There is no question that keeping up with regular HVAC equipment maintenance works out to be much cheaper than a full breakdown requiring costly repairs. When a system needs maintenance and that work is ignored, more parts are affected and will likely break. Neglect tends to have a domino effect, with dollars attached every step of the way. Yes, maintenance costs you something, but rarely adds up to more than larger, pricier problems. Add the cost of inconvenience and other expenses should your system be out of commission, and it’s well worth the annual investment!
Preventive maintenance will help ensure that your HVAC system runs close to peak efficiency. This can mean savings of up to 30% on your energy bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Regular use causes wear and tear on your heating system. This includes buildup of dirt and grime, stress on components and parts, etc. During routine maintenance, the technician will restore your system to as close to it’s original operating efficiency as possible. A clean, lubricated, well-sealed system doesn’t have to work as hard and runs less, resulting in increased energy efficiency and lowered costs.
Neglected systems don’t last as long. New systems come with a hefty price tag, so extending a system’s life through regular maintenance will save a lot of money.
Many people are not aware that HVAC manufacturers require proof of annual maintenance when a breakdown results in a warranty claim. Many of the components in systems are expensive, so you definitely want to be able to rely on the warranty. Investing in annual maintenance to keep them covered under your warranty will save you a significant amount of expense if something goes wrong.
Maintenance extends the life of your HVAC equipment compared to unmaintained units. If you like to save money, an annual maintenance visit is right for you.