There are three main reasons why you should ask a professional to maintain and service your HVAC unit, as well as carry out any necessary repairs.
First off, there is a matter of safety. HVAC units work of gas or electricity, both of which means that for your own personal safety, only a qualified HVAC engineer should be allowed to maintain it. Additionally, if you have a family, it is not just your safety you have to think about, it is everyone else’s.
Second, the better you maintain your HVAC unit, the longer it will last. To have an HVAC unit installed requires a major financial outlay so, ideally, you want to maximize the period between replacing units. An HVAC unit that hasn’t been serviced regularly will struggle to work for ten years, while a regularly serviced one should last anything up to fifteen years, on average.
Third, regular maintenance of your HVAC unit by a professional means you should suffer far fewer (expensive or catastrophic) breakdowns and, more to the point, it will be less likely to develop any problems at the most critical times of the year.
Fourth, regular maintenance will ensure your HVAC unit works to its maximum efficiency. With he cost of energy these days, an efficiently run boiler will save you far more in bills than the cost of regular maintenance.
Finally, there is peace of mind, which is something that is difficult to put a price on. However, with regular maintenance by a professional HVAC engineer, you should be able to kiss goodbye to those days when your unit breaks down at a crucial time, usually the hottest or coldest day of the year!
Of course when we talk about maintenance and repairs, we are not trying to persuade you to use our professional services just to change your air filter. There are one or two basic maintenance routines you are perfectly qualified to carry out, it’s just the more technical stuff you should leave to us.
So, if you haven’t already got an HVAC engineer on speed dial, add our number to your phone and give us a call – we’ll be glad to come over and not just check your HVAC unit, but give you an idea of the cost of a regular maintenance contract.