Part of a good heating and air service package is scheduled maintenance...but what does maintenance actually do for an HVAC system? Here's a list of the positive side effects of maintenance:

Faster Thermostat Response Times

Thermostats work at the speed of electricity, sensing temperature limits and sending signals to the HVAC system. However, the system has to push and pull heat around—which can take some time. A system that receives maintenance regularly will have efficient fan blades, new filters, and clean coils. This will help the system rapidly change the temperature—and will prevent the system from chugging along under a layer of dust.

Utility Bill Savings

What else happens when a heating and cooling system responds efficiently? Money that would otherwise be spent on electricity and fuel is saved. As a result, monthly utility bills are typically lower when a heating and air system receives maintenance. These savings may be even more noticeable for commercial units.

Warranty Life Span

If a heating and air system has been recently installed in the home—take out the system's manual. There will probably be an important warranty caveat: the warranty only applies if the HVAC unit is receiving regular heating and air service. In case of a massive system failure, periodic maintenance allows for the replacement of the heating and air system via the warranty. Routine maintenance can prevent system owners from losing big.

Fewer Big Repairs

When professional technicians perform scheduled heating and air service maintenance, they notice small problems– from strange motor noises to a slipping fan belt. They can test refrigerant levels, measure voltage, and take a close look at burners. When caught early, little problems are easy to fix, requiring a few tweaks or a quick replacement. Let Ragsdale know right away if any issues arise before or after maintenance

Better Durability for HVAC Units

Taken altogether, the benefits of scheduled maintenance result in a longer life span for HVAC units. The more use unit owners get out of the system before it needs to be replaced, the more money they will be able to save. A properly cared-for unit can easily last for 15 years.

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