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Preventative Maintenance Advantages

For a small investment, you can save money, help the environment, boost your peace of mind and increase the safety and comfort in your home. These are just a few of the benefits that come with getting regular maintenance done on your HVAC system. Let’s take a closer look at why preventative maintenance is a valuable investment.

Regular maintenance will reduce the risk of costly breakdowns. Say you drive your car for 40,000 miles without getting an oil change or refilling your tank—you would be asking for trouble! This analogy applies to your heating and cooling system as well. Your system will not function as well as it should without proper maintenance. Preventative check-ups will keep your system running at its highest efficiency. The more efficient your system runs, the more money you will save on energy bills. Staying on top of maintenance will also expand the life of your system and keep you covered under warranty.

For those who want to reduce their carbon footprint, a well-kept HVAC system will emit significantly less fuel into the environment. You can also install a programmable thermostat to keep your system running efficiently and have more flexibility to schedule certain temperatures depending on the time of day. Using this feature strategically can lead to more environmentally friendly choices and save you a few bucks. Ask your technician to give you more information about steps that you can take to reduce your system’s impact on the environment.

We depend on our HVAC systems to stay comfortable year-round. Regular maintenance will reduce the odds of coming home to scorching or freezing temperatures. Extreme conditions inside of your home have the potential to not only cause discomfort but severe damage. Cold snaps can lead to frozen or burst pipes, water damage, and more. The cost of these repairs can leave you feeling on edge.

While comfort is important, safety is a top priority. Annual maintenance can protect you and your family against the risk of a carbon monoxide leak— a colorless, odorless gas that can be deadly. A failed or cracked heat exchanger is the most common cause of carbon monoxide leaks. An HVAC technician will detect any potential hazards during a regular maintenance check.

Investing in annual maintenance comes with many great benefits. If you aren’t on a maintenance plan, it’s not too late. Your system and wallet will thank you for it later.

To get on a maintenance plan today, call the most trusted company in the Des Moines area, 72 Degrees. You can reach us at 515-965-7272. We have a premium and basic comfort plan. if you would like to see what is included on each of our plans visit our website,

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