Servicing the HVAC system in your Bath, PA home is just as crucial as servicing your car. While most drivers will make sure to stay up-to-date with their oil changes and other car service needs, homeowners often forget or do not prioritize maintaining their HVAC system. Yet, when your HVAC system fails, it can cause major problems as well as expenses. So what does skipping regular HVAC maintenance cost you in the long run?
Higher Repair Costs
Regular HVAC maintenance is vital to monitor the wear and tear on your system and ensure that everything is functioning as it should. Without HVAC maintenance, you will likely be unaware when you have small problems with the components of your system, which can lead to a breakdown or major problem.
Shorter System Life
HVAC maintenance is an important part of improving the longevity of your HVAC system. Over time the components on your HVAC system can become dirty and worn down. With HVAC maintenance, your components will be properly cleaned and inspected, ensuring that they are in proper working order. The better maintained the components of your system, the longer the system itself will last.
High Utility Bills
One of the most obvious costs associated with poor or no HVAC maintenance is high utility bills. Over time, if your system is not properly maintained, it will begin to work less efficiently. When parts are dirty or broken or the airflow is restricted, it can cause your system to have to work harder than it needs to in order to maintain a consistent temperature. The harder your system is working, the more energy it will expend. This translates into a higher monthly cost on your utility bills.
Reduced Indoor Air Quality
Not properly maintaining your HVAC system can lead to clogged filters, built-up dirt, and debris in your ductwork and system components, and poor airflow. If the buildup is not removed from parts and ductwork or the filters not regularly changed, it can lead to these pollutants circulating through your HVAC system and out into your air supply, diminishing the overall quality of your indoor air.
When you install a new HVAC system in your home, the system and various components will be under warranty for a certain period of time. With regular HVAC maintenance, your technician will look for unusual wear and tear in the system and identify areas that are defective or damaged and should be covered under warranty. This can save you the expense of having to foot the bill to replace parts later that would have been covered under the warranty period simply because you did not have it checked until it was too late.
Longer Wait Times for Repair
When your system is regularly maintained by an HVAC company, especially when you have a maintenance plan or agreement, you will often be given priority when it comes to repairs. Not only are you considered a regular customer, but since your system has regular maintenance visits, the technician will know more about your system and what the possible problems could be. Being at a higher priority level can be especially important in times of high call volume such as extreme temperature fluctuations.
With proper HVAC maintenance, your technician will be able to detect small problems and concerns with your HVAC system before they lead to major problems that can result in a system breakdown. This not only helps keep your repair costs down but also helps ensure that your home will stay comfortable during even the highest temperature fluctuation. Your HVAC technician will let you know if you need any repairs during your maintenance visit and will also let you know if your system is showing signs that it is in need of replacement so you will have enough time to weigh your options and come to the best decision when it’s time for a new system.
HVAC maintenance is well worth the money it will save you on efficiency alone, as well as the other ways listed above. Find out for yourself how regular HVAC maintenance can save you money by contacting Sullivan Oil & Propane at (610) 810-3992 today to schedule your appointment.
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