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When Should I Get My HVAC System Maintained?

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The best way to keep your HVAC system in the best condition possible is by getting it serviced regularly. So, when should you get HVAC systems maintained? The answer is that it can vary depending on the type and age of the system that you have.

You should get the HVAC system maintained at least once a year. During the service, a technician should inspect all parts for damage, clean all surfaces, lubricate all moving parts, tighten loose screws and bolts, realign all shifted components, and recalibrate the thermostat. After the service, your HVAC system should run as smoothly and efficiently as the day you got it.

Unfortunately, what's out of sight is often out of mind, and HVAC maintenance is one of the most common things neglected. To illustrate how important HVAC maintenance is and when you should schedule it. Let's dive into the following topics:

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When to Get AC Maintenance

The best time to schedule AC maintenance is early summer or late spring.

You should keep an eye on the weather. As temperatures start to rise steadily, schedule an AC tune-up. The goal is to not schedule the maintenance too early, as this means it'll be sitting around doing nothing. During this time, dirt, dust, and other pollutants will have ample time to settle into nooks and crannies. If you schedule the service too late, you won't get to use your AC when you need it.

You should also get AC maintenance if you notice warm spots in the room, difficulties turning the unit on, or general unresponsiveness. Older units may require more attention and care than newer AC systems.

When to Get Heating Maintenance

You should follow a similar schedule with heating maintenance. The ideal time is sometime between late fall and early winter. This ensures that all parts are in the best condition possible before the heating system is turned on.

Although that's the ideal time, it doesn't necessarily mean that your heating system won't need to be serviced at other times of the year. If you notice uneven heating throughout the home, odd sounds whenever the heater is turned on, a burnt smell coming from the vents, or water stains or leaks around the heater, you should call a professional.

The Benefits of a Year-Round Maintenance Plan

Here at George Brazil Heating and Cooling, we offer our own HVAC maintenance plan. With prices starting at $259 a year, members enjoy up to two 56-point tune-up inspections a year, 24-hour response time, priority service, periodic specials and promotions, and up to 25% off repairs and up to 10% off new equipment purchases. The maintenance agreement is also fully transferable, so you're covered even if you move!

It's worth joining a year-round maintenance plan, as you'll never forget to service your HVAC system. You'll be sent reminders for both the heating and cooling systems.

Whole HVAC System Protection

During the service, our team will inspect the entire system. We disassemble all components and check parts for damage. We also recalibrate the entire system and ensure everything is in the right place. This protects the HVAC system by extending equipment life and ensuring it remains as efficient as the day you got it. Every year you forget to schedule a service, the HVAC system can drop in efficiency by as much as 5%!

Lower Energy Bills

If your HVAC system is as efficient as the day you got it, your energy bills will remain low. Poorly aligned or damaged parts can cause the system to use more energy to do the same thing. This means that you'll see a sudden increase in energy bills or a steady rise month after month.

Fewer Breakdowns

A properly serviced HVAC system is much less likely to break down and fail. You'll spend less on repairs and won't have to worry about replacing the HVAC system anytime in the future. With proper maintenance and care, HVAC systems can typically last between 15 and 20 years.

Keep Warranties Valid

If you fail to demonstrate consistent maintenance of your HVAC system throughout the year, your manufacturer's warranty may no longer be valid. It's definitely worth it to stay on top of service because if the manufacturer's warranty ever becomes void, you'll have to pay for both the labor and parts of repairs.

Comfort and Peace of Mind

If you diligently book HVAC maintenance, you'll enjoy comfort and peace of mind knowing your system is running at its best. This is one less problem that you'll have to worry about.

The Pros at George Brazil Can Help You Avoid AC Breakdowns This Summer

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