If you’re starting to feel the heat, it’s time to schedule preventative maintenance.
Last Sunday marked the first day of spring! And, while you’re busy planning your garden or scheduling your summer getaway, there is another thing you should be keeping at the forefront of your mind – spring preventative air conditioner or heat pump maintenance. Not as fun as a garden or vacation, but incredibly important.
Like your body, your heating and air conditioning system needs regular check-ups in order to ensure that everything is running smoothly. So, preventative maintenance should be on your mind two times a year – once during the spring and again during the fall. During a fall preventative maintenance appointment, your heating and air conditioning specialist will look at your gas furnace, making sure it is ready to beat the cold during the winter. During the spring, it’s your air conditioner’s turn.
So, why all of the emphasis on preventative maintenance? Well, preventative maintenance is the best way to make sure you don’t wind up calling in an emergency service call during the peak season. During the peak season, contractors can be swamped by the sheer number of service calls – leading to longer wait times (a.k.a. longer time without air conditioning). Yuck!
Plus, a lot of warranty agreements include preventative maintenance in their conditions for continued coverage. Preventative maintenance can extend the life of your system, ensure it is operating at the efficiency levels you want, and save you money on cooling costs during long summer days.
So, are you getting ready to schedule your preventative maintenance appointment? Do you need a head start? Find your local heating and air conditioning contractor with our dealer locator.
Thanks for putting preventative maintenance into perspective. You’re right: it is hard to calculate the cost-benefit of a potential event. But I love what you said about thinking about what could happen if, say, the pipes burst. I’ve been bad with preventative maintenance with everything because money is tight, but it will be tighter if something malfunctions because of my negligence. I’m going to have to find a business to do some PM on my heater – and I really mean it.