Proactive vs Reactive For HVAC Problems

As we all live busy lives, we can have the tendency to go through life reacting to the things around us instead of thinking ahead and being proactive to avoid potentially stressful situations. Sometimes being reactive works out well, as we learn to think on our feet and adapt quickly. But when it comes to your HVAC system, being proactive with maintenance and service prevents major issues and can save you a headache in the middle of summer when your family depends on your cooling system the most. 

What is Proactive HVAC Care?

Proactive care means that you take measures to protect your HVAC system before a problem arises. This includes keeping your system clean, changing filters regularly and repairing or replacing aging parts before they wear out completely. It means not waiting until your HVAC system fails in the middle of the night during a cold spell or heatwave. Proactive care also means being alert to odd sounds coming from your system and having them checked out right away instead of hoping they will just go away.

Why is Proactive Care Important?

Proactive care can take care of serious problems before they occur. Think of it as an annual exam for your HVAC system, like a medical exam. We all know that getting an “expert opinion” from a doctor about our health is an important component of evaluating our overall health and development. The same is true with your HVAC system. Experienced technicians can assess the condition of your HVAC system as well as identify and correct potential issues before they turn into a major complication. This means you don’t need to worry that your system will fail when you need it the most.

Proactive means that you take measures to protect your HVAC system before a problem arises. This includes routine maintenance tasks like cleaning your heater and air conditioner, changing filters regularly and having repairs made before they are necessary.

How Does Proactive Care Save Money?

You may think you are saving money by only calling your HVAC contractor when your system fails and you need them. But the truth is, investing in a proactive care such as a Preventative Maintenance Agreement, often saves you money in the long run. Consider these cost benefits of proactive care:

  • Extends the Lifespan of Your HVAC System.
  • Increases Energy Efficiency: When your HVAC system operates at optimal performance, it uses less energy to produce the same amount of heating or cooling. That translates to lower utility bills.
  • Prevents Costly Failures: When one part fails, it can have a snowball effect. The failure of one part (which could have potentially been repaired or replaced with proactive care such as a Preventative Maintenance Agreement) may cause serious damage to your system, or may cause other parts to fail as well. The cost of repairing your entire HVAC system after a system failure far exceeds the cost of proactive care such as a Preventive Maintenance Agreement.
  • Avoids Emergency Service Calls: The cost of an emergency service call in the middle of the night or on the weekend can add up quickly. Proactive care such as a Preventive Maintenance Agreement can help your family to avoid emergency service calls all-together.

We believe proactive care is the best way to approach the investment in your HVAC system. At R&D Mechanical Services, we offer Preventative Maintenance Agreements to both our Residential and Commercial customers. Contact us today to let us know how we can serve you.