How Often Should You Get an HVAC Inspection?
Anytime you purchase a new HVAC system, the contractor that installs it will recommend planning ahead for regular maintenance. But in reality, most homeowners will end up putting off HVAC service until there’s a serious issue. After all, if it isn’t broken, why fix it?
But in reality, most serious HVAC emergencies don’t come out of nowhere. Even though things seem to be working just fine for a season, there can be serious underlying issues that lead to cumulative damage that costs you. Just as you wouldn’t want to skip oil changes on your vehicle because you don’t want to damage your engine, your HVAC system needs regular maintenance to work optimally.
In this post from Budget Exteriors in Minnesota, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about regular HVAC maintenance including how often you need an inspection. To schedule your next inspection, give us a call today.
What HVAC Inspection Involves
Most heating and air conditioning contractors offer some level of HVAC and furnace maintenance. While the homeowners should prioritize simple maintenance tasks like changing their air filters regularly, an HVAC technician can take a closer look at your system.
They’ll typically conduct a thorough inspection of your furnace to look for some of the most common issues and identify them as early as possible. They may also test and clean some components of your system to make sure everything is in good working order, making adjustments as needed. They’ll also replace any damaged components if necessary or let you know if your system needs to be updated with a new one.
When to Schedule Your Inspection
It’s a good idea to schedule your HVAC maintenance and inspection at least once a year to stay ahead of any potential problems. For Minnesota homeowners, it’s a good idea to handle your maintenance ahead of the winter months so you don’t run into disaster when you need your furnace most. You may also want to schedule air conditioning maintenance at the beginning of the spring months to make sure everything is in working order.
In addition to scheduling your maintenance at least once a year, you should also call your HVAC technician if you encounter any of the following:
● Unusual sounds
● Uneven heating or cooling
● Extreme heating bills
● System cycles on and off
● Unusual odors
● System is older than 10 years
Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance Today!
With winter right around the corner, now is an ideal time to schedule your HVAC service before the first winter storms hit. To connect with our Budget Exteriors technicians, call 952.887.1613 or contact us online for a free quote today.