Welcome to Charleston, where the summers are hot, the winters are cool and windy, and rain is almost always a possibility. While our warm climate allows us to spend more time outdoors without worrying about ice storms or piles of snow, it also requires greater attention to HVAC maintenance. A well-maintained system allows you to enjoy your life without wondering when you'll return home to an overheated house or other discomforts.
Why HVAC Maintenance Matters
There is ultimately one reason you should schedule at least one maintenance appointment for your HVAC system every year: performance. A neglected system is more likely to use up far more energy while under-delivering in air quality and temperature control.
There are six reasons you should take us up on a Cool Club membership as we head into the new year, and all of them are critical to comfort here in the Charleston area.
1. Prevent Costly Breakdowns
When one piece of your HVAC system gives out, the entire system may stop working properly. One part in need of replacement could leave you with hot air blowing through your vents in the middle of a blistering Charleston summer or cool air blowing on a chilly, rainy day.
You never know when those system malfunctions are coming, but you can prevent many of them by allowing a trained HVAC technician to look your system over at least once a year.
Our technicians do more than look at the basic system components and call it a day. They have the training and experience to identify potential problems before they occur. Think of it as proactive troubleshooting.
2. Improve Energy Efficiency
The more efficient your system's use of energy, the less you're likely to pay in electricity each year. Some property owners focus on the cost of annual service calls and decide it just isn't in their budget, but they end up paying far more through higher energy bills.
Your system will use more energy if it hasn't been cleaned in years or parts are starting to wear out. The best way to ensure everything is running as efficiently as possible is to have a trained technician service all system components at least once a year.
3. Protect Your Warranty With HVAC Maintenance
If your HVAC system has a warranty, you may need to have routine maintenance checks performed as part of the policy. You don't want to file a claim in the future and have no proof that you followed through with maintenance as required by the agreement.
4. Improve Air Quality
Even if you keep your home immaculately clean or run air purifiers in every room, there are many indoor pollutants that can sabotage your indoor air quality, including:
- Tobacco smoke
- Carbon monoxide
- Pet dander
- Household cleaning products
- Personal care products
Your HVAC system can also contribute to poor indoor air quality if it isn't properly maintained over time. Routine maintenance will help protect the quality and safety of the air you breathe daily.
5. Extended Lifespan
The harder your system works over time, the less time it may remain functional. Routine maintenance prevents it from working harder than necessary, which means it will remain operational much longer before a system replacement is required.
6. Maximize Convenience
Maintenance is performed at your convenience twice a year. Compare that to unexpected breakdowns that often occur at the most inconvenient times. It's always better to schedule time for your system than to leave it to chance.
M&B Makes HVAC Maintenance Simple
Cool Club Planned Service allows you to enjoy the benefits of a well-maintained HVAC system without the confusion of guessing when your system needs attention. Our trained technicians will determine whether you need one or two planned service calls a year, depending on the type of HVAC system in your home.
Each service call allows our professionals to clean, inspect, and tune up your system just in time for critical seasonal changes. While we can't ensure that your system will never breakdown or malfunction, we can guarantee that it's less likely when you commit to annual maintenance.
To learn more about our Cool Club maintenance program, give us a call at (843) 628-1775.