Responsible homeowners need to invest in the security of a maintenance agreement for their heating and cooling systems. There’s really no getting around this simple fact. Many people are anxious about spending additional money on maintenance, so they look for ways to cut corners. This is an understandable impulse, but HVAC maintenance is better left to the professionals.
Here are some of the most common mistakes that homeowners make in their quest for financial moderation:
The DIY mentality is great for arts and home decor, but not so great for taking care of important electrical equipment. While handy homeowners should feel free to do minor upkeep, only trained technicians can spot operational problems and do the maintenance that will keep your unit running for years to come.
If you just stick to changing the air filter on a regular basis and remembering new batteries for the thermostat, you are like most other homeowners. If you are trying to handle technical aspects of maintenance without professional help, you might be ignoring obvious signs of system wear and tear that will cost you big bucks to fix down the line.
If you don’t have the training to fix your HVAC unit but still insist on making an attempt anyway, prepare for the fallout; it could be financial if you make the problem worse and have to call the cavalry, or physical if you hurt yourself in the process. Either way, a simple maintenance agreement could help you avoid these dire consequences.Back