Experts always say that annual HVAC maintenance should never be skipped at all costs. They have a valid point. When a system, piece of equipment, or appliance goes too long without being serviced, its performance suffers.
Your HVAC system is running almost the entire time, or at least as long as someone is present in your home. Your system will eventually wear out, no matter how smart or expensive it is. The problem is that you won’t always notice the warning indications that it’s about to break down until it’s too late.
This is why an annual physical examination is critical. The HVAC maintenance will enable you to detect any damage that has to be fixed or replaced in the device. Here are some typical issues that can be avoided if you stick to your HVAC system’s yearly maintenance schedule.
DIRTY AIR FILTERS
These filters are in charge of circulating clean air in your home. It automatically gathers dirt as it cleans the air from the outside. This is why experts recommend cleaning or replacing the air filter at least once every three months. Without regular maintenance, the quality of the air in your home will deteriorate, resulting in respiratory problems.
To function properly, the HVAC system requires a significant amount of refrigerant. If it drops below what is required due to a leak, the unit’s heating and cooling capabilities may be jeopardized. There will be a hissing sound as well. Fortunately, this can be detected during your yearly HVAC inspection. However, if you choose to disregard it, the problem will begin there.
The condensation drains of the unit are checked as part of the annual HVAC maintenance service. Dirt and debris must be removed from this area; otherwise, water will pool within the AC and pour all over your house. It can also harm the area of your home where the device is installed. You may have to pay for more than just the HVAC unit; you may also have to pay for home repairs.
Inside the ductwork is the last portion of the HVAC system that can be harmed. Dirt collects in the ducts as well, and you should clean them regularly. Furthermore, these should be inspected for leakage. Mold and other debris might grow in the duct if it is not kept clean. This can contaminate the air in your home and lead to respiratory problems.
Regular maintenance is almost always less costly than a repair job
Could your car have made it through the trip if you hadn’t taken the extra precautions? Maybe. However, if your car did break down, the cost of repairs would have been more than the cost of preventive maintenance.
The same goes for your air conditioner
Sure, we can’t guarantee that if you skip your tune-up this time, your air conditioner won’t break down. However, if your air conditioner breaks down, you can expect that the repair will be more expensive than a tune-up.
During a tune-up, your technician can spot minor issues and address them before they become major issues. You will have saved yourself the higher cost – and the bigger hassle – of a repair service call down the road.
Neglecting regular maintenance can void your warranty
The majority of new air conditioners come with a manufacturer’s limited warranty. But did you know that your warranty may require you to keep your air conditioner in good working order?
This is clearly stated on warranty certificates from Lennox, Trane, and Comfort maker. These firms will not give replacement components unless your air conditioner was serviced by a professional regularly.
Examine your warranty certificate to see if it’s valid. This clause may be included in a section titled “Eligibility Requirements,” “Exclusions,” or something similar.
This policy is beneficial to all parties. A well-maintained air conditioner is less likely to require a warranty part in the first place, according to HVAC manufacturers.
A well-maintained air conditioner lasts longer than one that isn’t.
Regular maintenance reduces the need for repairs and can extend the life of your air conditioner. It’s also true in the other direction. The lifespan of an air conditioner might be shortened if basic maintenance is neglected.
Let’s return to your car for a moment. What if you don’t get your oil changed, don’t get new tyres, and don’t do any of the regular maintenance? Do you believe your car will last as long as someone else’s that has been properly maintained?
Maintaining your air conditioner can ensure that it lasts as long as possible. It will also run at better efficiency for the duration of its life, keeping your home cool and comfortable for you and your family.
You’ll get faster service with more flexible scheduling in the spring
So, have we persuaded you to get your air conditioner serviced? If that’s the case, we recommend making an appointment before the summer.
Many people don’t think about their air conditioners until they have a problem (if you’re reading this, you’re not one of them – congratulations!). Because of the high volume of service calls and new installations, summer is the technicians’ busiest season. As a result, you may have to wait a bit for your tune-up. So for this reason you must schedule your AC service much early.
As you can see, if you follow the yearly HVAC maintenance schedule, you can avoid these problems. Some people believe that skipping these check-ups will save them money. They are mistaken. If your system fails unexpectedly, you may wind up having to pay extra money. Some damage can be avoided if it is cleaned regularly or if damages are identified as soon as possible. When repairs and replacements are completed on schedule, the HVAC system’s life can be extended. Not only that, but it will aid in the efficient and successful operation of the system. As a result, the system will use less energy and you will save money on your electric bill.