As winter gets close, it’s important that every HVAC owner takes a proactive approach towards their in home comfort. One of the best ways to make sure you’ll stay warm this winter, at an efficient cost, is by investing in HVAC maintenance. Professional HVAC technicians can take care of your heating and cooling systems better than anyone else and make sure your heater is ready for winter. If you want to catch an issue before it starts, or optimize your system for efficiency, a trained eye is especially important.

As the weather gets colder, now is the time to make sure your heater is in optimal condition to meet the following needs. Can you imagine what it would be like if your heater broke down in the dead of winter? You could likely go without heat for a day or two depending on the time of winter.

In this blog, we will discuss the major benefits of professional HVAC maintenance, and why you should have it done before winter gets here!


Energy Efficiency

A professional HVAC technician can fine tune the inner workings of your HVAC, and optimize it for efficiency. Naturally, an HVAC that runs like a well-oiled machine will run more efficiently and burn less fuel. You will see that first hand when you recognize all the money you save on your monthly energy bill.
For just about all of us in Lafayette and surrounding areas, our energy bills are higher in the summer because our AC has to run all the time to match the outside temperatures. That same principle applies to heaters trying to match the coldest parts of Acadiana winters. Thankfully, you can allay a lot of those energy costs by investing in preventative maintenance, and upkeep of your heating system. Dave Broussard offers customers HVAC maintenance contracts to keep your system in peak condition. 


Minimize AC Repairs

 HVAC repairs can be expensive, one way to eliminate them is to fix problems before they start. The purpose of HVAC maintenance is to not only make sure your heater is optimized for efficiency, but it’s also supposed catch minor problems before they become significant repairs. Issues with your HVAC will not fix themselves, and if they are not addressed by a professional heating & cooling technician, they will become worse and worse until you are in need of AC repair.

HVAC technicians can catch these issues while they’re small and rectify them quickly. Maintenance is especially important when you crank up your heater for the first time all year, as a system that sits idle for an entire season is more likely to have unknown issues. The bottom line is that your heater needs to be checked before it can be trusted to keep you comfortable this winter.


Longer Lifespan

Your heater should easily last you more than a decade, and the more you take care of it and keep it in peak condition, the more likely a chance that it will reach and exceed its designated lifespan. As we discussed earlier, an HVAC professional can check your system and make sure it operates smoothly. But, what typically causes an HVAC to have a high energy bill, or be in need of repair? It’s the regular mechanical wear & tear that puts stress on the system. 

The natural stress an HVAC builds up over time can be alleviated with professional maintenance. If you continue to make sure your heating system runs under little to no mechanical stress, you can all but guarantee that it will exceed its designated lifespan. Obviously, you will have to replace your HVAC one day, but you can have a positive impact on when that day is by investing in maintenance now.


Why Now

It’s getting pretty cold in Acadiana and we’re still in fall. Before winter gets here and the temperatures really drop, it’s important that you make sure your heater is in tip-top condition. The worst case scenario is having to buy a replacement heater in the middle of winter’s coldest week. You could be without adequate heat for a day, which depending on the temperature, can be a dangerous situation. New heating systems take a lot of time to find, buy, and install, but a repair takes time as well. Neither situation, replacement or repair, is one you want to find yourself in during the middle of winter.

We advocate for proactive HVAC ownership, and that means taking care of your system, preparing for seasonal hardships, and eliminating worst case scenarios. You can do all that with a little HVAC maintenance.


Stay Warm This Winter With Dave Broussard AC

At Dave Broussard, we believe in doing everything we can to help the people of Acadiana, and the surrounding area, stay comfortable in their homes, no matter what the weather is outside. We urge HVAC owners everywhere to be proactive and take control of their in-home comfort; that means investing in HVAC maintenance and taking an interest in your heating system.

We offer a variety of maintenance plans that will fit whatever your needs are, and we’re ready to go to work for you. Dave Broussard AC is your trusted heating company serving Lafayette, Broussard, Youngsville, Milton and all other surround parishes in Acadiana. If you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call today!