Have You Scheduled Your Spring HVAC Service Appointment?

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You have been watching those daffodils very closely.
Although the early blooming plants have grown significantly in size, you still have not seem a flower. You have noticed flowers in the landscaping of your neighborhood subdivision entrance and in your neighbor’s yards. Your spring flowers have not yet bloomed.
As your husband sees you walking out onto the front porch for the fifth time since dinner, he points out that a watched pot never boils. You will not see the flower bloom if you are too anxious. Besides, he points out, he has not even made the necessary HVAC service appointment for the air conditioner. If you get the warmth that you need to encourage your spring flowers to grow, your husband predicts, it will also be hot enough that you will want the air conditioning turned on. He does not want to start the AC until the HVAC service provider comes out to check the system!
Most Home Owners Schedule Twice Yearly HVAC Service Visits

Heating and air condition ing contractors advise that HVAC systems should be checked once in the very early spring and once in the very late fall. The opportunity to make sure that all systems are go a few weeks before either the air conditioner or furnace is needed is essential to the proper maintenance of these expensive, but necessary, systems.
We live in a time when 66% of homes in America have air conditioning. And while the cool and comfort they provide is refreshing, if you find out that your system is not working on the first hot day of the year it is difficult. Obviously,
the HVAC service personnel will be extra busy those first days of temperatures in the high 90s, so it only makes sense to schedule the needed service appointments early rather than late.
Consider some of these other important facts about heating and cooling systems:

  • The decision to upgrade to a high-efficiency air conditioner, as well as taking other actions to keep a home cool, can reduce energy use for air conditioning by as much as 20% to 50%.
  • Air conditioners cost U.S. homeowners $11 billion every year. Manufacturers recommend that regular maintenance can keep an air conditioner running efficiently.
  • Furnaces that are older than 10 years old should be inspected regularly.
  • Furnaces typically last an average of 15 to 18 years, but they are often fairly inefficient as they age.
  • The lowest efficiency allowed by current law for new gas furnaces is 78%. And while this number may seem substantial, it is important to realize that some new models achieve a 97% efficiency rating, a near-total efficient number.

You do not have to wait for your spring flowers to bloom or for the temperatures to hit the 90s before you call for a spring air conditioning check up. The sooner you call the sooner you will know that you will be ready for the inevitable rising temperatures.

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