6 Reasons HVAC maintenance is Important
HVAC preventative maintenance can save money by:
- Reducing your risk of expensive breakdowns by up to 95%
- Ensuring that your system runs at peak efficiency, saving up to 30% on your energy bill
- Extending the life of your system, reducing the chance you’ll have to pay for the installation of a new system
Annual HVAC preventative maintenance can also keep your system under warranty. This means that if it does fail, you won’t have to spend a lot for repairs or replacement.
Improves Air Quality
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor pollutants may be 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors. In some cases, indoor contaminants may be up to 100 times higher than outdoors. If you or a loved one suffers from respiratory issues, this can be dangerous. Some of the most common contaminants include pet dander, cigarette smoke, dust mites, pollen, and mold.
If you’re concerned about mold in your ducts, consider having them cleaned. As a general rule, preventative maintenance will ensure that the air traveling through your vents is clean and well-filtered.
You rely on your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable year-round. Preventative HVAC maintenance will help your system steadily produce and evenly distribute warm or cold air throughout your home. Unfortunately, many people take maintenance for granted or accept that a room is hot during the summer or cold during the winter, and nothing can be done. However, preventative HVAC maintenance can ensure that your home is heated or cooled as efficiently and evenly as possible. It will also reduce the risk that noises or smells from your HVAC system will disrupt your life.
Keeps Home Safe
You may have heard stories about families who went away for the holidays and came home to find a frozen, damaged home. If you’re not home and your HVAC system stops working, it can cause various other issues, including frozen or burst water pipes, water damage, or more. If this happens, repair costs can be astronomical. Preventative HVAC maintenance can keep your system in working order.
Preventative HVAC maintenance can protect you and your family against carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the Centers for Disease Control, even low levels of carbon monoxide exposure can lead to serious health problems. The most common source of carbon monoxide leaks is a cracked/failed heat exchanger. Preventative HVAC maintenance includes carbon monoxide testing, which can identify potential dangers in your system.
Helps the Environment
For those who are environmentally conscious, a well-maintained HVAC system uses less fuel, which is good for the environment. Since the EPA is working to phase out substances that could be harmful to the environment, you may also want to be aware of the type of refrigerant being used in your system. Our HVAC technicians have EPA Section 608 Certification and can help you understand the type of refrigerant being used and how it impacts the environment- as well as your options.
We can also help you understand how installing a programmable thermostat can be beneficial or how switching from oil heat to natural gas or an all electric system reduces the impact your system has on the environment.
Provides Peace of Mind
Finally, preventative HVAC maintenance with WardGuard provides you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you’re covered if something goes wrong. Our WardGuard plan is $19.99/month for your first system and $15/month for each additional system. You can prepay for the entire year for $279 for the first system and $200 per year for each additional system. We understand that everyone has different needs, so feel free to contact us for custom plans.
WardGuard includes the following benefits:
- 2 annual system check-ups: Spring and Fall
- Priority scheduling
- No business hour dispatch fees (normally $99)
- Discounts: 10% on HVAC and plumbing repairs and 5% on HVAc system replacement
- Maintenance documentation, including detailed reports of all findings
- 1-year repair warranty
- 100% satisfaction guarantee
If you’re interested in our WardGuard maintenance plans, contact us today to learn more or to sign up.