In the immortal words of Benjamin Franklin, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." That truism definitely applies to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
The hardworking components in an HVAC system will continue to do their job for many years if taken care of properly. However, if the only time the system is worked on is when a problem arises, components are much more likely to fail before they should.
What's Done During HVAC Preventative Maintenance?
In a typical preventive maintenance visit, a trained HVAC technician performs many checks and takes several actions, including:
- Checking refrigerant levels and inspecting the system for leaks
- Inspecting electrical connections and tightening as needed
- Checking gas connections for leaks and making minor repairs if needed
- Inspecting, cleaning and straightening condenser coils to ensure proper airflow
- Lubricating moving parts
- Testing the thermostat to ensure it's functioning properly including cycling the system on and off
- Checking air filters and cleaning or replacing as needed
Despite its comprehensive nature, preventative maintenance doesn't take long to complete and isn't disruptive to business operations or home life. The technician completes their assessments and upkeep tasks efficiently and then is on their way, with the HVAC system owner confident that their equipment is functioning properly.
Taking Care of the HVAC System That Takes Care of You
Being proactive about the "health" of your HVAC system is helpful. But how, exactly, does it benefit a business owner or homeowner? Getting on a preventative maintenance program provides many advantages, including:
How Often Is Maintenance Needed?
The right frequency for preventative maintenance on your HVAC system will depend on factors such as the size of the furnace and air conditioning units, how often they're in operation and others. A general rule of thumb is that you should have a trained HVAC technician assess and service your system at least once a year. For systems in high-demand environments, more frequent maintenance may be appropriate.
Another reason that multiple visits per year can be beneficial is that it is ideal to have your air conditioning system serviced just before the hot summer months and your furnace serviced just ahead of the arrival of cool autumn nights and mornings.
Why Not Simply Call When You Want to Have Your HVAC System Serviced?
Have you ever noticed that most dentist offices will have you schedule your next appointment at the tail end of your current visit? Why? Because even though you might set a reminder for yourself to return in six months, it's too easy to put off scheduling an appointment in the middle of a busy day or hectic week.
The same is true with HVAC preventative maintenance. You could certainly set a reminder to call Timberline Mechanical in a year to book a visit, but you're much more likely to stay on schedule if you get on a preventative maintenance program.
Plus, being on a program prevents a situation where you contact your provider to schedule an appointment and, as it turns out, they're booked many days or even weeks into the future. Instead, both you and the provider have a note on your calendars and can be sure the visit will take place as scheduled.
And finally, while preventative maintenance is a very cost-effective service, knowing when your visit is scheduled enables you to include it in your business or family budget.
Getting Expert Insights to Keep Your HVAC System Optimized
A final benefit of getting on an HVAC system preventative maintenance program is that you get expert insights regularly from a trained professional whose sole focus is ensuring that your system is fully optimized and running efficiently.
Unless you're an HVAC expert yourself, the best you can do is follow the manufacturer's guidelines for things like changing filters and just hope that the rest of the system is functioning properly. Business owners and homeowners who are on a preventative maintenance program tend to sleep better at night knowing that their HVAC system recently was-or soon will be-evaluated and serviced, and that they're enjoying all the benefits described above.
Contact Timberline Mechanical today to learn about all the services we provide, from new system design and installation to preventative maintenance!
About Timberline Mechanical Timberline Mechanical is a Boulder HVAC Contractor located in Boulder, CO, and serving the Colorado Front Range, including Broomfield, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior and Erie. We are dedicated to providing the intelligent solutions necessary to keep your Boulder Commercial HVAC equipment running efficiently and at its peak performance. Whether we are completing a service call request, providing Commercial HVAC Preventive Maintenance or conducting Special Projects work, we offer intelligent commercial HVAC solutions to ensure that your business needs are met. You can focus on your business while we make sure your commercial HVAC equipment is running smoothly. https://www.timberlinemechanical.com/
Timberline Mechanical Media Contact John Kuepper
There is no offer to sell, no solicitation of an offer to buy, and no recommendation of any security or any other product or service in this article. Moreover, nothing contained in this PR should be construed as a recommendation to buy, sell, or hold any investment or security, or to engage in any investment strategy or transaction. It is your responsibility to determine whether any investment, investment strategy, security, or related transaction is appropriate for you based on your investment objectives, financial circumstances, and risk tolerance. Consult your business advisor, attorney, or tax advisor regarding your specific business, legal, or tax situation.