What is Preventative Maintenance?

Preventative maintenance with fire n ice hvacPreventive maintenance can add years of life to your heating and cooling system, and at the very least, it will give you more efficient and better service throughout its lifetime. Poorly maintained HVAC systems break down more often, use more energy to heat and cool and may not do their job very well. To improve your HVAC system and keep it running longer, it is important to do at minimum yearly preventive maintenance.

What is Preventative Maintenance?
The name says it all. Preventative maintenance is doing maintenance on a scheduled basis to prevent larger issues to crop up unexpectedly. Similar to visiting your doctor yearly for a well checkup, preventative maintenance is a check on all HVAC systems to make sure they are working correctly, are clean and undamaged. Some preventative maintenance can be done by the homeowner. HVAC experts recommend checking air filters periodically, depending on usage, and replacing them when needed. You can also keep the outside of your unit clean and free of dust.

Expert Maintenance
Once or twice per year, you should schedule a qualified repair company to do a preventative maintenance check on your HVAC system. Experts, such as Fire N’ Ice Heating and Cooling, will check areas of the heater or air conditioner that you can’t reach or repair without training. They will:

  • Clean interior areas of the HVAC to keep it working efficiently.
  • Look for cracks or broken pieces to prevent larger breakage.
  • Replace filters if needed to keep your air clean and healthy.
  • Check system efficiency to lower your energy cost.
  • You can also discuss other ways of improving your existing HVAC or replacing it with a newer, more efficient system.

Most companies recommend a minimum of once-a-year maintenance but prefer twice-a-year.

Off-Season Maintenance
Scheduling preventative maintenance service calls off-season will allow you to shorten your wait time for a service call. Fire N’ Ice Heating and Cooling is based in Downers Grove, IL, and serves surrounding areas. To get a quote and see when a service technician can come out and check your HVAC system, visit our website or contact us today!

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