Here are some reasons why it’s important to maintain your heating and cooling system:
Your heating and cooling accounts for roughly half of all the energy your home uses. It only makes sense that your HVAC system should take priority to keep your utility bills down. A properly maintained system will perform efficiently and have a positive impact on your monthly utility bills.
Your HVAC system needs regular tune-ups, much like your car does. Your system should deliver the exact temperature you want, all day, every day. An HVAC unit that isn't working properly might be running too hard, resulting in inconsistent temperatures that will reduce comfort and raise your utility bills.
Many people will opt out of routine maintenance due to the expected high cost. What homeowners don’t realize is that by skipping minor maintenance bills now, they are almost certainly guaranteeing a much higher repair bill in the future…and this usually happens on an extremely hot or cold day when they need the service the most, but have to wait because HVAC companies are usually backed up on those types of days. The maintenance service will more than pay for itself through lower and less frequent repair bills and more efficient operation.
If your HVAC system has a warranty, it is oftentimes necessary to have routine maintenance completed in order to validate the warranty, protecting you from the larger expense of having to pay for a new system without a warranty.
Without regular maintenance, which involves the lubrication of all moving parts, there will be greater resistance in the motors, which will increase the amount of electricity required to run the motor. This added resistance will also wear out your equipment more quickly, and could possibly cause the motor to burn out, resulting in another expensive repair bill.
Proper maintenance will add several years to the life of your heating and cooling system, meaning many more years of efficient operation and more manageable utility bills.
Finally, it’s important that your blower components are properly inspected, cleaned and adjusted to ensure that air is flowing properly through your home. Problems with your airflow can hurt your system’s efficiency by as much as 15 percent.
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