There is one question we hear over and over again from our customers, “Routine furnace and AC maintenance: is it really necessary?”
The answer we always tell our customers is yes.
That’s the short answer. The long answer is that not only do routine furnace and AC maintenance help keep your heating and cooling systems from breaking down when you need them most, it also saves you money in the long run and extends the life of your appliances.
Routine furnace and AC maintenance is ideally performed annually, usually right before the season when you’re going to be using your heating or cooling system.
- Give your appliances a tune up before they’re put into action. Everyone knows that cars need regular maintenance – they should be taken in for oil changes and regular upkeep on a consistent basis. Most car owners won’t drive their car until it breaks down to wait to take it into a mechanic. And just like with a car – your furnace or air conditioner also needs those regular tune-ups. When large appliances like your heating and cooling systems have sat dormant for months, they collect dust, may start to rust, or generally fall into disrepair. A yearly maintenance check-up will ensure that everything is cleaned up and ready to go. For example, if you schedule maintenance on your cooling system early, you won’t be scrambling to find a technician on short notice during the dog days of summer to fix an AC on the fritz.
- Reduce your heating and cooling bills. Without an annual tune-up, your furnace and AC won’t run at the peak of their performance. This means that your costs for heating and cooling will go up. Prepping appliances after a long dormancy is key to ensure that they’re in good shape and ready to jump into action. If your heating and cooling system isn’t running well, it’s going to become an energy drain and that means an increased cost to you. If you’ve noticed a pattern of excessive electricity charges every time you turn on the heat or air, it might be because your systems need a check.
- Extend the life of your furnace and AC. As the saying goes, “A stitch in time saves nine.” Not only can big repairs equal big repair bills but replacing a furnace or AC gets expensive fast. Finding and fixing small problems before they balloon into big problems will keep your appliances working for you longer, increasing the years you have before you need to get a replacement.
Routine furnace and AC maintenance is the easiest, most cost effective way to keep your family comfortable, your electricity costs down, and your furnace and AC working for you for many years into the future.
If you’re ready to schedule a furnace or AC maintenance, consider Climate Control Services. We’re your local heating and cooling specialists. We bring over 20 years of experience to the table so you can rest easy knowing we’ve seen it all – and we’ve fixed it all.
Get in touch today.