Think HVAC maintenance is more expensive and time-consuming than it’s worth? Think again. The Coop is here to explain the importance of your HVAC maintenance agreement.

Imagine the shock of coming home to find your house filled with smoke. Panicked, you usher your pets out and call the fire department. Oddly, you don’t see any flames, but the smoke must be coming from somewhere. When the fire department arrives, they search your house for the source of the smoke, only to discover the problem: it’s your boiler. An obstructed vent has forced oil to build up in the combustion chamber, producing thick, dark smoke. When you try to remember the last time you had your boiler inspected, you come up short.

Thankfully, it’s not as bad as it could have been. But, heaven forbid, what if there had been a fire? And what are you going to do about your now-damaged boiler? Most pressing of all: could you have avoided this situation?

After over thirty years in the HVAC business, I’ve seen too many repetitions of situations very much like this one. In most cases, these sudden breakdowns of relatively new equipment can be chalked up to one thing: failure to schedule preventative maintenance.

Think of it this way: how long would you let your car go without maintenance? Even if we lived in a world where state inspections weren’t required, it’s safe to assume that you would still change your oil, put air in your tires and get your brakes checked regularly. That’s because your car is a major investment. Not to mention, the safety of you and your family depends on a smoothly running vehicle. Plus, a small maintenance budget each year is better than getting hit with a huge bill from the mechanic when your car breaks down.

Your HVAC system is no different. As a major piece of expensive equipment that you use almost every day, it requires regular maintenance. In addition, many equipment manufacturers require (in the fine print, of course) that equipment be regularly maintained in order for the warranty to be upheld.

At Cooper Mechanical, we understand how important maintenance is, which is why we do everything we can to make it as convenient as possible for you to set up a maintenance agreement. Our customers with maintenance agreements receive priority service and discounts on all repairs. We inspect your HVAC system thoroughly and advise you of small problems that are easily fixable before they get the chance to turn into bigger ones. Over time, routine maintenance proves to be less costly than going without and significantly extends the life of your equipment.

We recommend that you have your system inspected twice a year, during the spring and fall, to keep your equipment in top shape and avoid costly disasters down the line. You won’t even have to remember to call us: Cooper keeps track of our customers’ maintenance needs (like heating repair in Bucks County) so that you always get service on time.