The Value of Keeping an HVAC Maintenance Log
As a homeowner, the list of home maintenance responsibilities can be overwhelming. From cleaning gutters and mowing the lawn to changing the batteries in a smoke detector, you may feel like there is no end in sight.
In the midst of everything, it’s easy to forget and get behind on a regular maintenance schedule. This is especially true for HVAC maintenance. While you may aspire to change your air filters on time and schedule appointments with a technician, it’s hard to keep track of.
We have good news for you. There’s an easier way.
Developing and keeping an HVAC maintenance log is a simple way to stay on track with your regular maintenance. It also serves as a record keeping tool that’s helpful in many ways as it relates to the value of your home.
How to Create an HVAC Maintenance Log
Creating an HVAC maintenance log is simple. Find a notebook or create a document with a chart that includes the service type, date, any notes about the condition of the unit and whether it was completed by yourself or a heating and air conditioning company.
If you have receipts or records from past appointments, add the information going back as far as possible. If your unit was serviced regularly by a company, reach out to their team to find out if they have additional records you can include.
Once you have added your past records you can create a maintenance schedule that is easier to follow.
Why Do You Need an HVAC Maintenance Log?
Keeping a maintenance log is helpful for a variety of reasons.
Regular Maintenance – There’s no question that regular maintenance for your HVAC system helps to prevent costly and often unnecessary repairs over time. A log will help you keep up with the recommended maintenance. It will also provide you with important information about the condition of your unit as the years pass.
Selling Your Home – Keeping a maintenance log for your HVAC unit is also important when you are selling your home. Prospective buyers are concerned with the layout of the house, the number of bedrooms and nearby amenities. They are also interested in the age and condition of your HVAC system.
A standard home inspection includes some information, but a maintenance record is also helpful information for them to consider. Some buyers may also require a supplemental inspection to lessen the chances they would have unexpected repairs or costs after moving in.
Warranty – Many new HVAC systems also come with a product warranty. Similar to purchasing a vehicle warranty, they may require regular maintenance at specific times. When you’re shopping for a new heating and air conditioning system, be sure to ask about the options and requirements so you know what to expect upfront.
These are only a few of the many reasons why keeping a maintenance log for your HVAC system can be helpful. It can also be a great addition to an annual maintenance plan with a heating and air conditioning company.
When you sign up for an annual maintenance plan, or Total Comfort Service Program, with Barineau Heating and Air Conditioning you can relax knowing that our team of HVAC comfort specialists will help you develop a maintenance plan that’s designed to help you and your family stay comfortable all year round.
To request more information about our Total Comfort Service Program, give us a call or contact our team. If you are ready to sign up, you can click here to purchase an HVAC maintenance plan online.