Preventive Maintenance Pays OffRegular visits to the dentist keep your teeth clean and healthy--but more than that, they can help you catch minor problems before they turn into big, painful problems. The same principle applies to your home maintenance habits. Regular check-ups and tune-ups of your home's HVAC and plumbing systems can help you catch a cavity before it needs a root canal--or, better yet, prevent the cavity in the first place.
Home system maintenance:
- Helps prevent costly, inconvenient breakdowns. The cost of a tune-up is negligible compared to a major HVAC/plumbing repair or replacement, especially when you factor in the water or other damage that could accompany it. If you want to avoid living without heat in January or AC in July, prevention is key.
- Keeps your HVAC and water heater running efficiently. Poorly maintained equipment may need more power to do the same amount of work; a difference that can show up on your energy bill.
- Extends the lifespan of your equipment. Your water heater and HVAC system can serve you well for many years if you take care of them. A buildup of sediment in your water tank or dust and debris in your air filters causes your systems to work harder than they have to. Regular maintenance can help you avoid that unnecessary wear and tear.
- Ensures your equipment is running safely. Some types of equipment failure can potentially pose a fire hazard, encourage mold growth or even create harmful gases, like carbon monoxide. Regular inspection helps keep things running smoothly and safely.
A good way to keep your home's systems well maintained is to enroll in an ARS®/Rescue Rooter® Home Service Plan. With predictable monthly or annual fees, you can enjoy seasonal inspections of your water heater, plumbing, furnace, AC and more. In addition, you'll receive preferred pricing on repairs and installations, priority service in an emergency, and other benefits. Call 1-800-277-9400 for more information about our plans and services.