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Making Sure You’re Always Cool

At Barineau, we often receive questions from our customers regarding what preventative measures are worth investing in. While we all want to be smart with our dollars, overlooking routine maintenance on such a vital piece of equipment as your HVAC can end up costing you in the long-run . That is why we are proponents of maintaining a service agreement on your HVAC equipment.

Most homeowners know that it is important to change air filters routinely. An air filter keeps particles that get sucked into the air from blocking your blower and coils. So it is vital to change these regularly to prevent a system from getting blocked. However, this is only the first step in preventative maintenance. A service agreement ensures that routine maintenance is performed beyond the air filter and should continue throughout the life of your equipment, particularly as equipment ages.

Service agreements are designed to check and adjust thermostats, gauges, operation levels, evaporation conditions, safety controls, burners, pilot assembly, check for gas leaks, lubricate moving parts, check fan controls and ignition, compressor amperage and voltage, condensing coils and condition, refrigerant, belts, wires, connections, ductwork and more.

A service agreement with Barineau provides two system check-ups each year as well as priority emergency service and no overtime charges regardless of what time of the day or night you need us. In the middle of a heat wave or cold snap, no one wants to deal with a heating or cooling emergency anyway that could have been prevented in a routine tune up. But more important, emergency repairs tend to cost a homeowner much more than preventative maintenance because regular checkups allow a technician to be proactive as equipment ages rather than reacting to something that has already broken or gone wrong. Additionally, a clean system is always going to operate more efficiently than one that hasn’t been serviced routinely, which equates to saving money on utility bills.

At Barineau we are in the business of providing heating and cooling solutions and we pride ourselves on keeping you up on your game. Service agreements could seem like an investment, but they should be seen as a very inexpensive way to make sure your system continues to work reliably as well as avoid excessive utility bills. So if you truly want to extend the life of your HVAC system don’t leave it to chance. Instead, leave it to Barry. He always knows cool.

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