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How HVAC Maintenance Prevents the Need for Repairs

As a homeowner, there are a seemingly endless number of maintenance tasks that you need to stay on top of to protect your biggest investment: your home. It can also seem at times like your home is a money pit, with things going wrong that require a costly fix.

That’s why so many homeowners neglect routine maintenance of their HVAC equipment. Not only do they think it’s something they can’t afford to get, but it can also seem like just one more task that they don’t have time to schedule.

But what if we told you that paying for maintenance easily pays for itself in multiple ways? It’s true! HVAC maintenance protects your warranty, decreases utility bills, increases efficiency, and most important of all, guards against the need for furnace and AC repair. Keep reading to learn about all the benefits of routine check ups.

Fewer Repairs

Here’s a fact that’ll make you sit up and take notice: 70-80% of the HVAC equipment we’re called on to repair hasn’t had regular check ups. That’s because when maintenance is neglected, an opportunity for our technicians to catch all those small problems that are brewing is lost. 

HVAC repairs can range from something minor that doesn’t cost much to repair, to a major problem that’ll take a big bite out of your wallet. The failure to schedule routine check ups increases strain on your system, causing the components to wear out prematurely. By investing in routine check ups, you reduce this wear and tear.

Protect Your Warranty

We know there’s a lot of fine print in any type of warranty and reading every sentence of a furnace or air conditioner warranty is a lot to ask of anyone. However, one of the requirements of any HVAC warranty is the understanding that the system will receive routine check ups. 

If you have a major system issue and it hasn’t had regular maintenance, it’s likely you’ll be stuck with the cost of that repair and possibly any expenses going forward. Your warranty is in place to protect your investment. Don’t risk voiding your warranty by neglecting essential check ups.

Lower Energy Bills and Increased Efficiency

Just like a car runs at peak performance when it receives regular oil changes and tune-ups, the same is true of your HVAC equipment During a maintenance check up, one of our NATE-certified technicians goes through a long list of components to check to make sure they’re all operating properly. They’ll also clean your equipment to optimize airflow. The result is a system that is working efficiently, which naturally results in lower energy bills and increased efficiency.

Longer Service Life

The average furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner will have an effective service life of 10-15 years. However, this estimate only applies to systems that have had routine check ups. In fact, it’s possible that by neglecting maintenance entirely, this service life could be decreased drastically due to the strain neglect brings. 

Help ensure the longevity of your expensive HVAC equipment by investing in routine check ups. It’s a minimal expense that pays off in big ways.

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