HVAC tune-ups not only prevent sudden breakdowns, but they also save you money monthly. Regular tune-ups ensure your home HVAC systems are running as efficiently as possible. The cumulative effect of taking care of little things — like tightening seals and replacing air filters when they become dirty — translates to savings on your monthly utility bill. The flipside is true as well, tune-ups can prevent bigger, more costly repairs down the road. Don’t let a small repair turn into a large, expensive one or worse — a sudden interruption to your heating or cooling service.
Upkeep can save you money! It might sound counterintuitive, but maintenance doesn’t have to be about reacting to things that have gone wrong. With careful planning, a regular schedule, and your trusted HVAC company you can have the type of maintenance that can lower your HVAC bills and save you money monthly and in the long run.
Different Types of Maintenance
Reactive maintenance: We perform this type of maintenance when your HVAC technician encounters a problem. Perhaps something breaks, begins to make a loud noise or smell bad, or there’s strange smoke coming from an unknown source. Maybe the item in question has stopped working with no explanation. When something goes wrong, the technician uses this type of maintenance to uncover the problem and address it, getting the system back in working order as soon as possible.
Preventive maintenance: This type is designed to eliminate or reduce the need for reactive maintenance. Reactive maintenance “reacts” to a problem, and preventive maintenance, of course, helps “prevent” by keeping the system clean, effective and running smoothly. By performing preventive maintenance regularly, we can avoid many problems that would eventually require reactive maintenance. Even if issues do still occur, they’ll often be much cheaper to fix because you’ll notice them earlier.
The cost of HVAC maintenance like this will almost always be less than waiting until something goes wrong. Just as a trip to the mechanic for your annual car inspection is cheaper than replacing rusted-out brake lines, so too will preventive maintenance result in more affordable and less frequent reactive repairs in the future.
How exactly does a tune-up help save money? It catches minor problems like a hole in the ductwork or a small electrical repair before they become major, dangerous or costly problems. Regular tune-ups, cleanings, and air filter replacements improve energy efficiency, extends the lifespan of the unit, and improves air quality.
Go ahead and set up a HVAC tune-up with your trusted HVAC company, especially before it gets scorching hot here in Alabama this summer. Many companies will offer a free quote on a tune-up. Even better, a monthly HVAC maintenance plan typically provides the most significant value of all the tune-up services offered. These plans may have the lowest up-front prices and provide additional benefits such as discounts on repairs, priority service, guaranteed service, and more.
Xcalibur Services is ready to help you maintain your HVAC system with regular tune-ups so you can avoid major AC repairs! Schedule a service today!