In a world where it seems like everyone is trying to sell you something, it can be hard to figure out what is worth spending money on- especially when it comes to your home. You've probably seen many heating and air-conditioning companies offer a maintenance plan or a scheduled tune-up program for your heating and air-conditioning system. Have you ever wondered if you actually need it? What is the purpose of HVAC preventative maintenance?

Take a car for example. You take your car into the mechanic for regular maintenance, to get the oil changed or to rotate the tires. Why do you do this? By fixing the small issues, you can extend the life of your car, and ultimately save money in the long run by preventing big issues if left ignored.

Another prime example of this preventative maintenance, is with your physical health. It is recommended that you go for a physical examination every 1-2 years. This exam’s purpose is to check the vital parts of your health in order to prevent bigger health problems in the future.

This idea of preventative maintenance is applicable to your HVAC system. Just as having a physical check up with your doctor or having preventative maintenance done on your car, it will help reduce bigger problems in the future. Having regular HVAC maintenance done on your system will maximize your comfort and efficiency, and has actually been proven to extend the life of your unit(s).

In fact, the majority of people that are on our maintenance plan at Jordan Air, also known as the Air Care Club, experience significantly fewer problems with their unit(s). This is because our service technicians are able to catch things early that could ultimately lead to system breakdown.

One big reason why a lot of people decide to enroll in a maintenance tune up program is because of the reduced costs of their utility bills. Having a heating and air-conditioning system that runs properly means that you will spend less money on electricity, heating and cooling costs.

Having a properly maintained HVAC system will also help improve the air quality in your home. This fact is a primary reason people invest in a maintenance plan. Having clean air filters and clean coils means you and your family are breathing in less allergens.

Inspection specifics during a maintenance visit vary from company to company, but typically include a heating and cooling inspection. These are purposefully designed to get your system ready for the hot temperatures of summer and the cold temperatures of winter.

In addition, a lot of companies will offer different benefits with their HVAC maintenance plan. At Jordan Air, some of the benefits include lower service call fee, improved capacity, 15 percent discount on all parts, and no overtime charge.

Keeping this in mind, a maintenance tune up on your HVAC system could be a great way for you and your family to save money, time and prevent future stress. In any case, it is always great to call your heating and air-conditioning company and ask about their maintenance plan benefits.

Olivia McDonald