Even though your mind may be on soaking up the last few days of summer or back-to-school activities, it’s also important to think ahead and call to get your HVAC preventive maintenance done before the temperature starts falling. Now is the time to prepare your furnace for the fall, and making a call to your trusted HVAC technician will make sure you’re ready for cooler weather.
Here are the steps you need to take before you pick up the phone.
Find A Company You Can Trust
Nothing will set you up for disappointment faster than hiring a bogus company. Do your homework, ask for recommendations, and check for licensing and insurance — and you’ll be happy with who you hire. We’ll start by referring you to the experts at StayComfy Heating and Air Conditioning and we’ve written about other tips for finding an HVAC service near you.
Know Your HVAC Unit
How old is your HVAC system? What condition is it in? If you don’t know, now is the time to find out just in case it’s time to upgrade to a newer unit. No one wants their furnace to go out in the middle of winter and need to replace it – that’s a cold risk to take. If you aren’t sure if you’ll need a new furnace anytime soon, your technician will be able to tell you the condition of your HVAC unit during your preventive maintenance check. Then you can either make the decision to get a new unit or start saving for a new one so you can be prepared financially before you need it.
As you can imagine, the world is full of people who put off tasks until the last minute – this is one of them you don’t want to do. Don’t wait until the weather is cold to make the call to get your HVAC serviced or you’ll be competing with all the other procrastinators. Plan ahead and beat those calling at the last minute and you’ll have more flexibility with your appointment. That means better appointment times/days, and more time to ask questions of the technician. No need to use a vacation day to be there for a mid-day appointment and no need to feel rushed when you hire someone to help you and answer your questions. Calling early in the season really does pay off.
Maintaining your HVAC system with regular checkups will not only extend the life of your furnace, but it will it run more efficiently (which will save you money) and likely improve the overall comfort of your home because your furnace will run cleaner and heat your home much better. Call now and have the confidence that you’ll stay warm and cozy all winter long.