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Cars – Buy, Sell or Maintain A Car

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Are you in the market to buy or sell a car or truck? Own a vehicle that needs service, repairs, or maintenance? Don’t get taken or feel helpless; let Cars.com help with every turn.Cars(dot)com

 

Cars(dot)com is a full-service resource for everything dealing with cars and trucks.

  • Learn how to Sell or Trade your car. Get tips on Accepting Payment, List your Car, and more.

  • Buy a car with confidence. Research car models and dealers. Help for First-Time Buyers, Find Safety and Recall Notices, Car Values, and For Sale by Owner Listings.
  • Get advice and estimates on Service and Repairs, find locations.
  • How-Tos for Do It Yourself Repairs, and keep your vehicle running its best with Car Maintenance 101 — you can even watch video tutorials.

Use the App to stay updated on your dream car.

Cars.com is a comprehensive auto resource and has a lot more to offer than you ever thought, right? I was stunned. I will definitely be using the website the next time my vehicle needs anything! Check it out for yourself here.

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Set Up An HVAC Maintenance Plan

Debbie’s back with some great tips on how you can increase the value of your home with a simple maintenance plan for your HVAC system.

 

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Set Up a Maintenance Plan

 

There are millions of things you want to do when you buy a new home. From installing new cabinets, to ripping down the terrible wallpaper put up by the person before you, the list goes on. However, before you can do any of the cosmetic improvements, you should call an HVAC company to check on your heating and cooling systems.

No One Expects the AC to Break

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For most of the year, your HVAC system works to keep the home comfortable, but these systems always seem to break unexpectedly and at the worst times. Your state or city might experience a heat wave, or a snowstorm might come through, forcing your home to match the outside temperature. But, the comfort of your home could be at risk if your air conditioning and heating system has completely crashed.

Even if your home inspector said your system is performing well, it’s important to build a working relationship with your local HVAC company to check on hardware, and set up a maintenance plan. These technicians will build a deep understanding of your system model and its current state, creating a plan to keep it running longer. Give your system a thorough maintenance in the Fall to avoid freezing through the winter.

Aging Systems Need More Repair

Like people and cars, the older an HVAC system gets, the more things tend to break. The good news is that not all of these problems are expensive. A hose might pop out, or a drain might get clogged, which shuts down the whole system until it can be cleaned.

Routine maintenance can make sure all of these smaller fixes are made so that you only have to call your HVAC company when something major strikes. This will save you money in the long run, as your regular checkups are cheaper than emergency calls at 3 a.m.

Start Building Your HVAC Maintenance History Today

In the long run, maintaining a relationship with an HVAC technician or company can translate into better service when something breaks. When the same technician is used to check on your components multiple times per year, he or she starts to understand what is starting to wear and what problems you tend to have. For example, your technician might notice a worn hose but leave it because it’s still functioning. When your system breaks, that’s the first place the technician will check for problems.

Building a history of maintenance for your HVAC systems can also help your resale value if you decide to move. Keeping a record of maintenance for all of your major appliances proves to potential homeowners and inspectors that they’re not making a bad choice when they purchase your home. There’s nothing worse than buying a house and having to replace the washer, refrigerator, and plumbing. Highlight the quality of your home with maintenance receipts.

Setting up appointments and meeting with a local HVAC company only takes a few hours each year, but these routine checkups can save you hundreds in repair costs and prevent your system from breaking during the next several years.

 

 

 

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The HVAC Life Cycle & The Maintenance Difference

The HVAC Life Cycle

How Maintenance Makes A Difference

For many people, HVAC care might slip under the radar until something breaks. However, by the time your heating or cooling system stops working, it may leave you uncomfortably hot or cold until your service provider can schedule a time to come fix it. HVAC maintenance is like car maintenance; your HVAC system needs proper care and maintenance to work properly. Preventive maintenance makes a huge difference in a HVAC’s life cycle, leaving you comfortable all year long, so it’s a good idea to add an annual or a semiannual scheduled visit to give your system a checkup.

It’s easy to forget about proper HVAC maintenance when everything is running smoothly. You’re cool in the warm months and warm in the cool months, and everyone is happy. To keep this peace and harmony, learn the signs that something is amiss with your HVAC. If you start to notice unusually high electric bills, an exhaust or other abnormal smell in your home, or soot around heat registers in the house, it might be time to call in your HVAC service company for some preventive maintenance.

 

A properly functioning HVAC system provides benefits to the residents of the home, including lower utility bills, healthful air quality, longer system life, better efficiency, and fewer emergency repairs. Proper HVAC maintenance can make a difference in many ways. Remember that different seasons require different levels of attention and care, and be sure to take care of your HVAC system properly at each time of year. In the following infographic, published by Aqua, you can view seasonal maintenance suggestions to complete. If it’s time for maintenance on your system, give us a call at (941) 306-3715, and we’ll get it scheduled right away!

 

 

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