency rating, but it can keep that system working as close to its peak efficiency as possible, for as long as possible.
- Members-Only Benefits: Scheduling maintenance whenever you feel like it, rather than enrolling in a legitimate maintenance program, may not save you a lot of money—not like our maintenance plan anyway. In addition to the above mentioned benefits, enrolling in our maintenance fan affords you discounts on parts, as well as priority service when you need us!