Maintenance Checks on Your Heating and Cooling System Every Year are Vital
There are many reasons why people neglect the maintenance of their heating and cooling systems. One reason is that because their system is currently working, they assume it will always continue to work. That is until they wake up one morning in the dead of winter, and realize that the temperature outside is below zero and it feels like the temperature inside isn’t much warmer. This can be a dangerous situation for your family to be in. Elderly people and young children are especially vulnerable. A lot of repairs happen because of the neglect of your current system. There are many reasons to have your unit on a “maintenance check plan.” If you always have a maintenance check scheduled each year, it can save you money in the long run. Some heating and cooling systems can even breakdown to the point of not being able to fix them if you leave them completely unattended. The technicians at Holland Heating and Cooling can go over with you all the things you can do to make sure your unit runs smoothly and maintenance free. If you schedule a maintenance check with them, they will make sure that you are ready for those cold winter months or those hot summer months. Remember the old adage; “A pound of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Some folks don’t realize that they can prevent a lot of heating and cooling repairs just by keeping a few things done each year. The first one is to always change your filter. This should be done about every three months. The second thing is to wash off the outside AC unit. Dirt and debris can build up in the coils and cause the unit to function with less efficiency.The third thing is to have a scheduled maintenance check done every year. If these simple things aren’t done each year, you lose up to 10% efficiency every year. The cost of maintenance service will save you money in energy cost savings in the long run. Do yourself a favor and schedule your maintenance service today. You will be glad you did. The peace of mind that you will have knowing that your system is ready for the long summer or winter months, is worth the cost of the service. Heating and cooling units are there to make your comfortable with the temperature. They can’t do their job without proper maintenance.
Your heating and cooling system is one of the most expensive things in your house to replace. Most of the time keeping up with the maintenance is the best way to assure that you will not have to be replacing it. There are also tips available for keeping the air flowing better to assure that the unit is not working too hard. One family had to replace their unit because they had shut off all the vents in the upstairs of their home since no one slept up there anymore. The company told them that shutting off the airflow to that part of the house had caused their unit to work too hard and it had become unrepairable.