As a result, though, according to Kelly Pettis, the HVAC manager at Village Plumbing & Home Services in Houston Texas, people tend to neglect their heating systems until it's too late, thinking it's going to stay warm all year. It's not!
In a recent "HVAC Talk" with Pettis, he proposed a great way to solve the Houston heating-system problem for heating AND cooling systems. Become a Service Partner with Village for $179.99 and get 2 visits a year, one each for your heating and cooling systems. Kelly can be reached at 713-581-8353 or via http://villageplumbing.com.
According to Pettis, "you're going to want to perform maintenance on both systems anyway, and rather than buying each visit a la carte, becoming an HVAC Service Partner adds many benefits to the homeowner."
As a Service Partner, in addition to reserving furnace maintenance and an air conditioning tune up each year, the homeowner will be a priority on the call list with Village all the time, moved up in the system for all service calls, and the program waives service fees and overtime fees for the consumer. Plus, according to Pettis, "the homeowner would receive a better rate if they need to get repairs done." Pettis says that they develop a mutual trust with the customer, and that "we're here to help folks out; they're relying on us."
But that leaves the question: why tune up your heating system when it's still over 70 degrees outside? For many reasons.
The heat inspection by Village includes thermostat calibration, checking on and changing your filter if necessary, plus a check for cracks in the heat exchanger. That's the direct source for carbon monoxide gas, and no you can't rely on your nose to detect that either, since it's odorless, colorless, and deadly.
Plus it's the peace of mind when dealing with professionals. For example Village Plumbing & Home Services was founded in 1946. Being a Service Partner with a company like Village that's local owned and operated, woman owned, licensed and insured makes a big difference.
Safety is so important, and having your systems tuned up regularly just makes sense. It's a benefit to work with a trusted partner with proven reliability, and by becoming a Service Partner the trust goes both ways. Better rates, priority service. Furnace maintenance can be more than just that 1-time call. It can be a business relationship that works.
According to Pettis "your heating system, if maintained and cared for properly, and your heat exchangers kept in good condition, can easily last 15 to 20 years." Call 713-581-8353 or visit http://www.villageplumbing.com to learn more.
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