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What to Expect When You Skip AC Maintenance

What to Expect When You Skip AC Maintenance

Air conditioning maintenance. It is part of homeownership and something that homeowners should be doing regularly. However, many homeowners occasionally forget about this important part of their annual maintenance. Some people may just forget, while others may not see the value in spending money in a system they think is “fine.” 

However, this is not a smart decision. Routine maintenance is extremely important especially if you want to get the most out of your system and make certain it is working properly and that it will last as long as it is supposed to.

If you skip your AC maintenance, either intentionally or unintentionally, what should you expect? Sometimes, nothing, particularly if you normally are regular about your maintenance, but sometimes, even by skipping one check-up, you can start to see a few different problems develop. 

–      Your Energy Bills May Increase- If the components of your AC are wearing down and not properly maintained, it becomes more difficult for your HVAC system to operate as efficiently as it is supposed to. This means you will need more energy to cool (and heat) your home. Maintenance is the easiest way to keep your bills low.

–      You May Miss Hidden Issues- Even if it seems as though there is nothing wrong with your HVAC system, there may be serious issues lurking in your system. A professional HVAC technician will look for parts and issues that may be damaged or wearing out and make small repairs and changes before larger and more costly issues develop. 

–      Malfunctioning HVAC System- Over time, worn down parts, malfunctioning pieces, and dirty filters can ultimately cause your HVAC system to malfunction and stop working. Nothing can be as frustrating as your system breaking down right as you need it the most.

–      Increased Risk of Fire- Poorly maintained furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps can easily contribute to home fires when they aren’t in good condition.

While no one ever wants these to happen, it is important to be prepared for what could happen if you neglect this important maintenance. Remember, neglecting your HVAC system can come with a number of consequences, so it is important to make sure that you are staying on top of your maintenance. 

If you have accidentally missed your annual AC maintenance and are worried about your system, or if you are looking to schedule your annual maintenance for your system, then Texas Pride Heating and Air is here to help. We can make sure that you are getting the quality maintenance and inspection you need to keep your system up and running in the way that it is supposed to.