Most homeowners only call their HVAC technician when something goes wrong with their unit. Many people may wonder why they should make maintenance appointments to look at units that appear to be functioning. There are actually many important reasons to have your HVAC regularly maintained instead of waiting to call a technician until there’s a problem.
Reduce Energy Bills
While your air conditioner may be running, whether or not it runs at peak efficiency can make a significant difference in your utility bill.
If your unit is older, or if you notice it running more than it usually does, it could be that your unit needs to be repaired. Putting off these repairs can lead to your unit working too hard, causing your electricity charges to increase. If your unit has to work too hard for too long its expected lifespan will be shortened as well.
Regular maintenance appointments can help catch these issues before they lead to your unit failing, leaving you without any air conditioning in the middle of summer. You can also save on your utility bill by preventing your unit from using more power than necessary to keep your home comfortable.
Getting regular maintenance performed on your HVAC system can save you money on your utilities, but it can also save you the cost of unexpected repairs.
When you let problems with your unit go on longer than they should because “it’s still running,” you can run into expensive problems. If your system unexpectedly goes out one day, you’ll have to have emergency repairs done that will likely cost more financially, as well as in time and comfort, than getting the issue resolved when it was first noticed.
Maintenance appointments help catch these issues and repair problems before you find yourself left sweating on a hot day.
Maintains Your Warranty
If you received a warranty with your HVAC system, make sure you take a look at the requirements for making a repair claim.
Many HVAC providers require proof that the system has annual maintenance done on it in order to submit a claim. If you feel safe in the knowledge that your system is covered by a warranty, make sure that you get the required regular maintenance done to keep it that way.
Annual maintenance can often be scheduled far ahead of time by your local HVAC repair company. This removes the burden of having to remember when the last time you had maintenance done was, and of having to remember to make the call to have it done the next time.
Extends System Life
HVAC systems are built to last, but like a vehicle, their lifespans can change dramatically depending on how they are maintained.
If HVAC systems don’t have regular maintenance and repairs, persistent issues can wear down your system’s lifespan. For example, if an issue is causing your system to run harder than it needs to, not only will you be spending more on your utility bills than needed, but you’ll also be getting increasingly closer to needing a new system altogether.
Regular maintenance appointments can help ensure your system works at peak efficiency for you for as long as possible.
Need to schedule annual maintenance for your HVAC system? Contact AirOne Heating & Air Conditioning today to get started.