3 Things that happen when you DON’T maintain your HVAC system

You’ve probably heard it a lot. “Your HVAC system and your car have a lot of similarities”. Why do people so often make this comparison? Well because your car and your HVAC system have one very big thing in common, they both NEED proper maintenance! Think about it, you’d never drive your car 100,000 miles without getting it inspected and having your oil change. Same goes for your Air Conditioner and Furnace. Think about those hot summer days and brutally cold winter nights. Your system is getting quite a workout! By properly maintaining your system, you are actively protecting your home and family’s investment. So what happens when you DON’T maintain that investment?

  1. You are practically ensuring premature equipment failure. We hear it a lot from customers “But getting maintenance done on a system that’s working properly is expensive and what’s the point?”. If you let your system run day after day and season after season without having it looked at, the only warning you will have if something is wrong is minutes or hours before the system shuts down and you are stuck without any working heat or air. A good system can last anywhere from 10-15 years and without proper maintenance, you could significantly cut down on it’s life which ends up being more expensive for you and your family.
  2. Your system isn’t running at it’s highest efficiency. The short answer, it’s costing you more money. When one of our technicians comes to your home, they run through our 16 point inspection plan to make sure every nook and cranny of your system is performing at peak efficiency. That leads to your system heating up or cooling down your home in less time which means less expense!
  3. Breakdowns WILL happen. Much like premature equipment failure, breakdowns can be expensive! Not only can they be expensive and inconvenient, but the worst time to have a system breakdown is when you need it most, in the dead of winter. Most companies will guarantee that with regular and proper maintenance from a trusted contractor, you will NOT see a breakdown all season. We often receive calls from people who are upset that their system is failing them and when we ask when the last time they have their furnace looked at we get the same response, “Um, never?”. Bottom line? Maintenance prevents breakdowns!

If you want to know more about what Cottam can do for the comfort of your home going into this winter season, give us a call! (800) 734-8367 or visit us online at http://www.cottamhvac.com!

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