As a homeowner, it is easy to ignore essential systems as the seasons change. Heating and air conditioning systems, for example, are frequently overlooked as the weather changes from chilly to hot and back throughout the year. Not only can all sorts of household equipment wear down with time, but prolonged inactivity can also produce unanticipated issues.
Here are a few of the most important reasons why you should have an annual maintenance plan for your air conditioning and heating systems:
- Maintain the efficiency of your HVAC systems.
While you may be able to keep your HVAC system running without routine maintenance, the longer you go without maintenance, the less efficient your HVAC system becomes. A technician knows how to detect problems with your HVAC system and restore it to peak performance.
- Annual maintenance is typically less expensive than a repair or replacement.
Annual maintenance will enable an experienced and qualified technician to discover minor issues before they become major issues. Unfortunately, if that tiny problem is not addressed, it can expand and cause serious damage to the specific heating or air conditioning unit or the entire HVAC system across the home. In these preventable circumstances, the expense of restoring the damage exceeds the cost of an annual maintenance plan.
- It prevents you from inadvertently voiding your warranty.
Not having regular maintenance on some air conditioning and heating systems might void the warranty on the complete system. While this may not be true for all systems, it will save you from losing the benefits of having a warranty on your equipment.
- HVAC System Lifespan Extension
An air conditioning and heating system that is consistently maintained through yearly maintenance programs will, on average, maintain ideal operating levels, allowing it to function effectively as intended. When HVAC systems are ignored, they become less effective, suffer greater wear and tear, and are prone to additional problems. As a result, the longevity of these less-maintained systems can actually decrease. Annual maintenance ensures that you are not reducing the lifespan of your HVAC system and that you are getting the most mileage out of it.
- When the Season Changes, Be Ahead of the Curve
When you haven’t used your air conditioning or heating equipment in a while, perhaps for several months, you run the danger of it not working as efficiently when you switch it on. In certain circumstances, the system may start on, but after months of inactivity, overloading the HVAC system might produce unanticipated problems or damage that only a repair can cure.