Regular Maintenance

Since many minor heating and air conditioning system problems lead to other, more expensive repairs, all problems should be resolved promptly. Because many small problems go unnoticed, routine system checkups by an expert are vital. Some heating and air experts assert that half of all emergency service calls could be avoided through routine service. Most heating and air conditioning contractors provide both installation services and maintenance and repair services. Many sell annual maintenance contracts to inspect and service the system before it breaks.

Without regular maintenance, units may need to be replaced much earlier than normal. Routine safety checks on gas systems are especially important; each year many people in the US die from carbon monoxide poisoning. Regular service can also eliminate the need for a contractor during peak seasons, such as the first cold spell of the winter, when good contractors are in high demand.