How to Avoid Lessons Learned the Hard Way
If, as heating and sir professionals, we could persuade homeowners to avoid one major outcome, it would be this: take care of you home comfort system so you do not have to replace it earlier than necessary.
Heating and cooling systems are sizable investments for any home, and they account for half of the energy consumption of your home each year. The measures homeowners take to preserve the life of their equipment can enable it to last years longer – helping you to prevent a costly expenditure before the recommended time.
In addition, routine preventative maintenance also maintains your system’s energy efficiency, helping to hold down monthly energy bills. Keeping your system running at peak efficiency is critical to preserving energy use. Routine maintenance also allows a professional technician to discover the occurrence of indoor air quality problems that can prove very harmful to your family – especially carbon monoxide leaks.
There’s another valid reason homeowners are wise to schedule preventative maintenance. Some will say it’s “not needed” because their system is “under warranty”. HOWEVER- if the manufacturer determines that neglect of maintenance was the cause of the problem, contributing to the system’s failure, the warranty may not cover the repair. This makes sense when you consider that auto manufacturers expect their vehicle owners to routinely change the oil to keep their warranties valid.
Given the benefits of preventative maintenance, some still learn the lesson the hard way. Why do people choose to ignore free advise that could prevent a major repair or premature equipment replacement? Answer: human nature.
Most react to problems instead of proactively preventing them. At our shop, we see this evidence in untimely repair calls that reveal a simple truth, preventative maintenance could have kept the system running problem-free.
If you’d like to avoid the mistake of wait and see, we’ll be happy to take care of your preventative maintenance right away. Schedule your maintenance today.