Here are the best ways to avoid the most expensive HVAC repairs

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There’s an old saying that’s just as true today as when it was first said: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” If you’re a homeowner, you already know that preventative maintenance has the power to prevent major expenses and headaches. As it turns out, that’s also true for your home’s cooling and heating systems. In this article, we’ll review the best ways you can avoid or prevent the most expensive HVAC repairs.

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What is the best way to reduce your risk of needing repairs?

Always work with a certified professional

Unfortunately, HVAC companies like ours often get calls from homeowners who need our technicians to come out and fix “work” that was done by a neighbor, family friend, or someone else. Having a non-professional work on your heater or air conditioner is always a bad idea. Here are two reasons why:

  1. First, they do not have the tools and training needed to do the job right. 
  2. Second, having a non-certified person open and work on the system may immediately void the manufacturer’s warranty that protects essential components—like the compressor—from defects and other problems.

Schedule seasonal tune-ups

Your air conditioner and heating system need annual tune-ups to keep them running at their best. Just like a car that goes too long without an oil change, an HVAC system that is not professionally maintained every year is at a much higher risk of a breakdown. Not only that, but the extra wear-and-tear on the system will likely lead to a shorter system lifespan. In other words, cooling and heating tune-ups are the way to go if you want to keep your home’s HVAC systems running right.

Have our team install your new HVAC systems

Many repair issues actually start at the point of installation. If your new furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner is installed by non-professionals, it could cause performance and efficiency issues for many years to come. Always have a NATE-certified professional install your new HVAC system, and never settle for less than the absolute best in terms of service professionalism.

Act fast on a technician’s recommendation

During your seasonal tune-up, our technician may have recommendations for you regarding further work that needs to be done to the system. It’s generally a good idea to follow up on these repair needs as soon as possible—in most cases, our tech is pointing out a small issue now that will eventually cause big problems for your cooling or heating system.

Call our team for all your HVAC repair and maintenance needs

At Buddy’s Air Conditioning & Heating, our technicians are here for all your 24/7 emergency cooling and heating repair needs. If your furnace or air conditioner has stopped working, give us a call today, and we’ll send a technician out to your home to inspect your system and diagnose the problem.

However, our team is also here to help the proactive homeowner. We specialize in thorough AC tune-ups and heater maintenance. This service is designed to help your cooling and heating systems run more efficiently, avoid breakdowns, and even live a longer life.
No matter what your home’s cooling and heating needs are, trust our team to help. Call us today for service throughout Baton Rouge.

The most expensive home repairs—and how to avoid them

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