What are you risking if you avoid yearly maintenance? Several things, it turns out. Here are a few of the biggies.

Higher Energy Bills

Over time, a neglected system loses its ability to keep your home comfortable at the same levels of efficiency you’ve come to expect. In the same way, tuning up your car gets you better gas mileage, tuning up your home systems can accomplish the same themes. You might simply assume that your equipment is doing fine, but when you compare you energy bills year over year, you could find out that this isn’t the case.

More Repairs

Those strange sounds or odors coming from your furnace? Those are signs of potentially larger issues. If you call for a tune-up right away, you could catch these issues before they become serious – instead of a fraying belt snapping and whirring around inside the system causing issues, basic maintenance could catch the worn belt and replace it for a much cheaper number.

Higher Chances of Big Issues

Equipment breaking down in the middle of a hot day or a cold winter afternoon is the last thing you want. A single malfunctioning part can start a domino effect where other parts in the system break down, and before long, the damage can be catastrophic.

Shorter Equipment Life

That same domino effect can create shorter lifespans for basic equipment, too. Dirt, debris, and other basic buildups can interfere with optimal function, and can slowly wear down important equipment. Regular maintenance can add years to your equipment, which in turn can save you a ton.

Unsafe Operation

A failing system doesn’t just cost a lot to repair – it’s dangerous to you, your family and any guests. A crack in the heat exchanger of your furnace, for instance, will cause carbon monoxide gas to be released and poison the air you breathe. Or an electric system can develop a short circuit, a major fire hazard.

Want to learn more about the benefits of yearly maintenance, or interested in any of our HVAC services? Speak to the experts at Whipple Service Champions today.

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