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What You Can Expect From HVAC Servicing
If your furnace starts making noises or your air conditioner stops pushing out cold air, those are pretty clear signs of a malfunction — and pretty clear signs it’s time to call your local HVAC company for help. But that’s not all we’re here for! HVAC service is not just for providing emergency repair work, we also provide experienced services to keep your air conditioner and furnace running well, year after year.
In a nutshell, that’s what tune-ups are for. An HVAC tune-up is designed to give your system a thorough once-over in order to keep everything running smoothly. Ideally, a tune-up should happen twice a year: once for your air conditioner, before you turn it on each spring, and the other in the fall, before you turn your heat on for the first time. This level of HVAC maintenance is entirely preventative, just like getting an oil change for your vehicle every few months/thousand miles.
While the exact steps will vary a little bit when it’s time to service your air conditioner versus your furnace, the major idea remains the same. Your HVAC technician will show up to check over your system, make sure that everything looks like it’s in good shape, and do a bit of cleaning and lubrication. As you can see from the bulleted list up above, the process is a bit more involved than just a check-up and cleaning, but that’s the basic gist. Essentially, every HVAC tune-up helps make sure everything is in great working order before you turn the system on, and it also helps catch potential problems when they are still small and easier to correct.
Why Routine HVAC Servicing Matters
HVAC Service is just as important for keeping your furnace and air conditioner in good working order as regular oil changes are for your vehicle. Not only do we keep things working smoothly, but that routine care is generally enough to extend the life of your A/C and furnace! HVAC tune-ups are important for a whole host of reasons, including:
Tune-Ups Keep Your HVAC System Running Smoothly
We’ve already touched on this, but the biggest reason for scheduling annual tune-ups for both your furnace and your air conditioner is to keep both of those systems working more efficiently, and keep them that way longer. This is important because an efficiently running system means that it doesn’t have to work as hard to heat or cool your home. You’ll experience less temperature variance when your system is working more efficiently, and you will find that you don’t need to crank your thermostat down even further on hot days, or blast the heater on extra-cold days. You’ll enjoy the same proper levels of heating and cooling, without your HVAC struggling to keep up. Which, in turn, means…
HVAC Tune-Ups Save You Money
One of the most common signs that something is wrong with an air conditioner or furnace isn’t weird noises or strange smells — it’s a skyrocketing utility bill. When something goes wrong with your HVAC system, you may not hear or see any signs because the issue is hidden inside. But your system will feel the struggle to keep working. In doing so, it will need to use up more electricity to achieve the same results, which generally sends your bills up a steep incline. Annual air conditioner and furnace tune-ups can cut down on issues, which can help save you money in utility costs.
Tune-Ups Prolong The Life of Your HVAC System
Not only that, but routine tune-ups also give you solid financial benefits in another way. When your system is cleaned and lubricated regularly, as well as checked for potential problems, this helps to extend the life of your A/C unit and furnace. Those routine checks keep everything running smoothly, which helps keep repair needs to a minimum and helps extend the life of your system. That’s a double whammy of savings because you will likely pay less for repairs over the life of the unit, and you can go longer without the cost to replace it. The cost for an annual furnace and A/C tune-up is pretty minimal in comparison to ongoing repairs or early replacement costs!
HVAC Service Can Help Air Quality
Did you know that indoor air is often more gunky and filled with airborne pollutants that outdoors? This is because those pollutants can find their way inside through open doors and windows, as well as through your vents, but they have a harder time getting out of the house. Your air filter will go a long way toward helping with that — but only when it isn’t full of gunk! You could be replacing the air filter every few months, especially if you have pets, or someone living in the house has allergies or respiratory concerns. Those annual A/C and furnace servicings can help clear out any gunk that may be caught in the inner workings of your HVAC system, which can provide better air quality. Though, this isn’t the only solution; if air quality is a major concern, ask your HVAC technician about air purification systems, which can be added to your existing HVAC, if you need a more powerful purification option.
When to Schedule A/C and Furnace Service
Many homeowners don’t know exactly how often work needs to be done on their air conditioning and furnace systems. The good news is that it’s not as often as you might think! We recommend twice-annual HVAC service. That’s it! And the only reason we suggest calling for a tune-up twice a year is because it’s ideal to have each system checked over before you turn it on for the first time since the previous year. Ideally, you will also have the system going dormant checked over and given a quick clean when you’re shutting down for the season. For example, we recommend scheduling your furnace service toward the end of summer or early fall, before you turn your furnace on for the first time — but as long as your pilot light is on and your system looks okay, you can definitely power up your furnace before servicing if you need to. When the HVAC technician comes out to handle the tune-up, they will do a thorough once-over of your furnace and connected systems. At the same time, they can also do a quick check of your air conditioning system to make sure it’s in good shape before it sits dormant for half a year. Then, when spring hits, that tune-up will provide more thorough care for your A/C system and a brief check of your furnace.
The twice a year schedule is a great way to keep everything running efficiently longer, prevent the need for repairs, and generally save you money. In fact, most HVAC companies will provide some level of warranty on the system if they provide a tune-up, so don’t forget to ask about that! Here at Davis Heating & Cooling, we offer tiered maintenance agreements so you can find the right plan for your needs. If you have questions about that, or are ready to schedule your Flemington-area tune-up, give us a call!
The Value of Professional HVAC Service
When it comes down to it, those routine tune-ups can do so much to help prevent problems with your HVAC system and help to save you money in the long run. Of course, the other key element is to work with an experienced HVAC team to get that work done. Here at Davis Heating & Cooling, we have years of experience serving Flemington homes and businesses with professional HVAC services. Schedule tune-ups, arrange for emergency A/C and furnace repairs, and more with our team, and get the backing of our expertise. Call today to get local, experienced HVAC service near you!
Unlike many HVAC companies in the industry who will leave you high and dry after performing repairs or maintenance on your HVAC system, Davis Heating &Cooling is committed to your success from the very beginning. Our goal is to provide you with HVAC services that last — not just a quick fix that will require you to call another HVAC company to get the job done right. We want you to return to us for all of your HVAC needs, and that means doing the job well, every time. With that being said, our commitment is to you and your comfort. Every time we send an HVAC technician to your home, you’ll be getting the highest quality services that the industry has to offer.
Each one of our experts will work closely with you to get to the root of your furnace or A/C issue and solve it without hassle or confusion about what you’re getting and how much you’re being charged. We believe that forming a long-term relationship with our clients is important and ensures that we both benefit. Don’t waste any more time or money putting your trust in an HVAC company that will just turn your back on you. Call Davis Heating & Cooling to get the professional services you deserve for your Flemington home.
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By the time the hotter months roll around in Flemington, you need to make sure your AC system is functioning at its best — and the same goes for getting a furnace tune-up before winter. Although you may not need full HVAC repair services, your system may be in need of maintenance so you can save money in the long term. Contact your experts at Davis Heating & Cooling today to learn more about our A/C maintenance services in Flemington, New Jersey.