You schedule a regular tune-up for your vehicle to ensure it runs smoothly, but do you take the same care with your HVAC system?
Preventive maintenance of your HVAC system is crucial for its overall performance and longevity. In addition, HVAC maintenance plans often get overlooked when people try and think of ways they can save money. Continue reading to learn about the advantages of an HVAC maintenance plan and how it can save you money.
Benefits of a Preventative Maintenance Plan
1. Longer life expectancy
Maintaining is vital to extending the life of your HVAC systems. Poorly maintained furnaces and air conditioners can last only a few years, while properly maintained systems can last up to 20 years. Preventative maintenance also saves you money and time in the long term.
2. Safety and comfort
Our HVAC technician inspects and cleans your system during your appointment. Our annual air conditioning tune-up includes the following:
- Check the proper cycle and temperature to improve comfort and control
- Calibrate the air conditioning thermostats
- Inspect the condenser to ensure it is clean
- Inspect the evaporator coil to ensure it is clean
- Check the outdoor disconnect
- Check the condensate drain to ensure it is clear of any clogs
- Replace filter for better air quality
- Check the fan motor and blades for lubricant
- Inspect the compressor amps at startup
- Inspect sensors
After the inspection, our technicians explain their findings and resolve any issues on-site.
3. Better air quality
All the air in your home passes through the air filter. Changing your filter regularly helps remove allergens, pollen, and dirt trapped in your home. High-efficiency filters should be replaced every six to twelve months, while disposable one-inch should be changed monthly.
4. Lower energy costs
An annual tune-up ensures that your HVAC system works at peak efficiency; it’s very similar to getting your car oil changed! When not properly maintained, your system can lose up to 10% of its energy efficiency yearly and it compounds 10% each season you miss a tune-up. Preventative maintenance is the best way to reduce energy costs and capture the maximum shelf-life of the unit/s.
5. Reliable operation
When the Philadelphia humidity sets in, you rely on your AC to keep your home cool and comfortable. Removing debris from the cooling coils on the outside unit is essential to keep your system working efficiently. A plugged coil is the primary reason air conditioners fail in the hot summer. During your service appointment, a technician will clean out the cooling coils of your system.
A maintenance plan also offers consistent service from a professional HVAC provider. If the same company comes to your house every single time, they’ll become familiar with your system and be able to provide you with the best service possible.
Join the (Membership) Club!
As we said earlier, investing in a maintenance plan comes with advantages. Along with discounts, you also have priority service, guaranteeing fast and reliable service when you need it most. Look at all the perks that come with our Membership Plans:
- 3% off all new HVAC systems
- 10% Discount on all our Services
- 15% Discount on all our Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) products
- Priority service
- $49 service fee (usually $89)
- $89 emergency fee (usually $199)
We offer membership plans for Gas/Electric Systems, Oil Systems, Heat Only, and Plumbing Only. Our Gas/Electric Systems and Oil Systems include two (2) annual tune-ups for your heater, air conditioning, or plumbing units. Our Heat Only plans include one (1) annual tune-up for your gas/electric Heater or oil heater. Our Plumbing Only plan include one (1) annual plumbing inspection, which provides for water heater service /maintenance flushes for the tank and tankless systems.
All plans require a one-year commitment. Visit our website for plan pricing, as costs vary based on city residency.
Your Local HVAC Experts
Avoid costly expenses and plan ahead with Attilio Plumbing, Heating & Cooling’s Membership Plans. If you want to learn more or have any questions, please contact us at 610-277-5698 or book an appointment on our website.
Since 1967, Attilio Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has been servicing Montgomery County, PA and the surrounding Philadelphia areas. We have experienced, certified technicians that can assist you with your heater, air conditioning, or water heater service/maintenance flushes.