If there’s one thing no homeowner wants in the winter, it’s to be left without heat. Even in places where the weather doesn’t reach blizzard status, having adequate heat can help fight the chill and ensure that everyone in the house is comfortable. The best way to prevent disaster from occurring is to make sure your heating unit is inspected.
Why should you call your heating and air conditioning contractors before the weather outside truly becomes frightful? Check out the three P’s below for reasons to do so if you haven’t already.
- Prevent the need for emergency HVAC repairs later on
Whether you need to change your HVAC filters, which should be done at least once every three months in most cases, or you need to get a replacement part to have your furnace work correctly, preventative maintenance is key. Having an HVAC professional look at your heating system can help keep your furnace from breaking down later and costing you more in repairs.
- Pinpoint potential issues now rather than getting surprises in the future
Nobody wants to deal with surprise furnace breakdowns in the middle of winter. An inspection can help uncover issues early so you don’t have to pay any unexpected costs, including on your energy bill. Improper HVAC installation can increase these costs by up to 30%, so your technician can make sure that everything is in proper working order. A technician can also take a look at your thermostat and help you program it if necessary. Programmable thermostats help save homeowners an average of $180 per year in energy costs, so making sure you’re all set for winter is key to avoiding surprises on your heating bill as well.
- Prolong the life of your HVAC units
With proper maintenance, you can ensure that your furnace can last for a long time. New HVAC units can last at least 12 to 15 years when they are properly maintained and inspected.
As for your air conditioning, you may be thinking that you can get away without having it inspected this season. If you’re not going to use it, after all, then what’s the purpose of getting it looked at? However, at some point when the weather warms up again, you’ll definitely want your heating and air conditioning contractors to check your AC. Whether you have a ductless air conditioner or central AC for your home, you don’t want it breaking down when you need it.
Do you need heating and air conditioning contractors to visit your home before the cold sets in? It’s not too late to call us for inspections, heating and air repairs, and other questions or concerns.