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3 Reasons Preventative HVAC Maintenance Is Important

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Preventative HVAC maintenance is important for a number of reasons. One of the most important is that it can keep your AC or furnace from breaking down when the temperatures are extreme outside. Preventative maintenance should be practiced by you all year long with simple tasks. In addition, your furnace and AC should be serviced by a licensed HVAC technician at least once a year.

Here's why preventative HVAC maintenance is essential for your equipment.

Neglect Might Void Your Warranty Or Insurance Claim

If your air conditioner or furnace is damaged in some way that would normally be covered under a homeowner's insurance claim, your claim might be denied if you neglected to care for your equipment properly with regular servicing. 

Also, trying to do maintenance on parts yourself rather than using a licensed technician might void your warranty. You should have a licensed technician perform maintenance as often as required by the HVAC manufacturer and the terms of your warranty. Keep documents as proof of servicing in case you need to show you cared for your equipment properly.

Preventative HVAC Maintenance Saves You Money

If you don't keep up with equipment maintenance, it could cost you more money in the end. By not changing the filter regularly, airflow is restricted, and that can cause problems such as a burned-out blower motor that you have to pay to have fixed.

The compressor and heat exchanger in your HVAC are expensive parts that can sometimes be damaged due to neglecting to do annual maintenance. You may even need to replace your equipment if one of these parts is damaged, and that would cost much more than paying for preventative HVAC maintenance.

Another way preventative HVAC maintenance saves you money is by keeping your equipment in peak shape so it runs efficiently. A furnace that's dirty or an air conditioner with low refrigerant uses more electricity because it has to run longer to reach the desired temperature, and this causes your power bills to be high.

Your Family And Pets Could Be Miserable

If your AC breaks down during a heatwave or your furnace stops working during an extreme cold snap, your family may be miserable. If your AC breaks down while you're at work, your pets at home could get dangerously overheated. Climate control is important for health and safety reasons, especially if someone in your family has a medical condition.

Having preventative HVAC maintenance done on schedule reduces the risk of a breakdown so your family and pets aren't inconvenienced or harmed due to temperatures that are too cold or too hot in the house.

Reach out to an HVAC contractor to learn more about preventative HVAC maintenance.