April is upon us, and you know what that means–we are going to making the switch over to our air conditioning systems before long. It is a jump that a lot of homeowners are eager to make. Especially considering how late winter can seem to run, and how unpredictable the weather in spring can be. Before you really put your air conditioner back to work for the season, we want to take this opportunity to remind you of just how important it is to schedule annual HVAC maintenance.
The Naperville, IL HVAC professionals on our team were hopefully at your home before winter started, because you need to have both your heater and your AC tuned up annually. While certain HVAC systems may share some components between the heating and cooling setups, it is nonetheless very important that each system is individually tuned up each year. If you skip even one tune-up for your AC (or heater), then you are simply inviting easy-to-avoid problems into your life.
You’ll Waste Money in the Long Run
One reason homeowners may skip over service calls of any sort is to “save money.” We truly cannot stress enough just backward this way of thinking really is, though. Why? Because you may be “saving” a bit of money upfront, but you are really setting yourself up for longterm expenses that you otherwise would not have to worry about if you’d scheduled prompt services at the appropriate time.
How does skipping your AC tune-up lead to wasting money? The major impact comes in the form of reduced energy efficiency. When you run your air conditioner, you are using energy. Comfort does come at a price, after all. That being said, that price is only going to climb and climb the longer that you ignore your HVAC maintenance needs.
Repairs Become More Frequent
Another major expense that homeowners skimping on maintenance will likely encounter comes in the form of increased repair needs. The longer that you go without the necessary HVAC maintenance being completed, the greater the risk of running into potentially costly repair needs.
You may even wind up needing to replace your air conditioner sooner than you’d have to otherwise. If you ask us, that’s about as major an expense as you could encounter with your HVAC system! Protect your cooling equipment in order to keep repair needs at bay. No HVAC system is 100% reliable, but routine tune-ups keep them as close to it as possible.
Maintain Peak Performance Levels
What’s worse than paying too much for your comfort? Paying more for less comfort! That’s the risk that you are taking when you are not taking care of your HVAC system through routine maintenance, though.
The fact of the matter is that no HVAC system, be it a heater or an air conditioner, is going to function at peak performance levels if it is not also kept in peak operating condition. That is something that our HVAC technicians can help you to achieve.
Schedule your HVAC tune-ups with DuAll Heating & Cooling.