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The Importance of Scheduling HVAC Preventatative Maintenance Appointmentts

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All furnaces and air conditioners require maintenance during their life span. In fact, scheduling regular HVAC maintenance is essential when it comes to a long lasting heating and cooling system. At Larry Cook Heating and Cooling, we provide customized HVAC maintenance in Wichita for your particular HVAC system, based on the brand, how the HVAC system is being used, as well your HVAC system’s size, condition, and age. Keep reading if you’d like to learn more about HVAC preventative maintenance benefits.

Benefits of Preventative Maintenance on Your HVAC System

1. Less Repair Bills

Investing in HVAC preventative maintenance can help you save money. We want you to get the best life out of your heating and air conditioning system. To do so, you need to make sure you are caring for your HVAC system. Would you drive a car and never change the oil? Chances are, if you did, your vehicle wouldn’t run well and expensive repairs would be needed in a relatively short time period. The same is true of HVAC maintenance. We have found that customers who receive regular HVAC preventative maintenance have significantly less costly HVAC breakdowns.

2. HVAC System Will Lasts Longer

In addition to the benefit of spending less money on repair bills, investing in HVAC preventative maintenance will likely result in your HVAC system lasting longer. It’s inevitable that HVAC systems will wear out over time, but scheduling maintenance will likely prolong the life of your HVAC system significantly. Most HVAC systems are designed to last between 10 to 20 years – but taking the time to schedule HVAC preventative maintenance appointments will likely help you reach these years or exceed that time frame all together. In many instances, a furnace or air conditioner not working are easily preventable.

3. Save Money on Energy Bills

Consistent HVAC maintenance helps your HVAC system run efficiently, saving you money on energy bills. HVAC systems contain more than 100 components. If one or more of your HVAC system’s components stop working, the entire HVAC system is often negatively impacted, including reduced energy performance which equates to higher energy bills.  If your HVAC system is not running efficiently, this means your HVAC system will require more energy to run. Investing in HVAC preventative maintenance helps prevent unnecessarily expensive energy bills.

4. Avoid Large Problems

No one wants their HVAC system to break down during extreme weather. If you take the time to schedule regular preventative maintenance to your HVAC system, you can have peace of mind that your HVAC system is operating as it should be. It’s simple: regular HVAC maintenance significantly reduces the likelihood of a disastrous and expensive HVAC breakdown.

5. Better Air Quality

Regular HVAC maintenance will help keep the air clean in your home, keeping you and your family healthier. Research shows that indoor air pollutants can cause headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and allergy symptoms such as eye, nose, and throat irritation (Source: Over time, an HVAC system’s air filters will become clogged with dust, dirt, and other particles found in the air. When Larry Cook Heating and Cooling provides preventative maintenance to customers, dirty air filters will be replaced with clean air filters to promote clean air and energy efficiency. If air quality is important to you, you should know that Larry Cook Heating and Cooling also offers whole home in-duct air purifiers to help customers have great air quality throughout their entire home.

6. Home Safety

HVAC maintenance is not only about optimizing your HVAC system’s lifespan and efficiency. HVAC preventative maintenance also promotes safety. Poorly maintained furnaces can develop cracks in heat exchangers or flue pipes. These problems may result in major safety concerns, such as carbon monoxide leaks, that often result in serious health concerns and in some cases are fatal. Clogged air filters and electrical problems arising from a poorly maintained HVAC system can also be a fire hazard. When you hire an HVAC maintenance company like Larry Cook Heating and Cooling, you’re investing in the safety of your home and family. 

What to Expect at an HVAC Maintenance Appointmentt

If you would like to have peace of mind that your HVAC system is working properly, contact Larry Cook Heating and Cooling to schedule a preventative maintenance appointment. We also offer yearly packages to provide our customers with increased savings. When you are researching the various HVAC maintenance companies in Wichita, be sure to hire a licensed, insured, and experienced company. Larry Cook Heating and Cooling is a licensed professional HVAC company who prides itself on high quality customer service and excellent work. Larry Cook Heating and Cooling is a company that you can have confidence in, as they have over 45 years of experience in the industry.

HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist

When you hire Larry Cook Heating and Cooling, you can expect items like the following to be on our residential HVAC preventative maintenance checklist in the fall and winter months:

  • Changing dirty filters
  • Inspecting wires and electrical connections on your HVAC system
  • Inspecting ignition burner assembly
  • Inspecting for safety issues, like gas leaks with gas furnaces
  • Inspect the heat exchanger or heater elements
  • Lubricate HVAC system parts as necessary
  • Inspect duct work and vents, and more!

And, during the spring and summer months, you can expect items such as the following to be on our HVAC preventative maintenance checklist:

  • Changing dirty filters
  • Clean drain lines, condenser and evaporator coils
  • Inspecting for debris in HVAC system
  • Inspect refrigerant charge and check for possible leaks
  • Inspecting for safety issues, such as electric system and connections
  • Inspecting fan motor, blowers, and blades
  • Lubricate HVAC system parts as necessary
  • Inspecting thermostat and thermostat controls, and more!

Remember, all of our HVAC maintenance services are tailored to your HVAC system’s particular needs so that you can obtain top-notch service. Also, Larry Cook Heating and Cooling provides commercial HVAC preventative maintenance.

When is the Best Time to Schedule HVAC Preventative Maintenance?

Don’t make the mistake of waiting to schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment. Many people don’t think about having their heater or air conditioner being serviced until after they start having  HVAC problems. However, the best time to schedule HVAC maintenance appointments is before any issues with your HVAC system arise. Most of our customers schedule their HVAC maintenance appointments four times a year, in the spring, summer, fall, and winter months. If during an inspection a technician finds a necessary repair, they will provide you with a detailed explanation of the problem with your HVAC system and give you their best recommendation and the estimated cost to fix the problem.

At Larry Cook Heating and Cooling, our HVAC maintenance costs are affordable. We offer two residential maintenance packages. Currently, you can purchase a residential maintenance package for $299.95 that includes four maintenance service appointments a year to give you the peace of mind you need in the summer, fall, winter, and spring. Larry Cook Heating and Cooling also offers a residential maintenance package for $219.95 that includes two maintenance service appointments a year. Please note, these prices are subject to change.

Scheduling a maintenance appointment is easy. Call us at 316-322-5668, or click the link below to schedule preventative maintenance on your HVAC system.


The benefits of annual HVAC maintenance cannot be overstated. We look forward to serving you!

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