HVAC systems need routine maintenance to remain in good working order. Nonetheless, many property owners fail to properly maintain their systems. Skimping on HVAC maintenance can harm your system and cost more long-term. Here are the six main ways annual HVAC maintenance saves you money.
Reduced Monthly Energy Bills
Annual HVAC maintenance helps reduce your energy bills. A poorly maintained HVAC system is less likely to function at its best. For example, if the filters have clogged the internal components of your HVAC equipment can suffer extensive damage. A clogged filter will disrupt airflow into the system forcing it to work harder. This reduced airflow makes it hard to heat or cool your space, forcing the HVAC system to run for longer, more regular intervals. This wasted energy caused by a lack of routine maintenance translates to a considerable amount of money added to your monthly cooling and heating bills.
Reduced Repair Costs
Routine HVAC maintenance helps reduce the occurrence of components breaking down or developing serious problems that require costly repairs. Poorly maintained HVAC systems are less efficient, susceptible to breakdowns, and have a higher chance of complete failure. Repairs, replacement parts, and labor costs are expenses associated with poorly maintained systems. These costs increase if you have to call for emergency repair services to get your cooling system or heater running during summer or winter. It’s much cheaper to avoid these costs by getting annual HVAC maintenance.
Prolonged Lifespan for Your HVAC Unit
Most HVAC systems have a lifespan of about 10 to 15 years. Without routine maintenance, this can be hard to achieve. Regular maintenance ensures that your comfort system is running optimally, thus prolonging its productive life.
As your system ages, the odds are that you’ll start facing more breakdowns. Routinely serviced systems become more resilient to aging elements. Without routine tune-ups, there’s a high chance that you’ll soon be spending a lot of money on a new system.
Protect Your Warranty
Most manufacturers offer warranties for HVAC systems for 10 years after the sale. But you should be aware that some warranties only cover repairs if the system is regularly maintained. If you fail to schedule annual HVAC maintenance, you may void your warranty and could end up paying huge repair bills. Annual maintenance keeps your warranty active and allows you to use the warranty to cover any hefty repair bills you may face in the future.
Protect Your Home
Your heating and air conditioning system does more than just help your home stay at the right temperature. When your heater isn’t functioning, your pipes are at risk of freezing. Frozen pipes burst easily, causing extensive water damage to your home. Your HVAC equipment may also feature a whole-house humidifier. If the humidifier isn’t working correctly, the air inside your home may become drier. Servicing your HVAC system every year helps ensure that every function, from heating to air conditioning to humidity control, works correctly, thus preventing costly damage to your property.
Reduced Home Cleaning Expenses
Dust and debris build up in HVAC units over time; this is often common in air vents. Failure to schedule annual maintenance for your system may result in an excessively dusty home when these pollutants enter the air inside your home. If you notice dust collecting on your blinds, fans, and shelves, dirty ducts could be the culprit. Routine maintenance can ensure that your vents and filters are free of dust, mold, and other debris and provide clean air, thus reducing your cleaning costs.
At IBBOTSON Heating & Air Conditioning Co., we offer competent and timely HVAC maintenance, installation, and repair in Arlington Heights and the neighboring areas to ensure your system works at peak performance all year. We’ve been in business since 1946, and our experience is beneficial to keeping your HVAC system in tip-top shape. Emergency services are even available for those who experience HVAC issues after hours.
Contact us today to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment. We offer promotional specials, as well as financing to benefit our customers and make regular HVAC maintenance more affordable.