Weather Master Disputes the saying “The squeaky wheel gets the grease” - Weather Master Heating & Air Conditioning Raleigh

Weather Master Disputes the saying “The squeaky wheel gets the grease”


Knightdale, NC, February 24, 2011 – This saying, though funny and often true (especially when referring to that annoying neighbor) doesn’t always work in cases like your heating and cooling system. Your quietly humming along heating and cooling system, that you ignore year after year expecting it to work without any maintenance. Then, unexpectedly – well before the projected expiration date of our system and on the hottest, most inconvenient day ever – the humming stops suddenly and you’re faced with major repairs. You may never hear that “squeaky wheel,” but the results of lack of maintenance are loud and clear; a decrease in your system’s efficiency, a decrease in the lifespan of your system and a decrease in your overall home comfort.

Lee Hill, Vice-President of Weather Master says, “Don’t skip maintenance! Regular maintenance ensures that your system runs day after day without fail while providing efficient, comfortable cooling to your home.”

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), as much as half (often times more than half!) of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling, so it makes sense to keep your equipment working as efficiently as possible. Hill states, “Regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system can increase the efficiency of your system and have a large affect on your utility bills.” In fact, studies show that properly maintaining your heating and cooling system improves efficiency and can reduce energy bills by up to 35%!

“The build-up of dirt and dust in your air conditioning system, if left unchecked, will eventually lead to equipment failure,” says Hill. According to the EPA, this build-up is the #1 cause of air conditioning system breakdowns. And increased breakdowns mean higher maintenance costs to you. Hill reminds homeowners that their systems will last several years longer with proper maintenance.

According to Hill, routine maintenance not only increases the longevity of your system but it can also gage the “age-correctness” of your system as well. Your technician will be able to help you determine when the life cycle of your system is at an end (when repairs and maintenance costs escalate and become too expensive) and get it replaced before your system breaks down (like on the hottest day of the year!)

And lastly, we all expect our heating and cooling system to be able to deliver the temperature we want, to be comfortable in a variety of conditions, and to deliver it all day long – which is the case most of the time. Hill states, “If your system is not maintained properly, it may be working too hard or inefficiently to effectively deliver the comfort of a consistent air temperature.”

So don’t wait to hear the “squeaky wheel” before deciding on regular system maintenance. Having your air conditioning system regularly maintained will pay for itself in lower repair costs, less aggravation and more efficient operation, not to mention increased home comfort. And most of the time the money spent on a tune-up you more than save with lower utilities and fewer repair bills!

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Weather Master Heating and Air has been serving Wake, Durham, Granville, Chatham and Johnston counties since 1977. By providing the very best in air conditioning, heating and plumbing equipment and service, Weather Master Heating and Air delivers world-class service with a small-company touch. They are committed to doing “Whatever It Takes” to deliver immediate comfort to North Carolinians.

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