Regular HVAC maintenance is not something many people think about until their system malfunctions or stops working. Unfortunately, these issues usually arise during a heatwave or freezing temperatures and HVAC repairs are not cheap. An HVAC system is just like a car – it needs regular maintenance for it to function properly. In addition to proper functioning, there are a number of reasons why you should get regular maintenance on your HVAC system including:
Lower electric bills
A big reason to get regular HVAC maintenance is to save money. Without proper care, the efficiency of your system decreases, and your energy costs increase.
A regularly serviced system is less likely to need repairs. Issues can be found and fixed before they become bigger and more expensive.
HVAC equipment that has regular maintenance will perform at optimal efficiency. Unmaintained units need to work 20 percent harder to yield the same amount of cooling or heating as well-maintained units. Better efficiency means lower utility bills and increased comfortability.
Longer equipment life
Regularly maintained equipment will prolong its lifespan. One malfunctioning part can cause a complete system failure. HVAC systems are expensive so extending the equipment’s life with consistent care makes sense.
Improved air quality
Dirt, mold, and bacteria can accumulate in an unmaintained HVAC system reducing the quality of air in a home. Clean filters and coils improve air quality and can decrease the chance of respiratory illnesses.
Carbon monoxide gas leaks and short circuits causing a fire hazard are just a couple of examples of a failing HVAC system. Regular maintenance can lead to the discovery of any safety hazards caused by your equipment and ultimately keep you and your family safe.
Most HVAC brands require regular maintenance on equipment to keep the warranty valid. Parts under warranty that have been well maintained can often be fixed at no cost aside from labor charges.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. You can secure your system and save money by signing up with a service agreement. Our STAR program offers customers more than just regular maintenance on your system.