Reactive and Proactive HVAC Maintenance

How to Plan for both Reactive and Proactive HVAC Maintenance

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Don't get caught with an unexpected heating or cooling system repair - know the difference between reactive maintenance and proactive maintenance. HVAC maintenance plans keep heating and cooling units functioning longer, more efficiently and save money in the long run.

An HVAC maintenance plan provides stress-free, no-hassle service for your heating and cooling system. Estes Services offers affordable heating and cooling maintenance plans conducted by experienced, licensed professionals. Understand the difference between reactive vs. proactive HVAC maintenance and start saving money now!

What Is Reactive HVAC Maintenance?

Reactive maintenance focuses on restoring your heating and cooling system to its normal operating condition after a problem has occurred. Restoring a malfunctioning component or a breakdown of your system requires scheduling service with a professional heating and air conditioning technician.

Reactive heating and cooling maintenance is more expensive and can occur at any time. A reactive maintenance strategy not only costs you more money on repairs, but you also have increased energy bills due to the system's poor performance. Reactive maintenance only catches the problem after your heating and cooling system has wasted energy.

Reactive maintenance can also cause severe comfort issues, as many HVAC systems that have not been properly cared for break down on the coldest and hottest days of the year.

What Is Proactive HVAC Maintenance?

Proactive maintenance means you take measures to keep your heating and cooling system healthy before a major issue arises. You can invest in an HVAC maintenance plan, which checks your system twice a year for major problems and regular tune-ups.

With our professionals checking your system consistently, we will catch problems before they happen and save you money in the long run. Heating and cooling maintenance plans will also detect when your HVAC equipment is too old and needs to be replaced.

What's Included During an HVAC Maintenance Checkup?

According to, the following checklist should be included during an HVAC preventative maintenance visit.

Checking thermostat settings.

Lubricating all moving parts.

Checking and inspecting the condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode).

Tightening all electrical connections and measuring voltage and current on motors.

Checking system controls.

Cooling Specific

Checking your central AC's refrigerant level and adjust if necessary.

Cleaning evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils.

Cleaning and adjusting blower components to provide proper system airflow for greater comfort levels.

Heating Specific

Checking all gas (or oil) connections, gas pressure, burner combustion, and heat exchanger.

Benefits of Proactive HVAC Maintenance

The misconception that you are saving money by only calling your heating and cooling specialist when your HVAC system fails is false. Taking a proactive approach and investing in an HVAC maintenance plan allows you to save money in several different ways. Money-saving benefits of preventive heating and cooling maintenance are:

Fewer emergency service calls for increased cost savings

Increased energy efficiency, as your system will run at peak efficiency

Extended lifespan of your HVAC unit

Prevents expensive breakdowns

Contact Estes Services Today for Preventative HVAC Maintenance Services

Don't wait for your heating and cooling system to break down before you decide to invest in an HVAC maintenance plan. Contact Estes Services today, and talk to our professionals about what our maintenance plans can do for you!