If you are concerned about the state of your HVAC system, you may want to engage in routine maintenance to keep it running at a high level. There is nothing wrong with avoiding maintenance to save money, but eventually you will need to cave in and get the job done! HVAC systems that do not get cleaned by a professional will give you problems eventually.
One of the first maintenance steps that you can take is to have your ducts cleaned. A professional will come in with the right tools and go through the ducts around your home. They remove dust, hair and other materials that can build up over time. If these items are left to sit there, it can hamper the air quality that is circulating throughout your home.
The first thing that goes when an HVAC system is not maintained is the efficiency. Say a system used X amount of energy to achieve a 75 degree temperature in the summer. If you do not have your system maintained for one or two years, you will find that it is using two or three times that much energy to get to the same temperature, as there are bottlenecks preventing the system from achieving its true potential.
A professional can even show you the impact. They can tell you the current SEER Tampa rating of your system, which will be less compared to its rating when it was installed a few years ago.
Avoiding Major Problems
Another consequence of not getting your system regularly maintained is that major issues can arise that you didn’t know about. These major issues could cost thousands of dollars to fix. Routine maintenance is a fraction of that expense, while it can prevent these major issues from ever arising in your HVAC system.