6 Reasons Why Skipping HVAC Maintenance Is A Bad Idea

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It’s easy to take your home’s HVAC system for granted. As long as it’s heating or cooling the home as necessary, most homeowners don’t give their HVAC units a second thought. Unfortunately, this short-sighted thinking can result in many long-term issues. Bloomington Heating & Air shares six reasons why skipping HVAC maintenance is a bad idea.

1. Maintenance Helps Avoid Breakdowns & Future Repairs

While some HVAC unit breakdowns are inevitable, the vast majority of HVAC malfunctions can be prevented with regular maintenance. During a system check-up, technicians with Bloomington Heating & Air inspect the unit inside and out, looking for potential issues, such as loose electrical connections and worn belts.

Repairing these issues early can help prevent the need for expensive air conditioner repairs or a whole new HVAC system. Timely repairs can also ensure your HVAC unit remains protected by the manufacturer warranty.

2. HVAC Maintenance Protects The Unit’s Warranty

Most HVAC manufacturers offer a five-year warranty on each HVAC unit. Warranty coverage usually begins at system installation. Under the warranty, HVAC system failures and malfunctions that occur due to manufacturer error are typically covered. When the furnace stops blowing warm air on a cold evening and you call an HVAC company, the warranty will cover the repairs, right?

Not necessarily. The majority of manufacturer warranties require a history of regular maintenance for the warranty to be applicable. Bloomington Heating & Air recommends reading the warranty, following the outlined terms, and scheduling regular maintenance to remain compliant. If you have any questions about your warranty, give us a call.

3. Maintenance Can Extend The System’s Functional Life

On average, an HVAC system can last 10 years to 15 years before a homeowner may need to replace it. For systems that receive regular heating and ac maintenance, this average can be higher. Along with diagnostics and inspections, maintenance includes thorough cleaning of the unit. Bloomington Heating & Air technicians clean blower motors, evaporator coils, and other internal parts of the unit. An HVAC system is made up of several systems that work together to ensure the entire unit functions as it should. If one system fails because of build-up of dust, dirt, and/or other debris, the other systems are strained and may start to break down. The more that breakdowns occur, the shorter functional life of your HVAC system.

4. Maintenance Can Identify Safety Risks

An HVAC system may use more than one fuel source to operate, depending on whether the heating or cooling function is being used. In Bloomington, MN, heating systems usually rely on electric, gas, or oil as a fuel source, each of which poses a safety risk if a leak or issue isn’t discovered and repaired. Maintenance allows our technicians to find these issues early and make the necessary repairs to keep you and your loved ones safe.

5. Maintenance Can Help You Save On Utility Bills

After you take a vehicle in for a tune-up, you may notice an improvement in fuel efficiency. This means fewer trips to the gas station and more cash in your pocket. Maintaining an HVAC system has a similar effect. When operating at peak efficiency, an HVAC system uses less energy and costs less to operate, while needing significantly fewer heating and ac repairs. To make the most of your HVAC system, call Bloomington Heating & Air today to schedule a maintenance appointment!

6. Maintenance Provides Indoor Comfort On Your Terms

It’s easy to fault an aging HVAC system for a lack of airflow or consistent indoor temperature in a home. Yet, many times the issue isn’t the system, but the ductwork and air vents. When Bloomington Heating & Air’s technicians perform HVAC maintenance, they also take a look at how the air reaches each corner of your home. Dirty or obstructed air vents can prevent conditioned air from being properly distributed, leading to temperature variances. Leaky ductwork is also a common issue that our technicians can repair. When every part of the HVAC system is in tip-top shape, you’ll be able to enjoy year-round comfort on your terms.

Schedule HVAC Service Today

Ideally, regular HVAC maintenance is performed twice a year, but even one check-up each year can help improve your system’s efficiency and longevity. Bloomington Heating & Air provides comprehensive maintenance year-round and services most major HVAC brands. To schedule a maintenance appointment or for emergency repairs, call us today!

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