The Importance of Annual Check-Ups on HVAC and Plumbing Systems
Regular maintenance on all the systems in your home will help keep things running smoothly. It can also prevent breakdowns or other potentially serious and damaging problems when you are least prepared. Unexpected problems with your HVAC and plumbing can often cause the most inconvenience, discomfort and potential damage to your home, so an annual check of these systems in particular is very worthwhile.
What can you do?
- Plumbing damage can cause decay of wood structures in your home and create build-up of mold and mildew throughout the house. And although water damage is at the top of the list of homeowners’ insurance claims, many problems are not covered if they are the result of long-term maintenance neglect. An annual plumbing evaluation ensures there are no leaks in pipes or supply line valves to toilets, sinks, appliances, drains and hoses. Sump pumps, crawl spaces, attics, ceilings and walls are also inspected for signs of leakage.
- A yearly check and tune-up of your HVAC system can prevent a breakdown during the hottest or coldest times of the year. It also ensures that your system is running at its highest efficiency level, saving you money on your monthly utility bills and preserving the life of the system. The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy have recommendations for what an HVAC maintenance call should entail, including checks for your specific system.
Your Apollo Home service technician can also go over what our specific evaluation includes, answering any questions you may have about our various service plans. Let us know if a check-up uncovered a hidden and potentially damaging problem in your home!
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"I called Apollo because of a water leak I thought I had in our upstairs shower going into the kitchen. Robbie came and assured me everything was fine & looked at all the other plumbing. He ended up changing a few pipes for our washer & clearing a drain. He was very nice & knowledgeable with all my questions. I ended up signing up for the care plan & was very happy with my service."
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- Randy B.
"We scheduled an estimate AND a tune-up. We knew something was wrong with our furnace, but hoped we could make it through the rest of the season. Upon telling Bill what our furnace was doing, he warned us immediately what the possible outcome was going to be; a cracked heat exchanger. He watched the flames roll backward, tested carbon monoxide levels, which were so high they meter’s last reading was 5,600 before saying “high”. He immediately shut it down, tagged it, and explained that with levels that high and children in our home he wanted off right away. He continued his inspection and showed us via a camera that not only was it cracked in multiple places, but had holes all over it. He gave us a few options for repairing it; his knowledge as well as genuine concern was beneficial and refreshing. Luckily we also scheduled an estimator, Micah, to come too and we were able to get costs between repairing and replacing (with several options). We decided to replace with a much higher efficiency furnace and one sized properly to our home. Hands down, not only did they both provide us great service and knowledge, but without sounding dramatic, they may have saved our lives. This was our first time calling Apollo, but it won’t be our last."
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"Apollo is an excellent company. I always receive great service. Alex A. was professional and friendly. He kept me informed during the process of checking my furnace and heat pump to make sure they were working properly. The company makes sure you are notified who is coming and when they are on the way. All my interactions with the company have been wonderful."
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