Yes, for the HVAC system to run efficiently, the AC needs to be cleaned, and the filter replaced every year. It’s a good idea to do this every spring, right before summer starts. wer to this item.
A properly installed HVAC unit will last 15 to 25 years if it’s well maintained. Without proper upkeep, HVAC systems could fail in as little as 10 years or less.
Consider installing a new HVAC system if your units are older than 10 years old, and the HVAC repair bill would be more than 30% of the cost of a new AC . HVAC replacement costs between $5,000 and $11,000 depending on the size of your home
Most reputable HVAC technicians will offer free estimates with an in-person service call. Beware of HVAC contractors who try to give you a free quote over the phone, as it may not accurately reflect what they will discover once they check out the system. Even if there is a charge for the cost estimate, that amount will usually be applied toward your balance due, should you decide to hire that contractor.
HVAC contractors recommend having your HVAC serviced once per year at the minimum. It’s a good plan to have the AC serviced in the spring, and in the fall. An added benefit of having it serviced annually is the visual inspection done by an HVAC technician, who will spot potential issues before they become pricey problems.
HVAC service contracts are only worth it if you can purchase one for a reasonable price. At $150 to $500 per year, most homeowners avoid service contracts based on the limited services offered. If you have a new HVAC system that's still under warranty, a service plan is not needed.
Do some shopping around and find out the cost of the different plans available. One perk usually included in a service plan is priority booking. You also get the yearly maintenance work done without having to do it yourself, and many HVAC contractors offer discounts when you’re on the annual plan.
You will receive a written scope of your project, including what permits will be required, a basic timeline, and whatever open questions remain for you to decide on before we can begin.
You should have your systems serviced right before each cooling and heating season starts.