A look into how preventative maintenance on your heating and cooling units can help you save!
Just as your car needs to have its oil changed every 3,000 miles, the mechanical systems in your home can greatly benefit from preventative maintenance. Dirty and poorly functioning furnaces and A/C units can greatly reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system and increase its cost to run. We always instruct our customers to have tune-up’s preformed on the A/C unit in the spring and furnace in the fall to make sure their mechanical units are running at peak efficiency. But for many homeowners, it’s out of sight out of mind. As long as the A/C fires up on that first hot spring day, there is never a second thought put into maintaining that expensive piece of equipment.
Over 55% of homeowners do not schedule regular maintenance on their home air conditioning system – yet many A/C users we encounter express dissatisfaction with the performance of their air conditioner and its cost to operate.
So, for those of you that do not have preventative maintenance done on your A/C and are unhappy with its performance or your utility bill… The following facts are for you:
- According to several studies over half of all Air conditioning breakdowns occur due to nothing more than a dirty unit.
- According to a 2001 university study, the average homeowner spends $32.76 more a month on their energy bills by not have their heating and cooling units maintained.
- Your Air Conditioning life span will be significantly reduced without maintaining your AC.
- Just by having your air conditioning unit tuned up, you can expect an increase in efficiency of up to 25%!
So how much can you expect to save with an annual tune up of your home’s air conditioner? Just like with your car’s oil change, much more than the cost of the maintenance itself! Keeping your heating and cooling equipment clean and properly maintained can greatly extend its lifespan, prevent costly repairs, and keep your utility bills to a minimum!