Annual maintenance is the lifeblood of your heating and cooling equipment. Without service, these systems cannot function properly and are usually doomed to an early death. The money you save when you skip tuneups will almost always be cancelled out by the costs you’ll incur down the road. The next time you’re tempted to postpone equipment servicing, remember that this is what you’ll get in return:
Overworked Equipment and Indoor Air Pollution
The weather in Springfield, MO, during a typical year will give your HVAC system a run for its money. Heating and cooling equipment needs the deep cleaning provided by a tuneup to remove accumulated dirt so it can function properly. If you continue to use dirty equipment, it will blow a year’s worth of grit into your home and pollute your indoor air. Grime and grit also cause poor performance and make your heating and cooling systems work harder than they should. The associated wear and tear shortens the life of these units, and before long you’ll be shopping for furnace or air conditioner replacement.
Minor issues That Result in Expensive Repairs or Total System Meltdowns
Equipment servicing can prevent up to 95 percent of potential repair costs. Many emergency repair calls are due to a lack of scheduled service. During a tuneup, your technician will check for existing problems and for potential issues that could become major if ignored. Worn parts, loose electrical connections, condensate drain blockages, improper refrigerant levels, airflow clogs, improper gas connections and faulty burner operation can all threaten your safety, cost hundreds of dollars to repair and even damage your equipment beyond repair.
Over-the-top Utility Bills
Properly-maintained equipment keeps energy costs low. A well-tuned system is an efficient system, and efficient systems are cost-effective. According to the Building Efficiency Initiative, poorly maintained systems can increase energy use by 30 to 60 percent, whereas well-maintained systems can reduce energy consumption for Springfield, MO, homeowners by up to 20 percent.
To learn how you can enjoy regular HVAC equipment servicing with value-added perks at an affordable price, visit Goff Heating and Air Conditioning or call 417-720-2990.