In the immortal words of Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That truism definitely applies to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
The busy components of an HVAC system will do their job for many years if properly cared for. However, if you only work on the system when a problem occurs, the more likely components will fail before they should.
What is done during preventive HVAC maintenance?
During a typical preventive maintenance visit, a trained HVAC technician will perform many checks and take several actions, including:
- Check refrigerant levels and inspect the system for leaks
- Check electrical connections and tighten if necessary
- Check gas connections for leaks and carry out minor repairs if necessary
- Check, clean, and straighten condenser coils to ensure proper airflow
- Lubricate moving parts
- Testing the thermostat to make sure it is working properly, including turning the system on and off
- Check air filter and clean or replace if necessary
Despite its comprehensive nature, preventive maintenance does not last long and does not interfere with business operations or private life. The technician efficiently performs his assessments and maintenance tasks and then sets off, with the HVAC owner confident that their equipment is working properly.
Take care of the HVAC system that takes care of you
It helps to be proactive about the “health” of your HVAC system. But how exactly is it good for a business owner or homeowner? There are many benefits to participating in a preventive maintenance program, including:
- Prevent costly downtime. If an HVAC system component fails, replacement and repair costs can be significant. And writing the check is particularly difficult when you find out, as so often, that the problem could have been avoided through regular maintenance or even a quick and inexpensive remedy.
- Lower energy costs. It is much more expensive to run an HVAC system that is not working efficiently than one that is performing at its peak.
- Extension of the service life of the system and its components. HVAC systems, like all mechanical systems, have a “life expectancy” that at some point they will require major repairs and / or replacements. But if you could put off a bill of, say, $ 5,000 for two years instead of paying it today, imagine the positive impact it would have on your finances as a business owner or a homeowner.
- Keep your system under warranty. HVAC system manufacturers typically require proof of annual maintenance when making a warranty claim. If you don’t have your system serviced at least once a year (and ideally more often), your claim may be denied.
- Improve the air quality in your business or home. HVAC systems are designed to support a healthy and comfortable indoor climate. Regularly servicing your system can help it achieve this goal.
- Minimize your ecological footprint. When your HVAC system works efficiently, it uses less fuel and that’s better for the environment. As new technology becomes available, your HVAC technician can also make recommendations on how to further minimize your environmental footprint.
- Protect your business or your home. HVAC systems are designed to operate safely and rarely cause damage to businesses or households. Even so, they run on electricity, natural gas and other fuels which can be dangerous if not properly controlled and used. It is important for a technician to discover a minor leak or other problem before they can develop into major problems.
How often is maintenance required?
The correct frequency of preventive maintenance for your HVAC system will depend on factors such as the size of the furnace and air conditioning units, their frequency of use, and others. As a rule of thumb, you should have your system checked and serviced by a trained HVAC technician at least once a year. More frequent maintenance may be appropriate for systems in high demand environments.
Another reason multiple visits a year can be beneficial is because it’s ideal to have your air conditioner serviced just before the hot summer months and your stove just before the cool autumn nights and mornings arrive.
Why not just give us a call when you need to have your HVAC system serviced?
Have you ever noticed that most dental practices make your next appointment at the end of your current visit? Why? Because even if you might remind yourself to come back in six months, it’s too easy to postpone making an appointment in the middle of a busy day or hectic week.
The same goes for preventive maintenance on HVAC. You could certainly remind Timberline Mechanical to book a visit in a year’s time, but you’re much more likely to stick to your schedule if you follow a preventive maintenance program.
Additionally, participating in a program prevents a situation where you contact your provider to make an appointment and, it turns out, they have booked many days or even weeks in the future. Instead, you and the provider have a note on your calendar and can be sure that the visit will take place as planned.
Finally, while preventive maintenance is a very affordable service, knowing when your visit is scheduled can be incorporated into your business or family budget.
Get expert insights to optimize your HVAC system
One final benefit of participating in an HVAC system preventive maintenance program is that you will receive regular expert insights from a trained professional who will focus solely on making sure your system is fully optimized and running efficiently.
Unless you’re an HVAC expert yourself, the best thing to do is to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for things like changing filters and just hope the rest of the system is working properly. Business owners and homeowners who participate in a preventive maintenance program typically sleep better at night knowing that their HVAC system has recently been checked and serviced, or is about to be serviced, and that they are enjoying all of the benefits described above.
Contact Timberline Mechanical today to learn more about all of the services we offer, from new system design and installation to preventive maintenance!
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