At Bears Home Solutions, we understand that booking a maintenance appointment at least once a year can be easy for homeowners to forget. However, delaying this essential care can increase your risk for unexpected (and potentially expensive) breakdowns down the road.
That’s why we proudly offer customers the opportunity to join Bear Care, a membership-based maintenance program that makes it easy to ensure your equipment receives the attention it needs, while giving you the peace of mind you deserve.
Continue reading to learn the importance of routine heating and cooling maintenance and the perks of our Bear Care program.
5 Benefits of Routine Maintenance
Increases System Efficiency
Dirty condenser coils, clogged filters, and other obstacles make your system work harder to keep the air at your desired temperature. Regular preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling system gives your professional technician a chance to resolve these problems and optimize your equipment’s efficiency.
Lowers Energy Costs
When your system is running at maximum efficiency, it doesn’t have to expend unnecessary energy to keep your home at a desired comfort level. This helps keep your energy usage down, while reducing your monthly utility bill.
Extends Equipment Life
The lifespan of heating and cooling equipment depends heavily on the amount of maintenance it receives over the years. We highly recommend scheduling professional inspections twice a year – once in the spring or summer and again in the fall or winter. Maintaining both your heating and cooling equipment at the same time also helps ensure that one system is ready to take on the upcoming season and the other is still in working condition after the last season.
For example, scheduling a preventative maintenance appointment in September is an excellent time to winterize your AC after it’s worked hard to keep you cool in the summer, and inspect your furnace or boiler after it’s been estivating all summer. This way, your AC will be ready for its annual hibernation and your heating system will be ready to take the reins.
Helps Prevent Breakdowns
Routine maintenance appointments reduce your risk of unexpected breakdowns. If your trusted heating and cooling technician has a chance to inspect your equipment on a regular basis, they are much more likely to catch potential issues before they turn into bigger problems.
Keeps Your Home Safe
On top of avoiding breakdowns in times of extreme heat or cold temperatures, preventative maintenance can also help your service technician detect potentially hazardous problems. Issues like cracked heat exchangers and blocked ventilation can run the risk of gas leaks, fire hazards, microbial growth, excess humidity, and other indoor air quality problems in your home, so in addition to keeping you comfortable, these regular inspections also help you stay safe and healthy.
Perks of the Bear Care Program
In addition to the benefits of routine maintenance, our Bear Care program prioritizes your heating and cooling needs year-round and allows you to enjoy these great bonuses:
Annual AC maintenance
- 1 tune-up and professional cleaning - 1 safety check in spring or summer
Discounted diagnostic fees
15% discount on all repairs
Annual furnace or boiler maintenance
- 1 tune-up and professional cleaning - 1 safety check in fall or winter