Sunlight gently filters into your bedroom as you awake on New Year’s morning. You yawn and stretch, swinging your legs over the side of the bed and onto the floor. Even though it’s thirty degrees outside, your room is nice and toasty thanks to your heater. Just as your toes are warming up, you’re hit with the sinking realization: You haven’t called for your HVAC maintenance!

Every year, we call our customers who have preventative maintenance agreements with us to schedule an appointment to tune up their heating and cooling equipment. But sometimes, all the other little things in life just pile up, and they forget to make the call. When they finally do, they often ask me whether it’s too late to perform the tune-up, since the weather has changed and they’re already using the equipment.

Stop right there: It’s NEVER too late to perform preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system. Regularly scheduled maintenance is the single most important thing you can do for your heating and cooling system – that’s right, numero uno! – and it will help you avoid the need for heating repair in Doylestown, PA. Here’s why it’s so critical:

  1. It can increase the lifespan of your equipment. One small malfunctioning part can affect other parts over time, resulting in a major breakdown. Think of another piece of complicated equipment that you use regularly – your computer, for instance. If a single component is damaged or stops working properly, it creates a domino effect, eventually causing your whole computer to crash. HVAC systems are complex, and routine maintenance minimizes the chance of a breakdown happening. It could even add years to the life of the equipment.
  2. “Tuned-up” HVAC equipment consumes less fuel and operates at a higher level of efficiency, saving you money in the long-run.
  3. According to industry statistics, 48% of homeowners will experience an emergency breakdown compared to 14% of homeowners who perform regularly scheduled maintenance. In the middle of a frigid winter, a breakdown is the last thing you want.
  4. You’ll help the earth by decreasing your carbon footprint due to the higher efficiency of your machine. And by upgrading to an HE or geothermal system, you’ll be able to reduce your environmental impact even further.

What’s more, homeowners should be wary of companies that ask them to choose from a smorgasbord of “good-better-best” or “silver-gold-diamond” maintenance packages. That’s ridiculous! Take it from the Coop: A professional HVAC service technician should perform every task necessary to ensure that your system is ready to operate at its best when you need it the most. Your auto mechanic wouldn’t ask you to choose from a selection of maintenance tasks when tuning-up your car; you expect him to meet a certain standard. It’s a similar rationale for your heating and cooling equipment.

At Cooper Mechanical, we follow a well-defined checklist every time we perform maintenance. The list is tailored to your system, from boilers to oil-fired furnaces and everything in between. We inspect your HVAC system thoroughly, and when necessary, we advise you of small problems that are easily fixable before they become big, expensive issues. This way, our customers can be assured that their system is being cared for from top to bottom.

Plus, as a thank you to our customers for choosing Cooper Mechanical, they receive priority service; and if we do find an issue, we offer them discounts on all heating repair in Bucks County and the rest of Southeastern Pennsylvania (as well as surrounding areas in New Jersey). Check out our preventative maintenance page for pricing details and other information.

Listen to the Coop’s advice: Take good care of your heating and cooling systems, and you’ll be comfortable all year long.