Keeping your HVAC system in good working order depends in part on the quality of the system you install and ensuring that the home’s heating and cooling loads are manageable. However, without annual service calls, all of your efforts to maintain lower energy bills and a comfortable home may be for nothing. And worse, failing to maintain your heating and cooling systems will result in a considerably lower return on investment. The solution to ensuring peak performance and good working condition is simple: Schedule annual service calls.
The value of annual service calls
Neglect starts a cycle of increased energy costs and wear and tear on your HVAC system that ultimately leads to a shorter system life and increased repair costs. Annual service calls will keep your system in working order by removing harmful dirt buildup and checking for early signs of damage and wear. Another benefit of annual service calls involves ensuring the equipment operates safely — a vital necessity for equipment that consumes flammable natural gas (or propane or oil), as well as electricity. The service also includes a safety check of the system’s combustion, promoting safe venting of carbon monoxide and ensuring that hazardous backdrafting doesn’t occur.
Scheduling annual service calls
Every fall, homeowners should schedule annual service for their heating system. Scheduling the service before winter gets into full swing simply ensures that your heating system will function safely and efficiently over the duration of the season. However, if you forget to schedule it in the fall, there’s no time like the present. The same idea works in the spring when you should have your cooling system serviced. Regardless of when the service is performed, it’s more important to ensure regularity. That way, the HVAC technician can safely remove dirt that builds up as the furnace, heat pump or A/C sits idle over the off season, as well as any dirt that gets into the system over the high-use season.
Don’t underestimate the importance of scheduling annual service calls. Why not put your valuable heating and cooling systems into the hands of the experts at Climate Control Company? We’ve served Western Colorado homeowners since 1956, and we’re happy to help ensure your system is safe and in good working condition.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Aspen, Vail and the surrounding Western slope communities in Colorado about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about annual service calls and other HVAC topics, please visit our website.
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