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Springtime Maintenance Saves You Money

Have you ever wondered if a HVAC maintenance plan is worth it? This month’s edition of ‘The Advantage’ is here to tell you why having a plan in place is a good idea for both you and your budget.

Warmer weather is well on its way, and it’s time to dust off that air conditioner and be sure it is in working order. If it’s time to repair an old HVAC system or even have a new one installed, be sure to ask our service technician about our extended HVAC service contract or maintenance plan agreement. These plans have a set fee to guarantee you get our ongoing services and routine maintenance to your HVAC system.

There are many benefits to a regular HVAC maintenance plan, such as:

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Inspections and professional cleanings to your air conditioner before summer and your heating system at the beginning of winter ensure that your HVAC system is running properly, and can also help extend the life of your equipment. A heating or cooling tune-up will test your thermostat operation, motor, wiring connections, drainage system, and more. Having one of our qualified technicians inspect your system a couple of times per year can help identify issues while they are still minor and less complicated to fix, rather than waiting until they become major issues that cause damage to your system, resulting in expensive repairs or replacement.

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A clean filter traps dust, dirt, and other allergens to keep your air clean. Of all illnesses, 50% are either caused or aggravated by polluted air, according to the American College of Allergists, meaning that nasty cold going around your household could actually be caused or worsened by filter problems. At each maintenance visit, we will be sure you have a clean filter and can even supply specialty filters if needed.

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Tune-ups provided with your HVAC maintenance plan result in savings on your monthly electric bill over time. Your gas or electric furnace, heat pump, and air conditioner might be silently costing you more than necessary, but our technicians can spot potential issues that are affecting your system’s efficiency and help to optimize its performance for more affordable utility costs.

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Some manufacturers require routine maintenance as a term of the warranty. If regular maintenance is not performed the warranty could be voided, giving them the right to deny any claims for repair work due to poor or improper maintenance. An unfortunate event such as this could leave expensive repair costs up to you as the homeowner, so be sure to thoroughly review the terms and conditions of your warranty and schedule maintenance as needed.

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We offer our emergency services with or without a routine maintenance plan. If you discover a problem with your HVAC system, simply call us. We’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to make any repairs or replacements you may need. You can rest assured that your equipment is being well taken care of, running efficiently, and will last you a long time. Sit back and relax, knowing that your system is running at its best and that if anything goes wrong, we’ll be here to help.

We stand behind all of our work with our 100% satisfaction guarantee, ‘The Vilandre Advantage’. A routine maintenance plan is a low-cost, effective way to protect your HVAC system. Whether you are installing new equipment or have an existing system in place, it is always a good time to call us and set up a routine maintenance plan that works best for you and your family.

Stay Cool and Save Cash

Summer is right around the corner, which means warm sunshiny weather, backyard barbeques and relaxing days on the lake. An important part of gearing up for the warmer season is to make sure your air conditioning system is prepared to beat the heat. It is vital to the health and life of your unit to have a professional technician perform annual routine maintenance checkups that include checking electrical components, refrigerant levels and motors.

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There are numerous benefits to having an expert service your system, perhaps the most appealing of which are increased efficiency and savings. Having your air conditioning system serviced at least annually helps to ensure that it’s operating at the highest level of efficiency attainable. When your unit is using the least amount of energy possible, it will help to lower your monthly utility bills.

Having a professional technician perform scheduled maintenance on your unit also greatly increases the chance that they will catch a small issue before it becomes a major problem. This not only keeps your air conditioning system in top shape, but can also save you money in the long term by decreasing the risk of having to fix a serious, more expensive problem. For example, if your unit had a small refrigerant leak, it would be much more expensive to purchase a new compressor when refrigerant levels are so low they burn out your current one than it would be to have your professional service technician repair the leak.

Our final tip to help save you some money this summer is to invest in a programmable thermostat, if your home does not already have one. This wonderful feature makes for a super-simple way to save on monthly bills. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature in your home based around your daily schedule so your home is the most comfortably cool during the times you need it most. By allowing your A/C unit a break when you’re not home or asleep, you’ll be saving some serious green on your next energy bill.

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Keep your cool this summer with these tips for savings and efficiency; your A/C system will thank you. To schedule your annual routine maintenance checkup, fill out our appointment request form today!