We are back with another ElectricMasters HVAC blog! We trust you missed us and our AC and furnace-related wisdom. Speaking of which, our last blog highlighted a few of the most common signs it’s time to replace your HVAC system, so be sure to go back and check that blog out if you are in a “repair vs. replacement” state of mind.
For the purposes of today’s post, we’ll be taking the opportunity to address HVAC maintenance and its wealth of benefits. We’ve also opted to include a fancy infographic in today’s blog to help visually underscore said benefits.
So, if you are a home or business owner in Cincinnati and have been kicking around getting started with an HVAC maintenance plan, allow us to throw our proverbial two cents in! Keep reading to learn more about what you stand to gain from an HVAC maintenance plan from ElectricMasters.
Six Reasons To Sign Up For HVAC Maintenance
The EPA states that levels of airborne toxins and pollutants are between two and five times higher indoors than they are outdoors. If your family or staff suffer from respiratory issues, it’s crucial to make sure that your HVAC system is running the way it should be. Of course, you want to change out your air filters and clean your ductwork regularly, but most HVAC maintenance plans include these tasks within the plan.
HVAC maintenance plans also ensure that your AC unit, furnace, and general system are operating the way they should be. While investing in a whole new system will undoubtedly lead to improved energy efficiency, your professional HVAC technician at ElectricMasters will be able to recommend alternative measures we can take to improve your system as-is. These measures might include increasing the insulation of your space, installing programmable thermostats and controls, and recommendations to preserve the system airflow within your home.
There are many ways in which HVAC maintenance plans save you money, but perhaps none are more widespread than simple savings on your utility bill. The fact of the matter is that many HVAC issues cost a lot of money to the unaware homeowner. While they might not be detrimental, such issues can cost you hundreds each year on your energy bill.
Let’s not forget about the primary reason home and business owners have HVAC systems in the first place — to keep the people inside comfortable. In Cincinnati, we tend to have brutal winters and muggy summers, so having a functional furnace and AC unit running the whole year round is absolutely essential. Having a residential or commercial HVAC maintenance plan is one of the best ways you can ensure you keep that comfort the full 365 days out of the year!
Shield Your Home
This point applies specifically to the colder months. Perhaps you live in Cincinnati for most of the year but then opt to “winter” somewhere a bit more pleasant when the temperatures drop below zero.
Hey, we won’t hold it against you!
Whether you live in Cincinnati full-time or not, a sure-fire way to put your home in imminent danger is to have your HVAC system fail while you are out of town. If the temperatures drop low enough, the water in your pipes can freeze, causing the pipes themselves to break. This leads to a nightmare of a flooded house for you to return home to. That’s not something we want anyone to have to deal with!
Not only will HVAC maintenance plans extend the life of your HVAC system itself, but it will also protect your system’s warranty. It’s helpful to think of your HVAC system in the same way that you think about your home itself — they are investments that merit protecting. Finally, being proactive about diagnosing and resolving minor issues helps prevent you from having to pay much more in repairs. Little, affordable problems can become big, expensive ones in a hurry.
Preventative maintenance is vital for your HVAC systems for numerous reasons; we’ve only gotten the chance to address a few of them in today’s blog. If you are ready to learn more about what our maintenance plan entails at ElectricMasters, give the top HVAC contractor in Cincinnati a call today! We’d love to hear from you.