Regular HVAC 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 technicians claim
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 U.S. 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.