What is a HVAC Maintenance Agreement and Why Do I Need One?

Why You Need HVAC Maintenance

As temperatures peak this summer, you might be wondering how you can save money on your AC costs. Thankfully, most cost-saving methods of cooling your home fit under the wider umbrella of annual HVAC maintenance, which saves you money in both heating and cooling. Because proper HVAC operation is directly related to lower electric bills and prolonged system function, preventative maintenance is the first step in saving money in your heating and cooling costs. Here is everything that you need to know about heating and cooling maintenance programs: 

Saving Money

It is no secret that HVAC systems are expensive to replace, which is why HVAC maintenance helps you save money on a new unit. HVAC maintenance detects early signs of issues to your heating and cooling system(s) and repairs them before they become larger problems. This can help you preserve your system, keeping it lasting as long as possible. 

HVAC issues can also cause damaging system problems, which can lead to costly repairs. This means that regular maintenance visits can help save you money on needed repairs. 

Saving Time and Inconvenience

An issue with the heating and cooling elements in your home can cause a wrench in your plans. This sometimes involves waiting around for a repair, waiting even longer if a new part is needed, and having to schedule a replacement if your unit becomes beyond repair. However, HVAC maintenance can prevent these matters of inconvenience. 

Depending on the time of year, it is most likely that your unit stops working when the season’s temperatures reach their most extreme. This can leave you with the inconvenience of dealing with extreme temperatures during the busiest time of year for HVAC professionals. 

What is Included in an HVAC Maintenance Visit?

The details of your exact maintenance visit will depend on the type of heating and cooling methods of your home. It is best to partner with a company that accommodates all popular methods of heating and cooling options. If you are considering Newcomb and Company for your annual maintenance visits, here is what you can expect: 

For Air Conditioning or Cooling Maintenance:

  • Check proper operation of electrical connections and safety controls
  • Check proper refrigerant levels
  • Check proper operation of the fan, blower, and motor
  • Check proper operation of the compressor
  • Check and clean the drain line
  • Check and clean coils
  • Check and calibrate the thermostat
  • Clean or replace filters

For Heating Maintenance:

While North Carolina is known for its southern heat, the winters in North Carolina can be unexpectedly brutal. You will want to ensure that your home’s heating system is equipped for this winter weather. Here is what you can expect from an annual heating maintenance visit:  

Heat pump

  • Check proper operation of electrical connections and safety controls
  • Check proper refrigerant levels
  • Check proper operation of the fan, blower, and motor
  • Check proper operation of the compressor
  • Check and clean the drain line
  • Check and clean coils
  • Check and calibrate the thermostat
  • Clean or replace filters

Gas Furnace

  • Check proper operation of electrical connections and safety controls
  • Check proper operation of pilot and igniter
  • Check proper operation of blower and motor
  • Clean burners
  • Replace the thermocouple
  • Check for proper draft
  • Check and calibrate the thermostat
  • Clean or replace filters

Where to Find HVAC Maintenance

The experts at Newcomb and Company proudly serve customers in both the North Carolina Triangle and at the North Carolina Coast. This includes HVAC Maintenance in Raleigh, Wilmington, Chapel Hill, Jacksonville, Durham, and beyond. Contact our experts or visit our website to learn more today! 

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