Spring is officially here, and with it comes an increased need for your air conditioner system. In addition, your heating system is apt to see less and less use in the coming weeks until you shutter it for the summer. Now is an excellent time to schedule servicing for your entire HVAC system: both the heater and the air conditioner. Doing so can save you a great deal of time and money. More importantly, it can help prevent breakdowns and repair calls for both systems.
What Is HVAC Servicing?
HVAC servicing most closely resembles a tune-up on your car or a check-up at the doctor’s. It’s not strictly a repair call, which is designed to address a single specific problem that is interfering with the system’s ability to do its job. Rather, it’s an effort to check for any lingering issues that may create problems in the future. The technician gives the system a thorough going over, and looks for big problems and small ones alike. If the issue is minor–say, a loose bolt or refrigerant levels that are running low–the technician can correct it as part of the service. If the issue requires more serious repairs, they can be scheduled immediately upon conclusion of the session.
How Does That Prevent Repairs?
Prevention means stopping repairs before they start, which is exactly what a servicing session is designed to do. That starts with those little corrections like tightened bolts and cleaned filters. For example, say that a loose bolt causes a component to rattle in its housing. That increases the stress and strain on it, and may eventually cause it to break down completely. That, in turn, may affect other components, and eventually create a serious, expensive breakdown. The simple act of tightening that bolt can save you the cost of a significant repair.
But it goes beyond that. By increasing the overall efficiency of the system, it lowers the strain on individual components. That, in turn makes those components less prone to breakdowns: helping them last longer and do their jobs without trouble.
Even in the event repairs are needed, HVAC servicing can cut down on their cost and frequency. Spotting a repair job early is the best way to keep costs down, since the damage won’t have as much time to spread. (It also provides a great deal of convenience, since you can schedule repairs at your leisure instead of being forced to rush around in the wake of a crisis.) Indeed, with regular servicing sessions applied once a year, you can lower both the frequency of repairs later in the system’s life, and the overall costs of those repairs when they do occur. You can even extend the overall life of your system by months or years in some cases, and ensure that it runs as smoothly as possible until the day finally comes when you need to swap it out for a new one.There are a number of people you can contact for your commercial HVAC needs. But do they have the right level of experience?
For HVAC servicing in The Woodlands, TX, call in the friendly professionals at Vanderford Air, Inc. today!