Breakdowns can be prevented because the technician does a full inspection of the furnace or heat pump. Once he’s done he’s able to tell what components are beginning to wear down and what condition they are in. The technician will tell you what you can do to fix any problems he sees. Fixing it right then and there will prevent a breakdown since the part has been fixed before it ever becomes a problem.
The efficiency of the system can also be maintained by inspecting the unit. All the measurements the technician takes will help him determine if there is anything that is causing your unit to work harder than necessary. This can be something like dirty coils or leaks in your ductwork, both of those things will reduce the heating effectiveness of your heat pump or furnace. Fixing those things once the technician has pointed them out can help lower the cost of your utility bills. Many times customer are already concerned that their bills are high, just have a technician out for maintenance, let him know, and he will know what to look for.
If your furnace or heat pump has been purchased in the past 10 years, depending on the brand of unit, it may still be under warranty. Keeping the warranty is like a car’s warranty, it is maintained valid with records of routine maintenance. Routine maintenance along with a copy of an invoice will allow you to have proof that maintenance has been kept up.