You may think HVAC service agreements are a colossal waste of time and money. This is a huge myth. Perhaps you embrace the Do-it-Yourself attitude. Yikes. This is an even bigger no-no.
Why not DIY?
The proper maintenance of your HVAC unit is best performed by a qualified and licensed professional. There are high voltages of electricity involved in the process that you don’t want to mess with.
What is done?
In addition to safety risks, there are a number and variety of important steps involved, depending on your service contract, including:
- Coils cleaned and inspected
- Filters cleaned or replaced
- Clogged condensate drain cleaned and flushed out
- Fan belts adjusted or replaced when needed
- Motors and bearings lubricated
- Blowers and fans cleaned and checked
- Controls and safeties inspected
- Refrigerant and pressures inspected
- Operating temperatures tested and verified
Regular, preventative maintenance can ward off potentially fatal problems to your system before they occur, saving you time and money in the long run. The headache and costly repairs of emergency service or worse – having to replace your unit altogether – are surprise expenses no one wants to tackle.
Who do I call?
Interview and vet at least 2-3 qualified and licensed HVAC professionals before signing any service or maintenance agreements. Contracts typically consist of annual or biannual checkups. Some contracts include parts needed during the tune-up, while others offer emergency services. Don’t automatically hire the cheapest. This could backfire. Remember, “You get what you pay for.”
Call an expert to determine what type of service contract is right for you. Be proactive and follow your service provider’s prescription to increase efficiency and lengthen the lifespan of your system.
Protect your investment, save money on energy bills, improve your air quality and lengthen the life of your unit today! Don’t wait – Call us at 321-300-1407.
Altman’s Cooling & Heating proudly serves Titusville and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and the surrounding communities.