25 Jul Top Five Reasons to Perform Yearly Maintenance on Your HVAC Equipment
Unfortunately, many Dexter Michigan homeowners take the old adage “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” to heart when it comes to maintaining their HVAC equipment. Your system works hard for you, keeping the air inside your home clean and comfortable. All too often, homeowners take comfort for granted, completely forgetting that the equipment that provides comfortable air needs regular maintenance, just as your car does. You wouldn’t ignore maintenance on your vehicle; you shouldn’t ignore it where your heating/cooling system is concerned either.
Sure, you know it’s time to call your HVAC contractor when your system stops working, but why should you have yearly maintenance performed on your HVAC equipment? Here are five good (and compelling) reasons.
Lower energy costs. A well maintained and clean system operates more efficiently, saving you money. Something as simple as a dirty filter or condenser coils can cause your system to work harder. For instance, your air conditioner may run longer in an attempt to cool the air inside your home. This costs money!
Less frequent (and lower cost) repairs. By ignoring yearly maintenance, you’re setting yourself up for a huge repair bill. Taking care of those little problems before they become big ones can save you substantially on repair costs, or even prevent having to have your entire system replaced.
Extended equipment life. Just like a car, your HVAC system can last years longer when it’s properly maintained. When your equipment is clean and in good working order, your unit functions efficiently and simply lasts longer. The cost of having your system maintained is far less than what you would spend if you were to have to totally replace it.
Increased safety for your family. Some HVAC systems operate on gas; loose connections or leaks could put your family at risk of carbon monoxide issues or even fire. Should the vibration that HVAC systems typically generate cause fittings to become loose in an attic, crawl space, closet or other enclosed space, the result could literally be explosive.
Restore some of your HVAC system’s efficiency. With each passing year, most systems lose a percentage of their efficiency. By having yearly maintenance performed on your system, some of the efficiency can be restored.
Are you taking your HVAC system for granted? Don’t spend more money than you have to on energy costs, or compromise your family’s comfort or safety. Trust Haley Mechanical for all of your HVAC equipment, service, and yearly maintenance needs. We’re the experts who truly care about your comfort.