Your HVAC system is the most integral and expensive component system in your home. Often, that system gets taken for granted until a hot Houston summer day hits and the HVAC breaks down in 103° heat. Then the importance of that HVAC system is really felt in its absence and which is why it is critical to get your air conditioner system maintenance done regularly.
Caring For Your HVAC System Is Crucial To Longevity
Without air conditioning in Houston, life can be downright dangerous, especially for those sensitive to the eat such as infants and the elderly. The average homeowner spends at least $10,000-$15,000 on a residential air conditioning system in Houston. It’s a major investment that you want to keep running at peak performance for years to come.
If you spent that much on your HVAC, you likely own at least one vehicle that is parked in your driveway. Do you regularly get your oil changed, your brakes serviced, and tires rotated in following the service schedule for your vehicle? Why? You do all of these things because your car costs a lot of money and you want to get every last cent of value out of such a significant investment.
Now let’s go back to your HVAC system—which likely costs as much as a decent car right? Well, then with that kind of money you invested in your HVAC system why would you treat it any different than you do your car?
The sad reality for many Houston homeowners is that they take that workhorse of a system that keeps the house cool in the summer and toasty in winter for granted. They forgo regular service checks, ignore odd sounds coming from the unit, and generally assume that if it’s cooling it’s fine. What they don’t realize is this— failure to maintain a regularly planned service schedule on your HVAC system can result in a drastically reduced duty life, much higher repair costs when it breaks down, and drastically reduced performance.
All of these consequences add up to a major central problem. Higher cooling bills and cost of ownership that negates energy savings. Proper maintenance ensures that minor issues that are relatively inexpensive to fix are caught early before they turn into bigger problems that cost a lot to fix, reduce the effectiveness of your unit and possibly end up destroying your unit beyond repair.
Let Airteam Handle The Maintenance
At Airteam, we know life gets hectic and taking time out of your busy day to call and schedule a service check or tune-up can get lost in the daily tasks. That’s why we have our Member Value Plus planned maintenance plan that can be added to your HVAC system.
This planned maintenance contract is a very affordable plan that guarantees regular service on a mutually agreed upon schedule. Our trained HVAC technicians will come out and inspect, clean, calibrate and lube your HVAC units components and parts to ensure optimal performance.
This takes the burden off of you and also takes care of another very important aspect of owning anything mechanical such an HVAC unit—wear and tear. Let’s revisit the car scenario again, shall we?
You buy a brand-new car and so there are zero miles on it and it comes with a manual that shows you the preventative maintenance schedule. You may miss some important deadlines by a few hundred miles but you have your car in the service provider at every mile mark getting those services right? Does it really show signs of needing new spark plugs? No, but you get it done anyway so that doesn’t happen and cause other parts to run afoul because all it takes is one major car repair to put a real cramp on your finances.
Your HVAC unit is no different. It has a lot of moving parts, generates a lot of heat and friction and needs regular service to extend its life as long as possible. Listen, we know your unit eventually will finally cease to work, it’s mechanical and all things mechanical eventually breakdown beyond repair. But a good HVAC unit should last you at the very least a decade or so with proper maintenance.
5 Reasons Why Our MVP Planned Service Program Makes Sense
So, with our MVP planned service program—for a relatively minor monthly fee you can protect yourself against a single repair that can cost more than a year of MVP service program fees from just one breakdown. But there’s a lot more benefit to our MVP planned service program.
Saves You Money On Costly Repairs
As already mentioned we can save you money when you are enrolled in our MVP program and it really does make a difference in your budget by:
- Preventing expensive breakdowns
- Reducing utility bills
- Extending the duty life of your HVAC system
- Keeping Your Warranty In Good Standing
Regular HVAC maintenance in recent consumer studies has shown to reduce the risk of expensive breakdowns by as much as nearly 95%. You wouldn’t drive your car for 50,000 miles without at least changing the oil because that could cause your engine to seize up. Why then, would you run your HVAC system daily for five years without getting it inspected and lubricating the parts?.
Reduces Energy Bills
Our MVP planned service program helps to make sure your HVAC system is running at its very best levels. This can translate into major savings on your energy bill, in fact up to 30% savings is not unheard of according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That can mean extra funds for family outings or reinvesting into other home improvements.
Extends The Life Of Your HVAC System
In order for you to get a good return on the investment you made into your HVAC unit, it will need to serve you at peak efficiency for so many years in order to be a value. It’s a technical mathematical formula only accountants should worry about so to keep it simple, just remember this—The longer your unit lasts the more value you get out of the investment you made. The shorter it lasts, the more it costs you.
Keeps Your Warranty Valid
Many homeowners overlook the stipulations in the manufactures warranty that states that in order for your HVAC warranty to remain valid and claims to be honored, you must have it properly maintained to industry standards. In fact, if your unit ever breaks down and you need to file a warranty claim—the first thing they will ask you for after the basics are your proof of preventative maintenance by a licensed professional. They do this because many of the components of your HVAC unit are quite expensive to repair, so it’s important that a qualified professional is taking care of the unit if you want them to honor the warranty.
Improves Your Home’s Air Quality
The EPA reports that high temperature levels and humidity can increase concentrations of airborne pollutants in your home. This can be especially worrisome for any of your family that suffers from respiratory issues such as asthma.
Even though we may not realize it, our indoor airspace is filled with a whole host of particles and substances we would rather not inhale. This can be anything from dust to things more serious such as mold, and dust mites. For example, if you smell a musty odor anytime the air is on, you might need to have your ducts thoroughly cleaned as there is likely a large buildup of mold.
Our planned service helps keep the air quality good, the humidity level balance so you don’t get mold, and free from as many allergens as possible by keeping your HEPA filters changed often.
Give Yourself The Peace Of Mind Our MVP Program Provides
You deserve to have an HVAC unit that runs smoothly, is serviced properly and all with minimal effort by you. You work hard all day, and your job is not in the HVAC industry—but ours is, so let us take the burden off of you and keep your unit running in top form for years to come.
Contact us today to get enrolled in our MVP planned service program today!