As you’re getting ready for your Spring to-do list, make sure not to leave off getting your HVAC system serviced. While many homeowners don’t realize it, annual service is vital to maintaining an HVAC system and can save you money and prevent early degradation in your unit.
Is this really a big deal?
Absolutely, yes! Forgetting to get your HVAC unit can result in all sorts of things happening to your system including loss of warranty, higher electricity bills, earlier repair costs, and lower comfort in your home. Let’s dive deeper into what some of these mean for you.
Loss of warranty: Most HVAC systems come with a warranty when you purchase them. These warranties are extremely helpful when it comes to replacing parts and having repairs done on the units. However, most warranties are voided if regular maintenance is not done on the units, leaving you on the hook for expensive repairs when things eventually wear out.
Higher Bills: When you skip on maintenance, you’ll save a buck or two in the short term, but one of the biggest reasons for annual maintenance is to keep your unit running efficiently. Without routine inspections, your unit will slowly degrade and will require more electricity to do the same amount of cooling and heating. This means a higher bill at the end of the month for you.
Earlier Wear and Tear: As we mentioned earlier, skipping maintenance can lead to inefficiencies in your HVAC system. When your unit must use more electricity to heat and cool your home, it’s also having to work much harder. This means quicker wear and tear. This can be a double whammy because you haven’t had a serviceperson inspect the unit to catch any problems early, and you may have voided your warranty, leaving you to pay the difference.
Lower Comfort Levels: This may be the most important one of all of these. If you continue to skip on maintenance, eventually your unit will degrade to the point where it won’t be able to maintain your desired temperature as well as it used to. This could mean higher temperatures in the summer and colder ones in the winter, lowering your levels of comfort in your home.
The moral of this story is that HVAC maintenance is critically important to keeping your home comfortable and for increasing the lifespan of your unit. Here’s where the good news is: it’s not hard to do. If you’re interested in keeping your HVAC system going stronger for longer, give Ideal Partners a call to receive a free estimate and schedule a time for your HVAC system’s annual maintenance.