September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. To promote family and community disaster planning, it is important to be prepared at home when it comes to your HVAC system both now and throughout the year. It is crucial to put a HVAC maintenance in place to avoid being taken by surprise.
Understanding HVAC maintenance plans
A HVAC maintenance plan prioritizes regularly scheduled maintenance appointments for your HVAC system to prevent issues and ensure it is running efficiently. The specific type of HVAC system in your home will determine how often it should be checked. You can often sign up for an HVAC maintenance plan with your local service company.
Efficiency and peace of mind
An HVAC maintenance plan has many benefits. First and foremost, it will save you both time and money in the long run. Routine maintenance of your HVAC system pays for itself, keeping repair costs low and your HVAC system running smoothly.
The main focus of an HVAC maintenance plan is prevention. Signing up for a plan with your local HVAC company will likely keep you ahead of any potential problems your HVAC system may face. This ultimately gives you better peace of mind, especially during the worst temperature days of the year.
Potential consequences of not having an HVAC maintenance plan
While you may not call an HVAC company to service your system until there is a problem, this can result in higher repair and replacement costs as compared with that of routine maintenance costs.
Additionally, failing to keep up with regular HVAC maintenance can be an inconvenience to you and your family on the hottest days of summer and the coldest days of winter when your service company is backed up with other phone calls. Set up an HVAC maintenance plan to stay ahead of these issues in the first place.
Scheduling an HVAC maintenance plan
Every HVAC system is different, which means your HVAC maintenance plan may differ based on the type of system in your home. Here are some suggestions regarding when to schedule routine maintenance based on the various types of systems to help keep your home environment safe and comfortable.
For systems that heat and cool, schedule maintenance in the spring and fall. Schedule maintenance for systems that cool only at least once a year before the cooling season, and for systems with a furnace only, schedule maintenance at least once a year before the heating season.
Here at Heat Relief Heating & Cooling, we offer an HVAC maintenance plan called the Ultimate Savings Agreement that provides you with priority service, preventative care, and significant money savings. Call us for more information.
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If you live in Portland, OR, or the surrounding area, and need scheduling routine HVAC maintenance, give us a call at (503) 877-1713. Here at Heat Relief Heating & Cooling, we are proud to serve our community.