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Unexpected Benefits of HVAC Maintenance Plans

The HVAC system in your Port Arthur, Texas, home has to work hard to keep up with the changing climate and warm temperatures through much of the year. Show your HVAC system some love by keeping up with regular maintenance. HVAC maintenance comes with a number of benefits, including a few you might not expect.

Cost Savings

One of the reasons homeowners skip HVAC maintenance is the cost associated with the service. However, what you may not realize is that one of the unexpected benefits of keeping up with the necessary maintenance is cost savings. This will come in the form of lower monthly bills as a result of improved efficiency. When your system isn't operating at peak efficiency, it tends to waste more energy, which you then have to pay for every month. An efficient system with functioning components will operate at a higher level, helping to reduce your monthly operating costs.

Although it might seem counterintuitive that you have to pay for a service to save money, this really is the case. Routine maintenance isn't very expensive, and it only has to be done about twice per year (once for the heating system and once for the cooling system). During the service, your HVAC technician will assess the system and how well it is functioning. The technician will also look for signs of wear or damage and repair any issues right away, which improves efficiency and reduces the cost to run the unit.

Fewer Repairs

Another major benefit of regular HVAC maintenance is reducing the need for extensive repairs to your heating and cooling system. If one of the units has a damaged component, it may continue to run but at a lower level than it would if everything was working properly. You could end up causing further damage by continuing to run a broken unit, as this could result in the need to replace your air conditioner or furnace sooner. Even if your unit is repairable, a major fix will always come at a cost.

A technician who comes to your property twice a year can keep an eye on your system and watch for any warning signs. The technician will become familiar with the workings of your heater and air conditioner and can talk to you about concerns and repair issues immediately instead of waiting for the minor problem to become a major one. By keeping everything in good working condition, the system operates efficiently, and the parts tend to last longer. You'll also save money because you won't have to constantly bring in a technician for repairs.

Maintain the Warranty

Just about every piece of HVAC equipment comes with a warranty, but the terms of that protection might require some action on your part. The HVAC manufacturer usually requires you to keep up on routine maintenance in order to honor the warranty. If something breaks within your system, you'll certainly want to have the warranty in effect to reduce your out-of-pocket cost, so check out the terms before you call the company that made your HVAC unit.

The reason behind this requirement is that a system undergoing regular maintenance is receiving proper care from an experienced and certified HVAC technician. This can help reduce the risk of major issues, which should ensure that the system can operate more efficiently and work properly for many years. When you don't care for your system, the manufacturer is no longer responsible for any issues.

Increased Home Value

Although cosmetic upgrades are beneficial in the value of a home, buyers are often looking more closely at functional components within the space, such as the plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems, and HVAC. If you can show proof that you've kept up with routine HVAC maintenance, your property value could go up. Buyers want to see pride of ownership, and maintaining the critical systems is a key way to take care of your house. This is especially beneficial if you're planning to sell your home in the future.

Take advantage of these benefits and schedule your routine maintenance service with Thermacon Service Company by calling 866-797-1535.

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Make Your Home Green

How to Make Your Home G.R.E.E.N. No Matter the Season

A home evaluation is the first step to having a greener home in Beaumont, Texas. After your evaluation, your contractor can offer solutions. You might not realize how much your home is leaking air causing your bills to go up. Investing in energy-efficient solutions will help lower your carbon footprint and your monthly utility costs.

Get an Energy Evaluation

The first step to fixing a problem is to find out exactly what's going on in your home. Your contractor will come in and perform an energy evaluation checking your HVAC unit, ducts, doors, windows, and other likely suspects where your home suffers energy losses. From these tests, they can offer solutions on how to make your home more efficient and lower your monthly utility bills.

Update or Upgrade the Biggest Perpetrators

It's not just enough to know where you're losing energy in your home. Once you've received the recommendations, invest in making your home more G.R.E.E.N. This might include sealing your ducts, upgrading your doors and windows, investing in maintenance on your HVAC unit, or changing the filters more often. You might also upgrade your thermostat to see more energy savings as well. If your HVAC unit is aging and using a lot of power, you should start investigating upgrading to a new system.

Employ Natural Energy Saving Techniques

Outside of investing in upgrades, try to change your home and lifestyle to live greener. Some tips and tricks include updating your landscaping to provide natural insulation or shade for your home. You might also change the bedding and hang heavy drapes in the winter as well. Program your thermostat to change the temperature to save energy while you are away and have your home comfortable for your return. These techniques will lower your carbon footprint and save you money.

Call 866-797-1535 to schedule an appointment today. 

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