How Often Should HVAC Be Serviced?

Written on: April 26, 2023

Annual Maintenance Extends Equipment Life

schedule hvac tune up maine Just like your car, a home’s heating system, as well as its central air conditioning unit, has a range of electrical and mechanical components that can wear down or break if you don’t follow your equipment manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations. The manufacturer can also void your warranty if you are negligent with equipment maintenance.

Generally speaking, HVAC systems should be serviced once a year to ensure your equipment is operating safely and efficiently. Please review your owner’s manual for more specific maintenance guidelines.

5 Benefits of Annual HVAC Maintenance

Getting yearly tune-ups on your home comfort equipment is the most important thing you can do to ensure your equipment runs as efficiently as possible. Here are five benefits of getting annual service done on your HVAC system.

  1. Improved system efficiency, which can lower your annual home energy expenses by 10% or more.
  2. A longer life span for your furnace, boiler, central air system, heat pump or water heater.
  3. Better for the planet: equipment that runs at top efficiency will emit fewer emissions.
  4. A tune-up allows the technician from your service company to spot minor issues before they become big problems (worn parts, a burner that needs adjustment, etc.) Problems tend to pop up during the worst times—such as when your furnace conks out during single-digit temperatures or when your air conditioning system shuts down in the middle of a heat wave.
  5. Staying in compliance with your warranty: manufacturers generally require you to get regular HVAC service. If you skip a tune-up and your equipment breaks down, you could end up paying the total cost of repair.

Do You Need Off-Season Heating Repairs?

If you noticed any problems with your heating system over the winter, please don’t ignore it. These are most likely “red flags” alerting you to the need for professional service.

Here are just a few examples.

Unusual Noises from Your Heating System

Here are a few sounds and the possible cause. Note: a correct diagnosis can only be made with an onsite visit by a licensed service technician.

If you are experiencing problems or need to schedule annual maintenance, please reach out to your HVAC service company. To save more money, review these energy-saving tips.