It’s sort of weird that we pay less attention to the stuff that doesn’t call for our immediate attention.
It’s along the lines of the squeaky wheel gets the grease theory.
And it’s true, you can’t get what you want without asking for it. But your HVAC equipment can’t actually ask you to call the HVAC professionals for a tune up. My car certainly tells me, and loudly I might add, that it’s due for preventive maintenance. But with the heating and cooling equipment, it just keeps performing and putting out quality heating and air. That is, until it stops doing that. And then, it’s a panic. I see it all the time in my neighborhood. Invariably, I’ll see a neighbor outside with the HVAC equipment or waiting for the HVAC professionals. There has been a heating and cooling breakdown and discomfort begins to set in. Each time I ask the question about whether the silent heat pump has been getting regular HVAC maintenance, the answer is almost always no. Well, if my HVAC unit quits on me, it won’t be for lack of HVAC maintenance. Plus, if that were to occur, all I would have to do is pay for the parts as the HVAC company would pick up the HVAC service charge. That’s part of being in the HVAC service plan. But even when we weren’t in the HVAC service plan, we always got heating maintenance in the Fall and followed that with an air conditioning tune up in the Spring. I’m in the 22nd year of getting quality heating and air from our HVAC equipment. And we’ve never suffered a single instance of any kind of problem when it came to enjoying quality heating and air.