Most of us probably don’t think about routine maintenance very often. We wouldn’t want to either, because maintenance can be a pain. It costs money and it takes time out of our schedule. But I think we’d all agree that if we didn’t change our car’s oil, we’d have to buy a new one much sooner. Maintenance isn’t very fun, but it’s even less fun to buy an expensive replacement earlier than we’d have to otherwise. So do people really need to maintain their plumbing systems and heating and air systems? It’s absolutely in everyone’s best interest, just like maintaining the yard, painting the walls, or changing a car’s oil.
Sometimes it’s harder to see the benefits of HVAC or plumbing maintenance because it’s not tangible or immediately visible to our eyes. The quality of the air we breathe inside our homes is invisible but incredibly important. All the air in our home travels through the HVAC system’s heat exchanger or condenser. If the system isn’t maintained, the air is going to pick up contaminants, dust particles, and allergens and get dispersed throughout the home. There are very real health benefits to maintaining your water source, too, primarily because our drinking water often comes from the plumbing system. How well it’s maintained (especially the water heater or well) will determine the level of contaminants in your water.
Maintenance also allows systems to reach their full potential. Just like you’ll get more mileage out of a car if you perform regular oil changes, your HVAC and plumbing systems will last much longer with regular maintenance. You can do some of the maintenance yourself, like changing the air filter or connecting a hose to the bottom of the water heater to flush it out. But other maintenance requires a professional, like cleaning the internal parts of the HVAC system or changing the anode rod in the water heater’s tank. Anything you do in terms of maintenance will increase the potential lifespan of that particular system.
One of the things that nobody ever likes is overpayment. Whenever a heating & air system or water heater isn’t maintained, I can almost guarantee that it’s causing you overpayment when it comes to the electric or gas bill. In this sense, HVAC and plumbing maintenance has a return on investment because the increased efficiency will reduce your utility payments every month. Yes, it might be a little costly to have that maintenance done upfront, but it’ll definitely pay you back dividends.
Wisler Plumbing & Air doesn’t change the oil in people’s cars, sadly. But the good news is that we have an awesome program called the Diamond Club. Included in the club is plumbing maintenance, water heater flushing, and water heater inspection once per year. It also includes two yearly heating & air visits: one for the hot season and one for the cool season. During these visits, we check the system to make sure it’s working properly. (Cleaning, part replacement, or component maintenance isn’t included.) For one reasonable price, we get all of this done as part of the Diamond Club program. If you have questions, just or give us a call at 540-483-9382.