The Cost of Neglecting Your Home Comfort System

Looking at cost is more than seeing a price tag. Take the annual tune-ups for your heating equipment. If you apply a small percentage of the value of the equipment in routine annual maintenance, your investment reduces your energy expenses, saves on repairs and takes care of you longer.

That’s a pretty sweet deal.

However, if you neglect to routinely take care of your furnace, you incur issues both seen and unseen that can cause breakdowns, waste energy and develop potentially dangerous problems for you and your family. Here are just a few areas where neglect can prove so costly.

Energy use increases. When dirt clogs your system, it has to work harder to keep you warm. Less efficiency means higher operating costs. In fact, energy experts say that your energy costs can be reduced by 30 to 35 percent when heating equipment is serviced regularly and properly maintained.

Equipment life is shortened. With all that dirt and grime causing efficiency problems, your system is running longer and more often. Thus, the parts feel the pressure, and they’ll wear out sooner. Even a small problem that goes undetected for a long period of time can lead to an earlier than normal system failure – or cause breakdowns with big repair bills.

Preserving your manufacturer’s warranty. Heating and cooling systems are big-ticket home improvements that come with long-term warranties. But many of these warranties require routine maintenance to keep them in effect. Don’t risk losing your warranty due to neglect.

Protecting your family’s safety. This may be the last “cost” in this list, but certainly ranks highest in what matters most. An unmaintained system can put you at risk of a deadly carbon monoxide leak. Loose electrical connections in an unmaintained system can also create a fire hazard. Neither are worth the risk of neglecting routine maintenance. If you’d like to schedule a tune-up, we’d be honored to have you trust your system to us. Let us hear from you.

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