Getting your HVAC system maintenanced annually is vital. Have you scheduled yours yet? You might shrug this off, but it’s much more important than you think. Once you learn the ins and outs of your HVAC system, you’ll make sure it’s at the top of your to-do list.

Why is maintenance so important?

What’s the purpose of getting this check annually? Preventative maintenance is to keep your HVAC system up and running all season long, with no surpise breakdowns. You want your system running at its’ top efficiency. You rarely see your system face-to-face, so it’s easy to forget about it and neglect it. Imagine doing this with your car. If you never get your oil changed, or ignore the engine light when it comes on, you can’t expect your car to last more than a few years. Your HVAC system is the same way. No matter how expensive your system is or what the manufacturer promises, a complicated piece of mechanical equipment is subject to breakdowns and needs repairs every now and then.

The Benefits.

There are MANY benefits to keeping up the maintenance annually:

Lower Energy Bills: You might assume that since the equipment is heating and cooling with no problem, that everything is fine. However, have you looked at your energy bills? A neglected system loses its’ ability to keep your home comfortable and at the same level of efficiency it once did. Just as a car tune-up delivers better gas mileage, your HVAC system consumes less fuel after professional maintenance.

Fewer Repairs: Prevent future repairs! The annual maintenance pays for itself when it keeps your system running properly all season long.

Lower chance of a catastrophic breakdown: Everyone wants their system cooling and heating all season. After all, it’s inconvenient and uncomfortable when equipment breaks down on a scorching summer afternoon or frigid winter night. The odds of this happening when you schedule inspections every year are greatly diminished.

Longer Equipment Life: Air conditioners, furnaces and other HVAC equipment function best when they’re regularly cleaned and serviced. A malfunctioning part can cause a domino effect that causes the entire system to break down!

Safer Equipment Operation: A failing HVAC system does more than cost a lot of money to repair it. It can also endanger your family. If the furnace develops a crack in the heat exchanger, carbon monoxide gas can escape and poison the air you breathe. Also, electric HVAC systems can develop a short circuit, which is a serious fire hazard if ignored.