As you get your home ready for the upcoming season, don’t forget to schedule time for maintenance on your heating or cooling system. You’ll be protecting your investment and setting yourself up to get more from your HVAC unit. Manufacturers know that routine service keeps HVAC equipment running smoothly and efficiently, so they make it a requirement in most warranties. Give your system the best chance at a long and happy life of service with the help of the certified technicians at Farmer’s Heating & Air Conditioning, a Dyess Air Company, in Hilton Head. If it’s been years since the last checkup, now is the time to get back on track.

Importance of Preventive HVAC Maintenance

Many homeowners don’t realize that heating and cooling systems need a service check every year. To understand the importance of routine HVAC maintenance, think about driving your car without ever getting the oil changed. You just wouldn’t do that. Leaving your AC and heating systems operating continuously without any maintenance is equally inadvisable. You may save a few dollars up front, but the long-term costs of a shorter operational life and decreased energy efficiency aren’t worth it. It is best to schedule AC maintenance in spring and furnace maintenance in fall before you really need to start relying on them.

DIY Heating and AC Maintenance

In addition to hiring a pro to look over your furnace and air conditioner, there are a few things that you can do yourself to help keep the system in good condition.

  • Check the air filters monthly. Dirty filters block airflow, forcing the system to work harder to keep you comfortable. This reduces energy efficiency and could shorten the life of the unit.
  • Clear brush and leaves away from the outdoor unit. Hose it down as needed to remove dirt and pollen. Do not use a power washer as it could cause damage.
  • Make sure the vents in your home are open and unblocked.
  • Replace the thermostat battery every year.

HVAC Maintenance Plans

Farmer’s Heating & Air Conditioning now offers budget-friendly maintenance plans to help you plan for routine service and save on needed repairs. Get access to priority service, exclusive discounts, and annual service checks.

HVAC Maintenance from Farmer’s

Our certified HVAC technician will carefully inspect your system to look for worn parts, loose connections, and dirty components. We’ll check the drains and clean the coils. If we spot any issues, you’ll know about it right away. These checks are a great way to head off many potential problems before they lead to an untimely breakdown. Contact us today to set up your appointment for HVAC maintenance or to discuss your options for a worry-free maintenance plan. Let Farmer’s Heating & Air Conditioning simplify your AC and furnace maintenance process.