5 Reasons to Schedule Spring HVAC Maintenance

Summer’s quick approach signifies many things: popsicles by the pool, picnics in the park, sunny days, and sand between your toes. The changing seasons and soaring temperatures also mean you will probably grow to rely on your air conditioning unit to stay cool and comfortable indoors. All HVAC systems experience normal wear and tear with regular use. After all, they work hard to keep you cool as a cucumber during the summer and warm and cozy during the winter. The best way to make sure that it’s in tip-top shape is to schedule HVAC maintenance.

Here are five reasons you should schedule a spring HVAC tune-up before things get heated.

1. You Could Save Money

HVAC maintenance costs will be less than having to repair or replace your HVAC. If your HVAC system isn’t operating efficiently, you will find yourself throwing away money towards your utility bills. Heating and cooling bills take up a large portion of the average homeowner’s total energy bills, but you can keep these costs down by ensuring that your A/C unit is working properly.

With an American Home Shield® home warranty, HVAC tune-up costs are only $75 for the ShieldSilver™ and ShieldGold™ plans. If you purchase the ShieldPlatinum™ plan, you’ll get one free HVAC tune-up per contract term.

When you schedule HVAC maintenance, a technician will come to your property to make sure that your A/C unit is operating at maximum efficiency. This tune-up may ultimately save you money in the long term by extending the life of your unit.  

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HVAC maintenance costs will be less than having to repair or replace your HVAC. If your HVAC system isn’t operating efficiently, you will find yourself throwing away money towards your utility bills. Heating and cooling bills take up a large portion of the average homeowner’s total energy bills, but you can keep these costs down by ensuring that your A/C unit is working properly.

With an American Home Shield® home warranty, HVAC tune-up costs are only $75 for the ShieldSilver™ and ShieldGold™ plans. If you purchase the ShieldPlatinum™ plan, you’ll get one free HVAC tune-up per contract term.

When you schedule HVAC maintenance, a technician will come to your property to make sure that your A/C unit is operating at maximum efficiency. This tune-up may ultimately save you money in the long term by extending the life of your unit.  

2. You Can Prevent Breakdowns 

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It can be frustrating to have your A/C unit break down right when you need it most. But there’s no need to sweat. Having your HVAC inspected and maintained regularly can help you avoid unexpected breakdowns. 

Regular HVAC tune-ups will allow you to know what is going on with your A/C and furnace and help prevent some issues. Your technician will recommend proactive decisions based on their professional HVAC inspection that may allow you to avoid an untimely A/C breakdown during the summer heat. See what is included in an HVAC tune-up.

3. Your Home’s Air Will Be Cleaner

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You might be surprised to learn that the air inside your home is probably dirtier than the air outside. There’s a reason why the phrase “a breath of fresh air” usually signifies outdoor breezes. It’s harder for pollutants—whether from cleaning or hair products or a gas stove—to dissipate inside your home than outside. 

Performing HVAC system maintenance, like frequently changing the filter, will help keep your indoor air cleaner by ensuring that pollutants, dander, and other allergens are effectively filtered out. Cleaner filters and coils mean cleaner air. HVAC maintenance tune-ups will involve the technician checking the filters to see if they need to be replaced.

4. Your HVAC System Should Last Longer

A well-maintained HVAC unit should have a longer life span than one allowed to fall into a state of disrepair. Taking proactive HVAC preventative maintenance steps, like scheduling a tune-up, will help prevent other problems from happening down the line. From preventing leaks and corrosion to removing built-up dirt and debris, conducting regular maintenance will help keep your HVAC system in tip-top shape.

5. An HVAC Technician Will Conduct a Thorough Inspection

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You can and should maintain your HVAC system by sticking to a regular HVAC maintenance checklist. It’s essential to conduct routine visual inspections of its indoor and outdoor components to ensure that it is free of debris and that nothing is blocking the ventilation. You should also inspect your refrigerant lines, which are usually made of copper, for leaks. Every 90 days, you should replace your air filters to ensure good air quality. You may also want to buy high-efficiency air filters to save money. 

Even though you take good care of your HVAC, a technician will be able to conduct a more thorough inspection. Your system requires nuanced yearly maintenance for its electrical components and ductwork, and it’s usually best to outsource these to a professional. 

Now that you know the importance of scheduling regular HVAC tune-ups, you may find yourself wondering: “How do I find HVAC maintenance near me?” If you have an American Home Shield® home warranty plan, you can easily schedule an HVAC tune-up in the spring to prepare for summer and again in the fall to ensure you are ready for cooler temps via MyAccount: https://myaccount.ahs.com/request-service. Beyond HVAC tune-ups, we also offer comprehensive A/C coverage and flexible pricing and plans. Our professional contractors are always local to you, meaning that HVAC maintenance is just a service request away.

AHS assumes no responsibility, and specifically disclaims all liability, for your use of any and all information contained herein.

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