Your home HVAC and plumbing system require regular maintenance just like your car to insure maximum performance. First time homeowners rarely think about it, and most often it is not communicated to them during the purchasing process as something to consider.
Depending on what type of system, the weather and how well your system functions within your home can ultimately dictate how often your system turns on and off. What do I mean when I say, “how well the system functions within your home”? As you may already know all houses are constructed differently, with different types of building material, insulation, windows, directions the home faces, and square footage. All of these are factors when comes to properly size your system.
After 20 plus years in the HVAC and Plumbing home service business we have seen many home warranty companies come and go. The good ones are still around and provide a valuable product for the homeowner. Many have gone out of business for a couple of reasons. The unsuccessful ones usually had a history of misrepresenting their product to both the homeowner and the contractor performing the work for them. They treated the homeowner like a nuisance not a valued client.
Your water heater needs routine maintenance to operate at peak performance which includes flushing your water heater at least once a year. Some homeowners with higher levels of mineral deposits or a higher usage of hot water may need to flush the heater more often. Annual water heater flushes are recommended by most water heater manufacturers. If your water heater isn’t properly maintained, it eventually gets past the point where maintenance is possible.
Texas has mild winters when it comes to snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures but we still suffer the low humidity problems of our northern neighbors. When the outdoor humidity drops so does your indoor humidity leaving your home feeling dry and often uncomfortable. Lack of humidity or moisture in the air can wreak havoc on you, your family, and your home.