Owner of 72 Degrees Says HVAC Tune-ups Can Help Homeowners Stay Warm During Winter and Save Money in the Long-run

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Winter is here and it’s a great time to think about a seasonal HVAC tune-up before the cold of another Triangle winter. Eddie Blanchard, owner of 72 Degrees, gives several reasons why an HVAC inspection is important and beneficial.

72 Degrees Heating and Air Conditioning

72 Degrees Heating and Air Conditioning

Stay warm and Save money with an HVAC tune-up

Winter is here and it’s a great time to think about a seasonal HVAC tune-up before the cold of another Triangle winter. Eddie Blanchard, owner of 72 Degrees, gives several reasons why an HVAC inspection is important and beneficial.

Winter is upon us and it’s time for home owners’ furnaces and heat pumps to start heating, full-blast. But just like they would not want to take their car or truck on a long, grueling road trip without having the oil changed first, consumers should not go into the heart of winter without having the heat pump, furnace or other components of their HVAC system inspected. That’s where a seasonal HVAC tune-up comes in.

“An HVAC inspection is extremely important because it helps to make sure your system is prepared for the heavy-duty lifting it’ll have to do during the winter,” says Eddie Blanchard, owner of 72 Degrees Heating & Air Conditioning, a top rated Raleigh-based contractor that provides HVAC service, repair and maintenance. “It’s like maintaining your car or truck -- have you had the tires rotated and oil changed on your air conditioning and heating system?”

Heating and cooling systems usually fail during the winter’s most brutal cold snap. That’s because during the most extreme heat or cold an HVAC system will work overtime to maintain an ideal temperature in a home. Homeowners will want to make sure their system is up for the task. For the winter, the best time to do that is now, before the cold weather really hits.

Benefits of a Seasonal HVAC Tune-up: Saving Money, Time and Headaches
A furnace or heat pump tune-up and complete HVAC system inspection can include 30 or more checkpoints that help optimize the effectiveness of the system. These include air filter cleaning and replacement, detailed inspection of all coils and ductwork, airflow measurement, testing the heat pump, furnace and entire air conditioning unit, and much more.

Why take the time to have a fall HVAC tune-up done? Several reasons, says Blanchard.

  •     An inspection and tune-up can fix any potential little problems before they become big problems. “The tune-up is designed to find out and fix any potential deficiencies now so your system doesn’t break down when it’s below freezing outside.”
  •     It can help consumers save money in the long-run. “Little fixes now can add up to big savings later. You don’t want to be in a position where your entire system needs to be replaced a couple of months down the road because something simple wasn’t checked or adjusted in the fall. Seasonal maintenance can also help save on monthly utility bills.”
  •     A furnace or heat pump repair, service and maintenance tune-up can also save time and headaches later. “The last thing you want to be doing when the temp is below freezing is scrambling to try and fix a broken heating system. You don’t want to have to go through the hassle of emergency repairs, especially when the comfort and health of your family is at stake.”

Unfortunately, seasonal HVAC inspections are not something that people generally think of. But they are very important in not only preparing a heating and cooling system for the months ahead, but prolonging the life of the system.

“There’s no reason why a home heating and cooling system can’t last 15 to 20 years,” says Blanchard. “Just takes a little proactive work and preventative maintenance, that’s all. Believe me - it pays off.”

While this all sounds well and good, an extensive heating and cooling system inspection may also - on the surface, at least - appear to be expensive. That’s not the case, however. Most seasonal tune-up services cost under $100, and many HVAC contractors offer coupons and other incentives to customers for using their services.

In addition to a winter tune-up, Blanchard also recommends homeowners have their HVAC system inspected before summer to make sure the system is ready to go before the heat of summer. Before that happens, however, Raleigh residents have the winter to contend with. And before that, they’ll want to make sure they make an appointment with a reputable HVAC service contractor to have their HVAC system thoroughly checked out.

About 72 Degrees Heating & Air Conditioning
Based in the Raleigh-area suburb of Sanford, N.C., 72 Degrees Heating & Air Conditioning specializes in the installation and repair of HVAC systems, including central air conditioning, heating systems and indoor air quality products. Formed in 1998, the company’s knowledgeable HVAC technicians have more than 75 years of experience. The company services central North Carolina, including Triangle cities Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the surrounding areas. For more information call 919-839-4359 or visit http://www.cleanairinc.com.

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