When the summer heat in Hudson, OH, begins to be replaced by a cold breeze and frosty mornings, you may start to think about your furnace again. Unfortunately, sitting idle for the summer can sometimes affect your furnace, and this plus years of working faithfully to heat your home can lead to eventual breakdowns. Preventative maintenance with Jennings Heating and Cooling is one of the best ways to give your system the care it deserves without draining your savings account.
What is Preventative Maintenance?
If you ask any collector of valuable cars, they will tell you that it is important to drive the car occasionally to allow all of the moving parts to stay lubricated. The same principle can be applied to your furnace, but running your furnace when it is 90℉ outside is unfortunately not a possibility. Instead, there are other steps you can take to make sure your furnace is ready to go before winter comes. Preventative maintenance is the best way to get it ready for the change of seasons while keeping costs low.
As part of your preventative maintenance, a professional HVAC technician will come to your home and inspect the system regularly. They will replace any parts that have worn out, clean anything that has become dirty while sitting idle and check to make sure it is operating safely and efficiently. This should be done once per year at a minimum, but many of our customers schedule maintenance twice per year. It is always a good idea to reference the warranty that you have from the manufacturer to see how often service is required for your warranty to remain valid.
Why is Preventative Maintenance Important?
Preventative maintenance is more than a bonus service that you schedule only when you have extra money. It should be a priority on your home maintenance list because of how much money it could save you over time. Although not every repair can be prevented through regular maintenance, it can certainly go a long way in helping keep these problems to a minimum. If anything is close to breaking down, we usually find it during a routine appointment and we can fix it so that it doesn’t cause more serious problems.
When all of the parts of your furnace are working harmoniously, there is going to be less wear and tear on your system. One benefit of this is that your system may last many years longer than it would have without periodic lubrication and repair. This is one of the biggest reasons that your warranty will require regular service appointments. The manufacturer is unlikely to cover a repair if the system has been neglected, even if it is a clear case of a defective part.
One of the biggest benefits of preventative maintenance is the fact that it greatly enhances your system’s ability to heat your home efficiently. If left to its own devices, your furnace will run less efficiently every year until you are having to pay an exorbitant amount just to keep your home comfortable. Your furnace, meanwhile, will be running nonstop to achieve the desired temperature, and this will inevitably lead to a breakdown. Both your gas and electric bill and repair costs will stay much lower with regular furnace maintenance.
Our Maintenance Plans
At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we offer several different maintenance plans to help homeowners in the Hudson area stay on top of furnace tune-ups. Our maintenance plans are a great investment because they include free tune-ups as well as many other discounts and benefits. They are the most affordable way to service your HVAC system.
Our plans start at $16 per month. With an annual membership, you receive 2 free 15 point inspections, reduced service fees for emergency repairs, no service fees for repairs during regular hours, rapid first-in-line service, extended warranties on repairs and thermostat replacement, and up to $2,000 in credits towards a new furnace. You can talk to a technician for detailed information about our Silver and Gold Level plans.
Furnace Maintenance at Jennings Heating and Cooling
We have been serving the Hudson area since 1931. What began as a coal company has blossomed into a full-service HVAC repair and installation company. Our goal has always been to be the best in our industry while keeping exceptional customer service as our foundation. We are thankful for the opportunity to be able to serve families in our community and to make their homes a comfortable retreat. Call us today to schedule service for your furnace.