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5 FAQs About Preventative Maintenance
Posted: May 08, 2017

5 Common Questions about Preventative Maintenance

Have you been wondering what all the hype is about when it comes to servicing your furnace, air conditioning unit, fireplace or other heating/cooling equipment in your home or business?

We hope our answers to 5 common preventative maintenance questions will help you understand the importance and frequency of getting a check-up.

When should I schedule a maintenance on my equipment?

Maintenance is recommended at the beginning of the season for your unit(s). For example, air conditioners should ideally have maintenance in the spring so that the unit is clean, and ready to use during the summer months. On the other hand, the best time for furnace maintenance is in the fall before your start using it daily. Technicians will check if the furnace is clean, running at peak efficiency and ready to keep you warm during those winter nights.

During these maintenance checks, the technician will be able to detect if there is wear and tear of different parts and be able to detect deficiencies or issues with your equipment prior to a break-down. This will help you be proactive and give you peace of mind that your unit won't fail when you need it most.

How often should I have maintenance done on my equipment?

For residential units, yearly maintenance is recommended and commercial units can range from 2-4 times per year.

Can I complete this maintenance check myself at home?

We don't want to doubt your handy-man capabilities, but no, we do not recommend you complete this check yourself at home. We suggest you call a licensed heating and cooling service provider to perform the maintenance check. Only trained and licensed technicians should complete maintenance or service on your unit. They are trained to detect and identify issues with your equipment. They can also troubleshoot the problem and come up with the best plan of action.

How does this check-up benefit me and my equipment?

Having a Preventative Maintenance plan benefits you and your equipment by reducing the risks of a potential break down. Regular maintenance will identify wearing, broken or ceased parts which the technician can fix in order to prevent future breakdowns.

How much will this cost me?

The price of a preventative maintenance will depend on the service provider you choose. We suggest not always basing your decision solely on price, as there are many other factors to consider. This service may seem like an added cost, but it will definitely be worth it in the unfortunate case you experience failure or issues with your equipment that could have been diagnosed and tuned-up before-hand.