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Why Skipping AC Maintenance Can Cost You

ac-with-maintenance-toolsWhen we say that scheduling AC maintenance is mandatory, we don’t mean that there is some type of city regulation that will issue you a fine if you don’t have it done. It’s mandatory if you want the best service and longest system life for your central air conditioner. That’s important, especially when you consider how rough the summer can be, and how much you’ll rely on your home cooling system to keep your family comfortable and healthy.

But how bad can it be? you may ask. What’s the real cost of skipping spring maintenance now and then?

The answer: Pretty bad and pretty high. We’ll go into what can happen if you don’t schedule this vital air conditioning service in Cincinnati, OH each spring.

A short life for the air conditioner

You’re not attached to your air conditioning system the same way you are to a pet, or even to your car. But you still don’t want it to fail on you years early. Replacing an AC system is expensive, and the more effective years you can get from the current one, the more it pays you back for your original investment. Skipping maintenance lowers system life expectancy—sometimes by half!

Utility bills higher than they should be

Electricity bills climb in the summer as your air conditioner draws on power to run its compressor and fans. There’s no way around that. But if you have an AC that misses regular maintenance, those bills will climb higher. You can expect a 5% increase in costs for each year the AC skips maintenance—an unnecessary hike in your living expenses you can avoid easily.

Too many AC repairs

An air conditioner can run for a good run of years before it will need to have repairs done. But the chance of repairs goes up without maintenance to inspect, clean, and tune-up the system. The majority of repairs an air conditioner may need during its service life are preventable with maintenance, so letting this service slide means more repairs, more bills, and more inconvenience.

Unreliable performance

Do you want to spend your summer days worried about whether your air conditioning system will make it through another hot day? You’d much prefer to relax during the summer, and you deserve to. Maintenance provides peace of mind that the AC won’t suddenly break down. Without it, you’ll have a summer of concern about the AC working on a day-to-day basis. Not fun. Not fun at all.

Voided manufacturer’s warranty

The warranty for your AC protects you from having to shell out money to pay for a repair or replacement due to a manufacturer’s fault. Did you know that failing to schedule routine maintenance can void this warranty? Now you do! You want the warranty to stay in force for its full length so you have an important consumer protection.

Sign up for maintenance today

We offer an excellent maintenance program to care for your air conditioning and heating system during the year. You’ll not only receive excellent inspections and tune-ups for your HVAC equipment, but other benefits. Talk to us today to learn more and to enroll.

Call Bartels Heating & Cooling “For a Comfortable Way of Life.” Our maintenance program is here to make your life easier and more comfortable.

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