So you just bought a new home in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Congratulations! Whether this is your first home, or just the most recent move, you are probably discovering all sorts of quirks about your house. The list of home repairs and improvements can be long and overwhelming, especially in the first year of ownership. New homeowners should make sure that AC Service is near the top of the list.
It is easy for something like HVAC to fall off the radar. If your air conditioner is working okay, it may not enter your mind as a high priority to get serviced. But, regular HVAC maintenance is vital to the ongoing ability of your system to operate smoothly.
Wasn’t the HVAC looked at during the home inspection?
A good home inspection company will visually inspect your heating and air conditioning system. They will look for critical problems that are apparent when looking at the system in your attic. Also, a home inspector will evaluate the age of the system by looking at the serial number for the unit.
But, new homeowners should know that a home inspection is no substitute for a service of your AC system.
“A home inspection is no substitute for a service of your AC system.”
Your air conditioning system has moving mechanical parts that require regular servicing. Consider if your vehicle only received a visual inspection instead of regular oil changes. If you never changed the oil in your car, you can expect more frequent breakdowns and a shorter lifespan. Similarly, air conditioners require regular service to ensure performance and system longevity.
Avoid costly repairs with preventative maintenance
The biggest reason new homeowners should schedule an AC service is to avoid future issues. Even if your HVAC appears to be running just fine, there could be unseen problems.
Here’s one example from a recent AC service for a new homeowner. This customer had no complaints about how their air conditioner was operating.
However, during the service we noticed a major problem. The drain pan under their coil was completely rusted. Rusty drain pans develop holes which can lead to costly water damage.
Had this new homeowner not scheduled service for their AC system, they could have been dealing with a huge headache later on. They would have had to repair not only the air conditioner, but also replace attic insulation, check for mold, and even fix drywall on the ceilings. Suffice to say a simple AC service saved this homeowner hundreds – possibly thousands of dollars in home repairs.
How often should you have your HVAC serviced?
Your heating and air conditioning system should be serviced twice a year. You want to make sure your systems are in good shape right before the heaviest season,
- Air conditioners should be serviced in the spring
- Heating systems should be serviced in the fall
So, a service technician should be visiting your home about every 6 months. It can be tough to remember to schedule your seasonal tune-ups, so we came up with a solution. Advent offers maintenance plans to ensure your system gets the regular maintenance it needs.
When you are a member of our preventative maintenance plan, you’ll always receive a reminder to schedule your service. Plus, the cost of your maintenance visits is broken up into a low monthly payment. For many of our customers, this makes it easier to budget for the visit. And, maintenance program members get discounts on parts and priority service, making it a great deal.
How new homeowners can schedule AC service
At Advent, we make scheduling HVAC service simple. Just give us a call or fill out our online form for HVAC maintenance and we’ll arrange to visit your home as soon as we are able. We are consistently recognized as one of the best contractors in the industry, so you can trust that the team at Advent will provide the best service in the DFW area.