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The Importance of HVAC Annual Maintenance

The Importance of HVAC Annual Maintenance

Like an oil change on your car, regular HVAC maintenance is a small investment that helps your AC, heat pump or furnace run smoother and more efficiently. This saves you a significant amount of money for as long as you have your system.

We'll go over how annual heating and AC tune-ups will help:

  • Save money on energy bills

  • Prevent pricey repairs

  • Extend the lifespan of your HVAC system

  • Improve air quality

  • Maintain your warranty

  • Keep you more comfortable

  • Environmental friendliness

Is your HVAC system due for a tune-up? Call Badger Bob's Services at (941) 225-2775 or schedule an appointment.

Our HVAC experts will go over the benefits of getting your HVAC system tuned up, as well as how you can save year-round with our maintenance memberships, which include 2 maintenance visits a year. You'll also get the same dependable service we've been giving Sarasota customers for the past 30 years.

Save on energy bills

When your HVAC system is bogged down by dust buildup and slow-moving parts, it's going to run longer and require more energy to heat and cool your home—driving up your electric bill.

A heating or AC tune-up makes sure your HVAC system is running smoothly and efficiently, allowing it to use less energy and keep your energy bill as low as possible. You can learn more about how to lower your AC energy costs in our blog.

Prevent repairs

During an HVAC tune-up, the technician will inspect your entire system, which means they'll be able to catch anything that looks off and set it right ASAP.

By addressing minor problems before they become major issues, you're saving yourself from a system breakdown and costly repair down the road. This will also prevent you from having to pay for an emergency HVAC service. At some companies, this can be up to 3 times as much as a regular service call.

Extend HVAC lifespan

The longer your system goes without a tune-up, the harder it has to work to heat and cool your home. This puts excessive wear and tear on your system, which results not only in premature repairs and breakdowns but also a shortened lifespan.

Preventative heating and AC maintenance makes your system run better, which reduces the strain on your system and helps it last longer. Since a new HVAC system can cost several thousands of dollars, the cost of HVAC maintenance is well worth having to not replace your system before you need to.

Improve air quality

Part of your HVAC system's job is to filter contaminants from your home's air, but when the filter is dirty, it clogs the system. This not only prevents your HVAC system from properly filtering out contaminants, but also reduces airflow in your unit and makes it work harder than it needs to.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the concentration of some pollutants is 2 to 5 times higher indoors than those outside, so replacing your air filter regularly is one of the best ways to improve your home's air quality.

Also, your air conditioner creates the kind of dark, damn environment that mold and bacteria thrive in. Getting your system inspected at least once a year lets you take care of mold at the initial signs—before it spreads throughout your ductwork and into your home.

Want to improve your home's air quality even more? Consider a whole-house filtration system.

Maintain warranty

Most AC, heat pump and furnace manufacturers require regular maintenance in their terms for repairing or replacing a system under warranty. Many will actually require proof of annual tune-ups when you submit a repair claim under warranty.

Certain parts of your HVAC system—like the compressor in an AC or heat pump or heat exchanger in a furnace—can cost thousands of dollars to replace. So, paying the relatively small cost of an HVAC tune-up can help you save thousands when a part can be replaced under warranty.

Enhance comfort

Regular AC and heating maintenance helps make sure your system is evenly distributing heated and cooled air throughout your home. During a tune-up, the HVAC technician will test the temperature coming out of your vents and make sure your system is getting sufficient airflow to consistently heat and cool your home.

Plus, since HVAC tune-ups also help prevent unit breakdowns, you won't have to worry as much about your system quitting on you when you need it most—like the height or summer or middle of winter.

Be environmentally friendly

HVAC systems that are well tuned and running efficiently require less energy, which helps reduce your home's fuel usage.

Our HVAC experts can also talk with you about environmentally friendly upgrades, like installing a programmable thermostat or switching from gas to electric.

Need an HVAC tune-up? Call Badger Bob's Services.

Call us today at (941) 225-2775 or schedule an appointment for a free in-home estimate.

For more than 30 years, we've been offering the most dependable AC and heating maintenance in the greater Sarasota area. Our HVAC experts will inspect every inch of your system (twice a year if you choose to save with our membership) to make sure it's running as efficiently as possible. We'll help you feel more comfortable and save money all year long.

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