Don’t Be Caught Off Guard! Be Prepared with an HVAC Maintenance Plan

September is National Preparedness Month. While this month normally deals with natural disasters, Best Heating & Cooling encourages you to have a proactive plan for your HVAC system. The easiest way to ensure your family’s health and comfort continues uninterrupted during potential disasters is by having and keeping up with an HVAC maintenance plan.

What is an HVAC maintenance plan?

An HVAC maintenance plan includes regularly scheduled maintenance appointments for your HVAC system to ensure it is running properly. It is important to know what kind of HVAC system you have, how often it should be checked and then keeping up with this routine on a regular basis.

Why is it important?

Routine maintenance of your HVAC system on an annual schedule will save you time and money in the long run. Having an HVAC maintenance plan pays for itself, keeping repair costs low and your HVAC system running more efficiently.

The convenience of having a regular HVAC maintenance plan will likely keep you ahead of any potential problems your HVAC system may face, ultimately giving you better peace of mind, especially during the hottest days of summer and the coldest days of winter.

What are the potential consequences of not having a plan?

While many homeowners may wait until a problem occurs with their furnace or air conditioner to call an HVAC service company, this can result in higher repair and replacement costs as compared with the lower costs of routine maintenance.

Waiting for disaster to strike before getting your HVAC system fixed can also end up inconveniencing you and your family on the worst temperature days of the year when your service company is backed up with other phone calls. Keep up an HVAC maintenance plan to avoid these issues!

How often should I schedule HVAC maintenance?

Every HVAC system is different, which means your maintenance plan may differ based on the type of system in your home. Here are some suggestions regarding when to schedule routine maintenance based on the various types of systems to help keep your home environment safe and comfortable.

  • For a system that heats and cools: Schedule maintenance in the spring and fall.
  • For a system that cools only: Schedule maintenance at least once a year, before the cooling season.
  • For a system with a furnace only: Schedule maintenance at least once a year, before the heating season.

If you are a Salt Lake Valley homeowner needing to schedule routine HVAC maintenance, give us a call at (801) 492-0977. At Best Heating & Cooling, we are your best buddy!