Have you checked the terms of your HVAC system warranty lately? If so, you might have discovered that annual HVAC maintenance is a mandatory part of the terms in order for the warranty to apply. This keeps companies from being liable for breakdowns and problems caused by neglect of maintenance. Not only is regular maintenance often a requirement, but documentation of it will likely be necessary to prove it was done. Just another reason not to skip out on those A/C checkups. You can also potentially void your warranty attempting to do maintenance and repairs yourself with non-OEM parts to avoid paying a professional. Make sure you are well-versed on the terms of your warranty to avoid costly mistakes.
Here in Florida, A/C units really have it tough combating the higher temperatures and humidity that last much longer than in other regions of the United States. These issues can naturally take their toll and lessen lifespan when compared to an HVAC system found in say, the northeast. If you plan to get every last year out of your investment, HVAC maintenance is a necessity. For a unit that can last 10-15 years or more when properly maintained, there is no reason to allow irreparable damage and degradation to occur early.
Cost And Efficiency
If your considering skipping out on maintenance to reduce the yearly cost associated with your A/C, you actually may be unintentionally increasing them. The efficiency of your HVAC system will gradually degrade without maintenance. This drop in efficiency means higher usage bills for you overall, due to your system having to run longer to regulate the temperature inside your home. In addition, working longer and harder means more wear and tear and increases the likelihood of expensive repairs and breakdowns. Annual maintenance visits are not expensive, and you also can easily get away with one per year, preferably right before summer.
Regular HVAC maintenance has many benefits and will ultimately pay for itself in the long run. Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature has never been easier with modern A/C systems, but without check-ups you may end up with a lifespan shorter than a decade. Enjoy your efficient, well-running system for years to come by getting your investment the care it needs to keep running strong. For HVAC installation and servicing, contact East Coast Heating And Air Conditioning today.