Here in the United States, three-quarters of all homes use air conditioning. We rely on our air conditioners to keep us cool in the sweltering summer months, but there’s nothing as frustrating as heating or cooling that doesn’t work. 

Thankfully, you can prevent breakdowns and costly replacements when you create and follow an HVAC maintenance plan. 

But what is an HVAC maintenance plan, and why do you need one? Discover the answer here. 

What Is an HVAC Maintenance Plan? 

An HVAC maintenance plan involves preventive maintenance that keeps your system running at peak efficiency. As a homeowner, there are some tasks you can and should perform on a regular basis to keep your HVAC system in good shape.

These include: 

  • Checking and cleaning the filter
  • Cleaning around the system
  • Checking the airflow
  • Looking for leaks
  • Scheduling maintenance 

All of these items should be a part of your HVAC maintenance checklist. Staying on top of these tasks keeps your utility bills lower and extends the life of your system. 

Heating and cooling companies often offer a preventive maintenance plan that involves checking and cleaning your equipment. We will check the following: 

  • Motors
  • Ducts
  • Thermostat
  • HVAC parts
  • Functionality
  • Hoses
  • Filters
  • And more

Why You Need an HVAC Maintenance Plan

Keeping up with regular maintenance ensures your system is running as it should. You can spot issues early on and have them repaired before they escalate into a bigger problem. You prevent equipment breakdowns and extend the life of your system. 

Performing maintenance helps extend your HVAC’s lifespan, so you can avoid the expense of replacing your system. 

Preventive maintenance also helps you avoid problems with efficiency. Neglecting to care for the equipment is one of the most common reasons that homeowners face issues such as leaks, odors, a lack of hot or cold air, and poor airflow. 

Keeping up with cleaning your equipment ensures it runs well. Some tasks should be left to the professionals, such as cleaning the delicate parts inside your system. However, you can keep up with dusting and cleaning around the equipment, as well as replacing the filter. 

Neglecting to maintain your HVAC system can also void your warranty. Some manufacturers require homeowners to perform periodic maintenance, including calling a heating and cooling company for inspections and services. A warranty claim can be denied if you neglect to maintain your system and something happens. 

Finally, it’s easy to forget to keep up with HVAC maintenance. Life gets busy, and before you know it, it’s been months since you cared for your heating and cooling system. That’s why scheduling regular inspections and cleaning is a good idea. 

Stay Comfortable All Season

As summer approaches, you’ll want to ensure your HVAC system is working as it should. Create or set up an HVAC maintenance plan to keep your equipment in top shape. 

Schedule a maintenance service with R & R Heating and Air, and we’ll make sure you stay comfortable all season long. We serve customers in Woodstock, Canton, Kennesaw, and Acworth. Reach out to learn about our services and schedule one today.