If you’re anything like most of our clients, you love and cherish your property and want to keep it running as smoothly and efficiently for as long as possible. Among other things, we bet you really want to extend the life of your HVAC system. It was a considerable investment on your part, so it’s only natural that you’d like to get the best value for your money by staying ahead of possible repair disasters. The only problem is, you’re busy. You have enough on your plate as it is, and you simply can’t afford to sacrifice more time or add extra work to your already full schedule. This may be a problem. Here’s why:
Maintenance Is the Key to Keeping Your HVAC System Healthy
Regular repairs and checkups are the single best way to extend the life of your HVAC system. In our experience, most units fail simply because they are not properly cared for. The truth is most homeowners don’t give their units a second thought until something goes wrong. They think, “If it switches on, then I have nothing to worry about.” Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Modern HVAC systems require specialized care that most homeowners are unaware of. This includes special filters, regular cleaning, fin realignment, special position placement, and more. It’s the problems you don’t see and the noises you don’t pay attention to that can be the start of a bigger problem. But you probably know all that already. However, chances are you keep putting maintenance off because:
- You don’t have the time to find a good repair company.
- You’ve wasted hours looking for service providers in your area only to be told they’re unavailable or charge a huge fee just to come out.
- You’ve been burned in the past by untrustworthy contractors that overcharge you or take advantage of your lack of experience.
We get it. These are all real concerns. However, if HVAC maintenance isn’t at the top of your priority list, you should know that you may have a ticking time bomb under your roof. It’s probably just a matter of time before you need a big repair. What’s even worse is that these often come with significant upfront costs, taking time off of work, and dealing with unreliable or incompetent repair companies.
What to Do If You Don’t Have the Time and Expertise to Care for Your HVAC Unit
You don’t need to be an expert to do two simple things that can help extend the life of your HVAC system. First, avoid the common maintenance mistakes we see homeowners make all the time. These can result in costly repairs down the line. We’ll explain what these are in our next couple of blogs, so stay put! Second, find a professional repair company you can trust and pre-schedule regular maintenance visits. This way, you won’t have to worry about booking appointments, wondering who to call when something goes wrong, or spending an exorbitant amount of time or money on repairs.Subscribe