If you think of your HVAC unit like you would your car engine, you’ll quickly understand why routine maintenance is essential to keeping your HVAC unit running efficiently and helping you avoid major breakdowns that can cost you a lot of money in the long run.
When is the ideal time to have your unit serviced? Read on for the answer and learn how you can count on your trusted Comfort Temp team for inspection, maintenance, and repair throughout the year.
Why Maintenance Matters
Most HVAC units are a financial investment and should be protected as such. They are composed of complicated machinery that can experience breakdowns if not maintained properly. In addition to keeping you comfortable in the harsher months of the year, you can expect the following benefits from your well-maintained HVAC:
Fewer Repairs and Less Likelihood of Catastrophic Issues
Scheduling routine service calls with your Comfort Temp technicians helps prevent big problems from sneaking up on you. You can be aware of issues as they arise, and our technicians treat them promptly and correctly to get your unit running optimally again.
Lower Energy Bills
One of the most significant benefits of maintaining your HVAC unit is that it can have a noticeable impact on your energy bills. For example, when your unit doesn’t operate well or is leaking refrigerant, you may see your monthly costs rise.
Extended HVAC Unit Life
As you take care of minor issues before they become major problems, you add time to the life of your HVAC unit. Taking the appropriate care of your unit and reducing unnecessary wear and tear on it allows your unit to serve you better and be useful to you.
When to Schedule HVAC Maintenance
So, now the question of when to schedule maintenance. When to schedule maintenance depends partly on the age of your HVAC system. For newer systems, professionals typically recommend once per year. However, units here in Florida that run for the majority of the year require a more frequent schedule, particularly if the unit is older or has experienced difficulties in the past. In this case, twice per year is the minimum.
In general, our Comfort Team experts recommend that your unit be inspected and maintained once in the spring and again in the fall. This bi-annual schedule ensures that your unit runs properly and efficiently, and lets you get ahead of the seasonal rush, as service companies frequently experience increased calls and requests during these times.
However, if you notice that this maintenance schedule is not sufficient to keep your HVAC unit running at an optimum level or your unit is more than 10 years old, your Comfort Temp technician can discuss options with you for repair or replacement. While replacement will cost you money initially, it will pay dividends in your energy savings over time.
Comfort Temp Keeps You Comfortable
Whether you want to keep your HVAC unit running at its best through routine scheduled maintenance or you want to retire your unit due to its inefficiency, contact Comfort Temp today. We are ready to guide you through your options and explain what will keep you and your family or employees comfortable in the harsher months and beyond.