Simple Math: How Routine Maintenance Adds Up to Be Well Worth Your While
Let’s just say there’s a “financial component” to routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system, and the impact it has on your bottom line is far more than the investment you make in the maintenance itself.
Indeed, for that fairly nominal fee, you receive a set of services and guarantees that yield many benefits, including:
Savings on Energy – This is perhaps the number one benefit of routine maintenance. With your heating and cooling costs taking up nearly half of your home’s energy use, the energy efficiency of your comfort system takes the biggest chunk of your energy dollars. As your system gets a little TLC in the form of cleaning, adjusting, lubricating and minor parts replacements, it runs smoother, with less strain and greater efficiency.
Savings on Repairs – The primary purpose of routine maintenance is to detect a potential problem before it gets bigger, costlier and very inconvenient. Catch something small before it grows – and you get to choose how to solve the problem, instead of finding yourself in an emergency situation.
Savings on Equipment Life – Replacing a home comfort system is considered a major investment for your home. So taking care of it year after year will help it last longer and serve you better. In the meantime, your equipment parts also last longer – because they’re taken care of.
Continued Comfort, Less Inconvenience – One of the nice things about preventive maintenance is that it is “scheduled” service. You make the appointment for a time that is convenient for you. In the meantime, there’s no interruption of your comfort. On the other hand, an unmaintained system is heading for a breakdown, and chances are that breakdown will occur at a very inconvenient time. Plus, it could stop running entirely – leaving you and your family in the cold.
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A Quick and Simple Home Investment
Routine air conditioning tune-ups are among the best home investments you can make. That’s because tune-ups improve your system’s efficiency and increase its lifespan, saving you operating dollars, postponing replacement dollars and keeping you comfortable at the same time. Not only that, you can avoid problems with mold buildup that can harm your breathing space.
It’s the same principle as routine dental cleaning and annual medical appointments. Nothing’s wrong, and you want to keep it that way. But some folks let the “ounce of prevention” opportunity pass right on by, thanks to a misguided impression that it’s too much trouble.
Yet tune-ups are simple and quick and very much worth a very minor inconvenience that can save you a good bit of time and money in the long run. Basically, a licensed professional will:
- Lubricate & check all moving parts, including bearings, blower motor, condenser fan (and adjust belt, if applicable).
- Evaluate condition of air filters; replace with standard disposable fiberglass filters.
- Check evaporator coil.
- Check refrigerant charge; additional refrigerant requires an extra charge plus labor.
- Test "temperature drop" at return and supply air.
- Install gauges and check operating pressures.
- Check condensate to make sure draining at the time of visit to help protect against overflow.
- Tighten and safety test all wires and connections.
- Check controls for proper operation.
- Test operation and condition of compressor contacts.
- Inspect, start and run capacitors and inspect relays for bulges, rust and leaks.
- Check outdoor condenser coil.
- Inform customer of equipment condition. Recommend repairs when necessary.
Most tune-up tasks are too extensive for the average homeowner – because of the risk of electrical shock and the potential for shorting in the electrical components. But one of our techs can tend to these things in a very short time.
Think of it as a way to save money while avoiding a whole lot more trouble later on. Equipment failure in the heat of August is never as much fun as a preventive measure taken in springtime!
During the warm months, air conditioning can account for up to 70% of your utility bill. But you can take steps now to avoid watching your hard-earned dollars evaporate into thin (climate-controlled) air. Get a cooling system tune-up, and this quick and simple home maintenance will help you spot “energy robbers,” poor performance and help avoid costly repairs.
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