Why Your Air Conditioning Needs an Annual Tune-Up | Best HVAC Maintenance Tips

Scheduling an annual maintenance check for your heating and cooling system is like going to the dentist or changing your vehicle’s oil. It’s very easy to put off, but you could find yourself in serious trouble if you procrastinate for too long. The best HVAC maintenance practice is to schedule an annual check to uncover issues with your system that you might not otherwise notice until it’s too late.

Here’s why you want to schedule an annual maintenance check, even if it seems like your system is running fine.

Increase Efficiency

While your unit may appear to be running flawlessly, it’s possible that dirt, dust and other debris are causing damage that you can’t see. Over time, everything from dead leaves to dryer lint could find its way into your outside unit, which causes several problems, including a dirty condenser coil and clogged cooling fins. This diminishes your system’s ability to transfer heat effectively, leads to a less efficient heating and cooling system and drives up your monthly energy costs, especially during the summer and winter seasons. An inspection can also help you determine whether you need any upgrades or replacements to your system.

Avoid a Catastrophe

Your heating and cooling system has dozens of components, many of which rely upon each other to operate. One damaged or failed component could significantly impact your entire system. By scheduling an annual maintenance check, you’re lowering the risk that one failing component leads to another failing component, and so on. For example, dirty condenser coils can lead to compressor failure. A damaged or failing compressor could then lead to further issues with your wiring or other parts of your system.

Lengthen your Unit’s Lifespan

More than anything, an annual maintenance check is about preventative maintenance and improving your system’s efficiency, which can lower your energy bill, lengthen the lifespan of your unit and help you avoid a heating and air conditioning catastrophe. Paying a little more each year for a maintenance check and tune-up potentially saves you thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime by helping you avoid costly repairs and replacements.

When you have your heating and cooling system serviced annually, you eliminate the problems that shorten its lifespan. A dirty heat pump that hasn’t been serviced in a long time works harder to heat and cool your house, and thus accumulates more wear and tear over time. This could end up shortening the lifespan of your unit by several years, or at the very least, lead to frequent costly repairs.

Get the Best HVAC Maintenance with Barineau

Signing up for an annual service plan helps you save time, money and effort while keeping your HVAC system in top shape. With Barineau Heating and Air Conditioning’s Total Comfort Service Program, you’ll receive a number of cost incentives, such as no overtime charges and a discount on repairs. At $109 per year, the Blue Plan (which includes one 28-point inspection) only costs $20 more than a one-time tune-up, with benefits that quickly pay for themselves. In addition, signing up for an annual plan removes the burden of having to remember annual maintenance appointments. You can rest easy knowing that Barineau has your back and will remind you when it’s time for your appointment.

Time is money, which is why it’s always a great thing to make the most of yours. Save on both by signing up for the Total Comfort Service Program today, or click here to speak with a home comfort specialist.

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