Let’s think about maintenance for a moment – you eat healthy and exercise so you’ll live longer and will prevent chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. You bring your car into the dealership periodically so it will be serviced according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. You mow your lawn and weed your garden so your yard will continue to look well-maintained and beautiful. You clean your pool so it won’t have an unsightly algae buildup. You also go to the dentist twice a year for cleanings in order to prevent tooth decay.
Clearly, just about everything benefits from regular maintenance and your HVAC system is no exception. With the engine of your car, if you neglect to replace the belts and filters, and change the oil, your car will break down prematurely, and it will stop working right. It’s not that much different for your HVAC system.
What Can Happen if You Ignore Your HVAC System
Imagine your home is improperly ventilated and it lacks proper air circulation. On hot, muggy days, you run the air conditioner and it doesn’t seem to do any good. You’re hot, sweaty, and can’t concentrate. If you work from home or if you’re home all day, you feel more irritable than usual.
During the winter and when there are sub-zero temperatures outside, it’s downright freezing in your house and your family stays awake all night shivering. You and your family would have no desire to be in the house, especially during the summer and winter months.
While we can all agree that plumbing and electrical systems are the lifeblood of any home, without running water, heating and cooling, a house would be deemed uninhabitable. For this reason, preventative HVAC maintenance isn’t an option for landlords and homeowners, it’s an absolute must.
Some of the benefits of preventative maintenance:
- Your energy bills will be lower
- You’ll extend the life of the equipment
- Increased energy efficiency
- You will reduce energy consumption
- Fewer breakdowns and repairs
Here’s one way to look at it: compare preventative HVAC maintenance to maintaining your vehicle. If you fail to change the oil in your car, the engine will eventually fail and you’ll have to spend thousands for a new engine. So, a $30 oil change could have saved you a fortune. When you properly maintain your HVAC equipment, it’s the same concept.
Ready to schedule HVAC maintenance? Contact us today to schedule a service call with one of our Cuyahoga County heating and cooling specialists!