Homeowners in Greater Cleveland and around the nation are looking for ways to cut costs. Unfortunately, this often includes neglecting annual HVAC maintenance. While skipping out on your HVAC maintenance plan may save you a few dollars in the short term, the long-term repercussions could be painful and far outweigh the short term money saved. System neglect doesn’t just reduce system efficiency; it costs you money in annual cooling costs, increases the likelihood of breakdowns and takes years off the life of your system.
As cost-cutting measures go, an HVAC maintenance plan offers a much more consistent and effective method of savings over the long-term. Ensuring that your system runs at peak efficiency throughout the heating and cooling seasons, an HVAC maintenance plan can save you as much as 30 percent in HVAC energy costs annually while preventing unnecessary and costly system damage. In addition to savings, you’ll experience a greater level of household comfort thanks to the adjustments your technician makes.
Typically, your HVAC maintenance plan will check all aspects of your cooling system, including:
- Thermostat accuracy.
- The operational safety of your electrical components.
- The lubrication of moving parts within your equipment.
- Potential blockages in condensate drains.
- Proper system cycling.
- Debris in or around evaporator and condenser coils.
- Refrigerant levels.
- Blower components.
- Air filters.
- Duct leaks.
- Heat exchanger integrity and cleanliness.
As any of these items can affect system efficiency, neglecting their maintenance can put a strain on both your heating and cooling system and your wallet. An annual HVAC maintenance plan prevents energy-sapping issues such as clogged filters, motor friction or improper system cycling and saves you money in annual heating and cooling bills. In addition, this in-depth system analysis allows our technicians to catch minor system issues before they morph into costly repairs or replacements.
If you’re looking to cut costs this year, the last thing you can afford is to neglect your annual HVAC maintenance plan. For more information on the benefits of annual system maintenance, contact us today at P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling for expert consultation. Our NATE-certified technicians are standing by to serve all of your heating and cooling needs.
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