About Damien

Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

Why Preventative Maintenance Is a Good Investment

Phil Laprairie

Living or working in a home that does not have a properly functioning HVAC system can be an uncomfortable experience. Preventative maintenance for your HVAC system can ensure that there is proper ventilation in the building 365 days per year and that all problems are found before the system is in full gear for the extreme heat or the extreme cold. This typically saves homeowners thousands of dollars in repair costs.

Many HVAC professionals will compare preventative maintenance for an HVAC unit to that of the routine maintenance you perform on your car in order to prevent breakdowns. This might include changing the oil, replacing air filters, and replacing belts to prevent the engine from locking up.

Spending roughly $30 on an oil change can prevent you from spending $3,000 on a new engine. The same can be said for HVAC units. Maintaining system components, which might cost a couple of hundred dollars, can save you thousands of dollars down the line.

Our Annual Safety and Service Inspection, for example, includes many points of inspection designed to keep your system running smoothly and efficiently for many years. We check the following areas:

  • Motors
  • Gas valve
  • Electrical
  • Switches and controls
  • Pilot/ignition
  • Combustion chamber

We’ll also check for any carbon monoxide leaks during our inspection.

Preventative maintenance is a good investment in your home and your home comfort. Get it done regularly, and keep a record of the maintenance performed on your HVAC system to ensure that all tasks are performed during their scheduled time.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about preventative maintenance and other HVAC topics, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

 

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