Importance of Preventative Maintenance

The importance of HVAC Preventive Maintenance for Air Conditioning & Heating equipment

Did you know that 9 out of 10 HVAC system failures are caused by dirt and rust? Just as a car needs oil changes and tune-up every now and then to run efficiently, your HVAC system also needs periodic maintenance inspections to ensure that it is running most efficiently in cooling and heating your home or your business. There are many other benefits in maintaining your HVAC systems.

Keeping your equipment in running conditions can save you approximately 20% in utility costs. According to a study done by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air conditioning Engineers) which found that it costs approximately $600.00 more a cooling season if a large central air unit has a dirty coil. It also increases by another $480.00 if it has a clogged filter too. It is a big price to be paying when all can be taken care of through proper maintenance of the unit.

There is a 70/30 rule when you think of costs of a HVAC system. 70% of the cost should be preventive in nature and 30% should be corrective. We all know that eventually anything mechanical will need to be repaired. Interstate’s Preventive Maintenance Program provides periodic inspections of your HVAC system. During these inspections, our certified technicians will perform items off a checklist to optimize the performance of your system. Items on the list include: filter change, thorough system cleaning, and check for leaks and signs of wear and tear.

In the long run, Interstate’s Preventative maintenance program will save you time and money. Preventative maintenance on your HVAC system is a means to an end. You want to ensure that your unit is operating at peak efficiency when you need it most. Not only will you save money on the cost of maintaining your system, you also save on energy bill. Along with that when you need corrective service, Interstate’s Preventative Maintenance program gives you priority in case of emergency over non-contract customers. For more information place contact us.

Related Pages:
Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance Checklist
Heating Preventive Maintenance Checklist