Why Do Maintenance?
Some people avoid doing maintenance on their equipment because they think it’s costly and avoid the expense. They end up waiting till it actually breaks down and it usually ends up in a costly repair that a lot of times can be avoided. By the time this happens they end up having to wait for service during the hottest or coldest days of the year and most service companies are booked up. When the fact is that routine maintenance will save you money in the long run by lowering repair cost, extending the life of your equipment and saving on energy costs because things operate more efficiently.
Some of reasons a maintenance plan save you money are:
- Gives you a chance to check airflow by cleaning and testing blower components. Unknown air flow problems will reduce the efficiency of your equipment.
- Most manufacturers require proof that routine maintenance is being done in order to maintain your manufacturer warranty.
- You can add to the life of your equipment and avoid costly premature replacement.
- Allows your contractor to find ways to improve efficiency and comfort in the home.
- Tightening all electrical connections will prevent the equipment from over current and avoid over heating the wires that can possibly cause them to fail.
- Some repairs can do more than just cost you money. A dirty or broken furnace or boiler can put your family’s health at risk. Preventive maintenance can discover future problems that may lead to CO poising or possible other dangerous situations.
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Actions To Do Yourself
Inspect, clean, or change air filters once a month in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump. Your contractor can show you how to do this. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to early failure. Check Batteries in thermostat.
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