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How Annual HVAC Maintenance Keeps Your Unit Running and Your Wallet Happy

by Catherine Marrone 10/11/2021

Your HVAC system is one of the most important systems in your home. It's also one of the most expensive to replace, with the average cost of a new HVAC system easily ranging between $5,000 and $10,000. By taking care of your home's HVAC components, you can keep your living space comfortable all year round while also minimizing repair costs.One of the best ways to maintain your HVAC system is with an annual inspection/tune-up.

What is an HVAC Inspection?

An HVAC inspection is a service that is performed on a home's heating and cooling systems by an HVAC technician. Each system is typically inspected once a year, with heating inspections taking place in the fall and cooling inspections occurring during the spring.

While the exact services included in an HVAC inspection can vary from one company to the next, most will include such services as:

  • checking/changing air filters
  • checking refrigerant lines for leaks
  • voltage testing
  • lubrication of moving parts
  • thermostat assessment
  • condensate drain inspection
  • airflow evaluation

Benefits of Annual HVAC Inspections

Annual inspections can alert you to minor problems with your heating or cooling system before they turn into major issues. By making small repairs as the need arises, you can save yourself money on major repairs down the road and possibly extend the life of your heating and cooling systems.

HVAC inspections also provide you with peace of mind as you enter a cold winter or a sweltering hot summer. When you know that your home's systems have been properly maintained, your heating and cooling systems will be ready to keep your living space comfortable no matter what the weather brings.

Finally, having a record of regular HVAC inspections can come in handy when you try to sell your home down the road; this documentation can demonstrate to potential buyers that you have taken good care of your HVAC components.

About the Author

Catherine Marrone

A licensed MA & NH Realtor for 30+ years located in West Newbury, MA representing buyers & sellers in all price ranges specializing in horse farms, equestrian facilities, country estates, first-time buyers, move-up buyers, seniors and relocation.  
Whether you're a buyer or a seller, as my client you will receive the utmost attention with clear and timely communication throughout the entire transaction. I am known among my past clients for my integrity, honesty and willingness to "go the extra mile" for buyers and sellers.   
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