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How Can I Extend the Life of my HVAC Unit?

Arianne Large - Monday, February 13, 2017
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Maintenance agreements are meant for more than just a quick checkup of your HVAC system. Those twice-yearly service calls have benefits you might not even have considered, including extending the life of your HVAC unit. Here’s the lowdown on regular maintenance.

What Is a Maintenance Agreement?

A maintenance agreement is a contract between you and your HVAC company that binds them to regularly service your heating and cooling system, generally twice a year, in the spring before cooling season and in the fall before heating season. Most maintenance agreements also include a discounted rate on any repairs as well as priority service should you need to call in for 24-hour emergency maintenance or repair.

How Does It Extend the Life of an HVAC Unit?

Your heating and cooling system is made up of many components and moving parts that work together to make it run so it can cool your home in the summer and warm it up in the winter. Just like any other mechanical device, without proper care, it can break down over time. Keeping the unit cleaned, lubricated, and properly calibrated can cut down on friction and reduce wear and tear to the parts, prevent breakdowns, and helping it to run better, longer.

When your HVAC system receives maintenance from a certified technician twice a year, you can rest easy knowing your heating and cooling system has been cleaned, inspected, tested, and calibrated to ensure proper operation while helping to prevent the need for costly repairs.

To find the right maintenance agreement for your home HVAC system, contact our team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning by calling 704-821-6255 or by visiting us online.