Simply put, needing HVAC service is referring to needing a repairs done, while HVAC maintenance is referring to preventative measures that help improve performance and extend the life of your system.
Think of your heating and cooling system like your car – when you’re having maintenance done, you’re having the oil changed, the tires rotated, and your filters replaced. You know these are necessary to the performance and longevity of your vehicle. It’s the same principle for your HVAC system.
When you hear a weird sound coming from your car or you notice something isn’t working correctly, you take it in to be serviced. The mechanic will look at the vehicle and discover what is causing the problem, along with looking for issues that may cause a problem in the future. HVAC service works much the same way.
HVAC maintenance should be done by a professional twice yearly to keep it operating effectively and efficiently. This not only helps you stay cooler and more comfortable in your home, but it also reduces your energy costs. One benefit to routine maintenance that is often overlooked is that a technician will discover if your unit is in need of repair or is at risk of a breakdown and fix it before your HVAC unit stops working. If you’ve ever suffered through a summer without air conditioning, you’ll know how important that is!
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