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HVAC Maintenance Plans — Costs Versus Benefits

All mechanical systems break down when they don’t receive regular maintenance. For the home heating and cooling system, an HVAC maintenance plan can keep equipment running at peak efficiency. This is especially the case when systems get a lot of use during the winter and summer months, such as in the San Joaquin Valley where winters can be chilly and summers brutal. Moving parts require lubrication, filters need cleaning or replacement, burners need checking, and gas or refrigerant connections need tightening. Ignoring this maintenance can be a costly mistake.

The benefits of an HVAC maintenance plan far outweigh the costs many times over. The cost of a low annual maintenance fee compared to a complete system replacement can potentially save thousands of dollars. With an HVAC maintenance plan, you pay a fixed amount each year to keep your Fresno area home’s HVAC system operating at peak efficiency.

When you have regularly scheduled maintenance in the spring and fall before the heavy cooling and heating seasons begin, developing problems are repaired before they become large problems. A leaking condensate drain, if unattended, can cause a burner box to rust and release unhealthy gases. This costly repair could require a complete furnace replacement. However, when you have an HVAC maintenance plan, an issue such as this will be corrected immediately – preventing a potential replacement later on. Other benefits of an HVAC maintenance plan include:

  • Longer HVAC system life
  • Reduced costs on utility bills
  • System functions at peak efficiency, reducing energy waste
  • Regular maintenance catches needed small repairs
  • Increased indoor air quality

An HVAC maintenance program results in significant savings in your energy costs. Dirty systems not regularly maintained cost more to repair. The energy to power your HVAC system is not fully utilized when the system is not regularly maintained. This results in you having to spend more on your energy bills than you would if you had a regular HVAC maintenance plan.

Contact us today at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning to have our skilled and certified professionals complete an assessment of your home’s HVAC maintenance needs; we can tailor a maintenance plan that will keep your system operating efficiently, providing a quality environment.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about HVAC maintenance plans and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Donald P Dick Air Conditioning services the greater Fresno area in California. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!