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Should You Really Have Your HVAC System Serviced Every Year?

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We rely on our HVAC system to keep our homes comfortable, especially during summer and winter months when the weather starts to change. HVAC experts recommend having your HVAC components tested and serviced at least once each year to ensure maximum efficiency.

The best practice for a homeowner to follow is to have their air conditioning serviced in the spring and the heating in the fall – this way, you can identify any issues before peak usage. Regular service and maintenance guarantees a longer lifespan for your HVAC system, lowers utility bills, results in fewer repairs over time, and creates better air circulation and quality for your family. It’s a win-win all round.

Problems a Yearly Service Avoids


Preventative measures help you avoid breakdowns and identify malfunctioning components early, since repairs usually end up costing you more in parts and service hours. 

Warranty Issues

Your annual check-up also protects your HVAC systems warranty, as many manufacturer’s terms require regular professional maintenance. Be sure to track your yearly HVAC service for your records. 

Shorter Lifespan

HVAC systems that are serviced regularly run smoother and longer, which is why professional cleaning and maintenance is important to prolong the life of your system. 

Safety Concerns 

HVAC experts identify and check for safety hazards that keep you and your family safe. A yearly service check with a trained technician can alert to possible fire hazards, gas leaks, electrical issues, short circuits and even dangerous carbon monoxide exposure. 

Energy Loss 

An overlooked HVAC system has to exert more energy and work harder overtime, while a well maintained one will be energy-efficient and run at optimal performance. 

It’s Best to Call the Experts!

Although there are ways you can help maintain your HVAC system yourself, like regularly changing your air filters and looking out for any obvious problems, it’s best to call in the experts to perform your yearly service. 

Trained professionals know what to look out for and how to service your HVAC system safely and to code. They are there to help you get the most out of your HVAC system by catching any problems that could lead your system to malfunction, saving you time and money in the long run. 

Contact our experts at Ashton Plumbing. Heating. Air for all your HVAC system needs, we are your local Vancouver and area professionals ready to help. Call us today to book an estimate.

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