We get it. Procrastination is normal.
Humans typically put off things until tomorrow what can be done today. But, deep down, we know procrastination won’t do us any good. For instance, you rely on your HVAC system to stay comfortable during hotter and cooler months without regular upkeep. However, you might find that your HVAC system has a problem when you need it most.
While you may avoid HVAC maintenance, assuming nothing’s wrong with your system, setting up a service contract with a reliable HVAC company is important. Otherwise, over time, your entire home could suffer for it in ways you didn’t expect.
That being said, here are some potential consequences of not properly maintaining your heating and cooling equipment.
Effects Of Not Maintaining Your HVAC System
If you don’t have a habit of maintaining your HVAC system, you’ll likely spend more money overall on repairs. Timely cleaning and tuning up your unit can prevent problems that may cost hundreds of dollars to fix. Not to mention the dire consequences that come with it.
High Energy Bills
If homeowners don’t perform routine AC maintenance, they should first be aware that their utility bills will go up. An energy-efficient air conditioner will have no trouble cooling your house. But, without adequate maintenance, your HVAC unit will have to work harder to produce the same cooling or heating effect.
There could be many reasons your bills have gone up, and it typically takes a professional’s eye to reveal the issue. After using your HVAC system, it might be time for some maintenance if you notice an unusual rise in your monthly bills. You may find that even a simple cleaning can help improve your HVAC unit’s energy efficiency.
All HVAC systems are designed to turn off once the desired level of heat or coolness is reached in a room. However, if your system turns off before the room has reached the desired temperature, it may be due to a power malfunction. A lack of maintenance often causes power malfunctions. The coils and other system components may accumulate dirt and dust over time, making it difficult for the unit to operate correctly. As a result, it’s important to have your HVAC system serviced once or twice annually by a professional contractor. By doing so, you can see to it that your system powers on and shuts down correctly, giving you the most comfortable year-round.
Your System Breaks Down Often
HVAC system breakdowns are one of the most unpredictable and costly home repairs. Not only is it a pain to deal with, but HVAC system failures usually occur at the most inopportune times. For example, in the middle of a heatwave or cold snap. To make the matter worse, if you don’t maintain your HVAC system, the chances of breaking down increase significantly.
An unused system is much more likely to malfunction and require professional repair and costs that you weren’t expecting. Likewise, it can signal that your HVAC system is starting to approach the end of its life, meaning you’ll need to replace it completely, which is a much bigger financial burden than simply repairing a broken system. That’s why staying on top of HVAC maintenance is so important. By doing so, you can avoid the headache of HVAC repair and extend the life of your system.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Your HVAC system does much more than maintain comfort levels in your home. It keeps the air inside your home clean to breathe by trapping and eliminating contaminants and odors. Unfortunately, this might regrettably not always be the case if your HVAC system is not adequately maintained.
An unchecked HVAC system may not be able to filter dust, mold, or airborne viruses. While air purifiers can help clean the air in your home (to a certain level), they can’t remove enough contaminants to compensate for a poorly maintained HVAC system. Therefore, you should check your HVAC filters regularly and change them at least every three months.
Shortened Unit’s Lifespan
HVAC equipment has been designed to provide reliable heating and cooling for many years. However, if the equipment is not properly maintained, wear and tear can take a toll, leading to premature component failure and the need for expensive repairs. In comparison, properly maintained HVAC equipment will continue working effectively for years longer than its expected lifespan.
If you think, “Why should I have my HVAC system serviced when it is and has been working properly,” you’re wrong. Skipping your HVAC maintenance c an have dire consequences, as can be seen above. That’s why to ensure that you’re HVAC system is and remains in good condition, get in touch with companies like Bob’s Climate Control and have all your HVAC system issues resolved. Book an appointment today!