When Do You Need HVAC Maintenance?
Regular maintenance is a necessary part of owning anything – from a car to a home to a computer. Your heating and/or cooling system is no exception. In fact, you may be noticing record high electricity or gas bills, inconsistent heating or cooling throughout your home, or a need for constant repairs. All of these indications show that you need to get your system maintained, pronto.
Common Maintenance Plan Pitfalls
Many AC and furnace companies will offer maintenance contracts, telling you that you need regular, yearly or twice-yearly, maintenance on your systems. If they are doing little more than clean your unit’s filter, this may be true. However, a maintenance plan should contain much more than a quick, five-minute cleaning twice a year. Unfortunately, many maintenance plans are a bit of a rip-off, set up just to upsell you on other units or repairs. Some are even outright scams. If you experience high-pressure sales tactics, are told that if something isn’t repaired immediately – your whole system will fall apart, or are told that, though your system is fixed, the changes won’t show up for a few days – you are getting scammed. We recommend taking advantage of Integrity Air’s free bids to get a second opinion.
A Sensible Maintenance Schedule
Here at Integrity Heating and Air, LLC, our goal is not only to install or repair your unit but to provide you with the maintenance you actually need. We recommend a thorough cleaning of your system every two years. This in-depth upkeep goes far beyond cleaning your filter and calling it good. We get into every nook and cranny – and do a detailed inspection of your heating or cooling system, providing you with a comprehensive list of any next steps that should be taken to keep your system in tip-top condition. We have found that this approach gives the power over your heating or cooling system to you – the homeowner. Because you know that we have performed an in-depth cleaning and full inspection, you can make informed decisions about any next steps that may need to be taken. Often, when we have installed the system and are giving it regular cleanings every two years, little to nothing needs repairing for quite a while. We perform our deep clean, give you an update on the system’s condition, and then get out of your hair. Are you considering getting on a maintenance plan for your heating or air conditioning system? Contact Integrity Air today! We will get you a sensible plan and give your system the comprehensive care it needs to continue to run for years to come.