There are many reasons why you should keep up with HVAC maintenance. In this blog, heating and air conditioning replacement contractor Air Products & Services answers a frequently asked question: how often should you book HVAC service appointments?——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Why Might You Need HVAC Services?Anything in your home that you use every day, has moving parts and is subject to daily wear requires preventative maintenance. Heating and cooling systems, for instance, need care and maintenance for the following reasons:It helps keep your HVAC system in good shape — Regular maintenance enables your HVAC technician to spot problems and fix them before they become bigger. In addition to keeping your HVAC system at peak efficiency, it could also enable you to spend less on repairs.It helps prevent unexpected breakdowns — A well-maintained HVAC system is less likely to break down when you least expect it. While we’re always ready to respond with our heating and AC repair services, repairs can take days depending on the extent of the problem, which is something you can avoid with proper maintenance.It helps keep your warranty coverage active — Most HVAC manufacturers require proof that you’ve been keeping up with required maintenance. A lack of documented maintenance could end up voiding your warranty.When to Schedule Preventive MaintenanceYou should set up two different preventive maintenance appointments within the year, one for your heating system in preparation for the winter season and another for your air conditioning system to get ready for summer. The ductwork will also require cleaning every three to five years. Sign up for a planned maintenance agreement if your HVAC contractor offers it. Doing so can save you the effort of finding and booking an HVAC contractor every time you need to schedule your appointment..Preparing for Your Service AppointmentIf you have a service appointment coming up, there are a few things that you can do to facilitate an easy, efficient inspection. First of all, clean up the outdoor unit by sweeping leaves and debris away from it, taking care not to hit the cooling fins. Inspect the base pan and make sure the drains aren’t blocked.The indoor units, including the vents and registers, should be cleared of dust. Air filters should be replaced every three months, though you may need to replace them more often if you happen to live in a dusty area. Air filters may also require more frequent replacement during periods of heavy use.Air Products & Services is your leading provider of heating and air conditioning services, including help with troubleshooting an AC system. Give us a call at (818) 989-2030 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Tarzana, CA, and nearby areas.