Why is Timely HVAC Service and Repair Important?


For comfortable living all year round, your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) needs to be running efficiently through the seasons. While HVAC is inarguably one of the dearest investments in home infrastructure, homeowners don’t always give it the attention it deserves.

Keeping your HVAC functioning properly does not require much effort, provided you take the pains to ensure regular maintenance and service of the system. An HVAC breakdown is not only a matter of discomfort, it can expose your family to health risks that may potentially cost much more money and inconvenience than having the system serviced and repaired.

Why Regular Service?

Who would want to live in a home with a broken heating system that’s causing pipes to freeze and the plumbing system to come crashing? And how would your family get through the day living in a house with a broken cooling system? Even HVAC breakdowns that are only a few hours long can cause tremendous discomfort to your family, especially during the peak of summer and winter seasons. Getting regular inspections becomes all the more important if you have young children and/or elderly members in the family.

Further, unserviced systems shoot up utility bills by consuming more energy, which means you end up paying more every month anyway in energy costs.

Instances of fires and accidents caused by faulty, worn-out wiring, undetected fuel leakage, CO leakage and so forth are not unheard of; however, many such incidents can be avoided by scheduling maintenance at the turn of season each year.

How Often?

Experts say that biannual (twice a year) service is sufficient to keep your HVAC in top condition. Ideally you should get one service at the onset of spring and one during fall. Also, the timing of the service and the expertise of the technicians play a key role in the long-term health of your heating and cooling systems. So always hire only certified professionals for the job.

Getting an annual HVAC maintenance contract from a reputed vendor can help you save both time and money. However, before you pay up, check what all is included in the maintenance contract. Ask if there are any special in-built offers on parts replacement and repair. Read up the company’s website to know more about their experience and range of services.

Prevent Or Cure?

Perhaps the greatest disadvantage of not getting your heating and cooling systems serviced regularly is that you end up spending way more on HVAC repair and replacing parts that could have been saved with timely maintenance.

Remember that the adage “Prevention is better than cure” applies not only to our own health, but also to the health of the things we own, including our expensive home equipment. For optimum performance of your heating and cooling units, get them inspected and cleaned at least once a year by a trained and experienced professional.

There is no better time than now to stop neglecting your HVAC unit, and as you cannot care for it the way a specialist can, entrust its repair and maintenance to technicians who have the expertise and technical know-how to ensure your HVAC has a long, efficient, trouble-free innings for years to come.

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