Martens Minute

8 Great Benefits of an HVAC Maintenance Plan

July 8, 2024

When heating and cooling systems are functioning well, you barely realize they’re there. But, like anything, wear and tear can take a toll over time. When left unattended, this can mean less comfort, higher utility bills and, at worst, sudden breakdowns.

Which is why a maintenance plan is a great idea.

“It’s not just about avoiding sudden breakdowns, although that’s certainly important,” says Jeff Martens, President of Martens Plumbing & Heating. “It’s also about extending a system’s life, optimizing energy efficiency and ensuring the safety of your home and family.”

How Regular Heating/Cooling Checks Help You and Your Home

Regular check-ups for your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, or HVAC systems, have many benefits.

1. System performance and lifespan: Just like an automobile engine, an HVAC system works best with regular cleaning, lubrication and calibration. This both extends its life and ensures coils, fans, motors and other components are functioning properly. You’ll notice the difference
in airflow, temperature responsiveness, humidity levels and even noise levels.

2. Energy efficiency: With better system performance comes better efficiency, which reduces energy consumption and lowers your utility bills. Your pocketbook and the planet will thank you.

3. Fewer repairs (and repair bills): Part of any heating system tune-up or cooling system maintenance trip is troubleshooting the potential for replacement or repair, including for components such as fans, motors and coils. When issues are caught and addressed early, you’ll have fewer surprise repairs, and your systems will last longer.

4. Air quality: Air handling systems can help control dust, allergens and pollutants — but not if filters are clogged or air flow isn’t functioning properly. Depending on the equipment, the type of filter and other factors, filters should be replaced twice a year or more. Regular maintenance
checks can help you know the best schedule for your home and HVAC system. 

5. Warranty compliance:
Do you have a warranty for your furnace, boiler or air conditioning unit? If so, it probably requires that the system be maintained properly in order for the warranty to remain valid.

6. Safety: Maintenance checks always include inspections of safety controls, gas lines (in the case of gas furnaces), combustion systems and electrical connections. This can mean detecting carbon monoxide leaks and other potentially hazardous situations.

7. Comfort: When your HVAC is happy, you’re happy. Whether it’s hot or cold outside, dry or muggy, it will keep your home at the comfort level you want it.

8. Peace of mind:
Why wait for a pricey emergency repair or a disruption to your home or work life? When your HVAC system is inspected and tuned up regularly, you can rest easy.

Schedule It — Then Forget It

The pros at Martens Plumbing & Heating will look after your system as if it were their own. We’ll perform regular cleanings, fix issues as they arise, and keep your HVAC system running safely and efficiently for as long as possible. And you’ll never have to worry about remembering to schedule your appointment — Martens will remind you when it’s time.

Call Martens Plumbing & Heating at 262-363-7146 to learn how you can set up a maintenance agreement for your home’s cooling and heating systems.