Just as doctors encourage physical checkups every year, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) manufacturers and service experts suggest regular HVAC system inspections to make sure your system is running properly. Regular maintenance by professionals such as those at Harris-Dudley Co. will extend the life of your unit and save you a lot of money in the short and long term.
Preventative Maintenance for Your HVAC System
Many HVAC companies offer a Preventive Maintenance Agreement (PMA) to cover regular inspections and maintenance during the year. These agreements are usually offered for a yearly fee. During the course of the PMA, a certified technician will come to your residence and test/inspect your HVAC system. This will help catch problems before any minor issues turn into major ones.
During these regular HVAC checkups, the technician will:
- check system functions and safety controls
- inspect electrical components and connections
- ensure proper airflow and change dirty air filters
- inspect pumps
- lubricate and check flow rates, where appropriate
HVAC Checkups Two Times a Year
There are many different types of PMAs available out there. The best ones usually include technician home visits twice a year. Specifically, there are two times of the year you will want to have inspections and maintenance: before the winter season; and once before the hot season or summer. This will ensure that everything is working properly when there are extremes in temperature and your HVAC system is put to the test. You will want to make sure that you continue to renew your PMA yearly or decide if a lifetime option is best for you. Remember, PMAs cover the cost of all maintenance, repairs, components, emergency service and equipment replacement required to keep your HVAC system in tip top condition.
People often confuse PMAs with warranties. Warranties are not the same as PMAs. Warranties only last for a predetermined amount of time and often cover only specific parts of the HVAC system. If a part covered by your warranty breaks and it’s still covered under your warranty, the manufacturer of the unit will give you a free replacement part to fix the issue. This will help keep your bill lower, but warranties won’t cover labor costs so you will still be responsible for the cost of installation.
Let Us Give Your HVAC System a Checkup!
Harris-Dudley Co. provides expert checkup and maintenance services for all your HVAC system needs. Let us help you get ready for the upcoming winter season or fix your system now to beat the heat! Call us today at (801) 363-3883!