It’s important to prepare your home HVAC system for the upcoming heat of summer now that spring has arrived in Savannah, GA. Our NATE-certified technicians have the training and experience to repair all makes and models of HVAC systems, and we offer annual maintenance plans to help you stay comfortable all year long. Here are five benefits you can enjoy with spring maintenance.

1. A System That Lasts Longer

The average lifespan for HVAC units is about 10 years, but your system can function significantly longer if you follow a consistent maintenance schedule. An ideal HVAC system maintenance plan should include a regular service visit at least once a year.

Some common issues that affect an HVAC system approaching the end of its expected operational lifespan include worn parts, leaks, corrosion, rust and frayed wires. The majority of these issues are inexpensive to repair as long as you discover them early enough. Our technicians have the experience to identify small problems and resolve them before they become big ones.

There are also maintenance tasks you can carry out on your own, such as brushing off the leaves and debris from your heat pump, and making sure that there isn’t any foliage or leaves blocking your intake vents. It’s also important to keep inside vents unobstructed and schedule a service visit at the first sign of trouble.

2. Discounts on Services

Our preventive maintenance program includes a 10% discount on air conditioning repair, as well as a 5% discount on ductwork, replacements, installations, and special services. We work quickly, and our services are all billed by standard labor rates, but your savings can be significant anytime you require more extensive repairs.

3. No Overtime Charges

Our technicians frequently have to work a lot of overtime hours during peak service periods. It should come as no surprise that most of those peak service periods are due to seasonally extreme weather. With a maintenance agreement, you’ll never have to worry about paying overtime charges when disaster strikes — you’ll pay the same discounted labor rates on every service visit, rain or shine.

4. Energy Savings

Georgians frequently run their heating and air conditioning on the same day, which can really subject an HVAC system to increased wear and tear. This increases the likelihood of future repairs and leads to your system performing inefficiently. Energy costs keep rising, and during your preventive maintenance visit we can make specific recommendations to reduce your energy consumption.

We also highly recommend installing a programmable thermostat. It can be set to automatically adjust your home temperature during the times when you’re at work or asleep. You will need to take a little time to determine your family’s natural schedule, but your thermostat can always make temperature adjustments on the fly.

Most of the newer programmable thermostat models are also remotely accessible through a Bluetooth connection or a smartphone app. With our constantly changing weather, you’ll always be able to enjoy the convenience of having your home at exactly the right temperature as soon as you walk through your front door.

5. Peace of Mind

A service agreement is a great way to manage the increasing costs of HVAC services, but its greatest value is knowing that your system will be operating safely and efficiently. Most HVAC systems feature the most current design and safety features, and fires due to overloaded electrical circuits aren’t as common as they used to be. But when it comes to your and your family’s safety, you shouldn’t leave anything to chance.

An investment in a maintenance plan is always money well spent. Even if your system seems to be working properly, it’s good to know that our team is always a phone call away when you need us. For more information about our HVAC maintenance plans in Savannah, GA, contact us at Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning.

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