Best practices for HVAC maintenance
Maintaining your HVAC system is key to ensuring comfortable home temperatures throughout the seasonal changes. Routine maintenance also offers lower utility expenses and a longer lifetime for your system.
Depending on the type of HVAC system you own, according to the Institute for Building Efficiency, proper maintenance can reduce its energy cost by anywhere from 5 to 40 percent. Save yourself money in the long run by taking advantage of these best practices for the care of your HVAC system.
Use Quality Filters and Replace Them Regularly
Check Your HVAC Unit's Evaporator Coils
Protect Your Condenser Coils
Monitor Your Blades and Belts
These are some basic preventative maintenance tips for preserving the life of your HVAC system. For recommendations tailored to your unit's needs, refer to your owner's manual or manufactures' advice for your specific make and model of HVAC unit.
HVAC Systems and Home Warranties
It's important to understand the difference between requiring maintenance and having a home warranty. Maintenance is about routinely cleaning and servicing your systems, which can be done with or without a warranty, while a home warranty provides replacement parts or a replacement for your unit over a specific time frame.
HVAC maintenance under a home warranty contract provides servicing to repair or replace failed parts if your systems has been properly maintained. Be sure to look at your warranty before performing any maintenance on your unit"”some warranties are void if homeowners, rather than professionals, perform detailed services to the system. Warranties also provide maintenance through pre-season tune-ups.
We know taking care of your home is a priority for you, and it is a priority for us as well. Consider letting Landmark Home Warranty take the weight off your shoulders. Contact us for custom warranty services that fit your HVAC system's needs.