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What Happens When Homeowners Skips HVAC Maintenance?

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When your HVAC system is working, it’s easy to let it become something you don’t think about. That becomes a problem when it suddenly stops working, leaving your home inconveniently uncomfortable.

Your HVAC system keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, but without maintenance, it will not do its job.
HVAC maintenance may seem like an extra cost, but in the long run, it will save you money, by preventing costly repairs and keeping your energy bills low.

Stress About Your Air Quality

Your home should be a safe place and it shouldn’t stress you out. But when you forget to maintain your HVAC, it can collect pollutants that decrease your indoor air quality.

Over time, the air you breathe at home will become worse and worse and can impact the health of your family.

Common contaminant that can be found in your air include:

  • Bacteria
  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Mildew
  • Mold
  • Pet Dander
  • Rodents

When you neglect to maintain your system, your filters get dirtier and catch less and less of these common pollutants, leaving them to float throughout your air.

Our team of professionals are dedicated to ensuring your air is healthy to breathe to give you peace of mind, improved sleep, easier breathing, and reduced unwanted odors.

Your System Is Less Efficient

Your system works harder and harder as it becomes dirtier from a lack of maintenance. When avoiding seasonal maintenance, your HVAC’s lifespan decreases and it performs poorly.

The more energy your system uses, the higher your bills will be.

A simple tune-up or inspection can help get your system back to working order.

Ineffective Heating and Cooling

If you are noticing cold or hot spots in your home, your thermostat isn’t matching the actual temperature, or your system is suddenly cycling on and off, you may need HVAC repairs.

These heating and cooling problems are often caused by neglecting maintenance to your system.

Costly Repairs

When your system breaks down, you have no choice but to call an HVAC technician for them to fix it or to replace the entire unit.

Imagine having it breakdown in the coldest or hottest season of the year, it can be really stressful.

Calling a professional at the first sight of trouble is important. This includes uneven temperatures, strange noises, and higher energy bills.

Our company offers maintenance programs to help enhance the efficiency and longevity of your system.

Protecting Your Warranty

Your warranty from your manufacturer can oftentimes help cover expensive costs of repairs if your system breaks down, but most manufacturers require you to have an annual or seasonal check-up to qualify.

Be sure to look into what your system’s warranty is and to save records of any maintenance or repairs you have done to your system.

Fire Risks

Your HVAC can actually be a fire risk if it is in poor condition.

Faulty wires and other mechanical components are common issues that pose danger to your home.

You shouldn’t be left out in the cold without a working HVAC system this fall and winter. Don’t hesitate to contact the HVAC experts at DG Heating & Air Conditioning today for all your heating and air conditioning needs! Visit us online, or contact us by phone at (408) 669-3496 to learn more about how we can help.