It’s November, and temperatures will be getting chillier in the coming months. As a Bay Area homeowner living in San Mateo, San Francisco, Hayward, or surrounding areas, you may not realize how neglecting your heating and cooling system can really cost you, not only in terms of money, but in other ways as well. At Ortiz Heating & A/C, we want consumers in the area to understand why regular tune-ups and maintenance are so essential to your family’s comfort, health, and your pocket book.
There is more to consider than the price tag on your heating equipment. Having your system properly maintained on an annual or semi-annual basis will help you save money throughout the year, as your equipment will operate more efficiently. If you’re one of those homeowners with the mindset “if it isn’t broke, why fix it” you could be spending more than necessary on heating costs – and putting your family’s safety at risk.
Here are a few reasons you want to avoid neglecting your home comfort system:
Increased energy use. It’s simple; when your system is dirty, clogged, or malfunctioning, it can cost you as much as 30% or 35% more in energy costs. A clean, properly operating system works more efficiently.
Your manufacturer’s warranty won’t be voided. By neglecting your heating/cooling system, it could cause the manufacturer to void your warranty. Routine maintenance will ensure you don’t lose your long-term warranty.
Increased life-span of your equipment. Home comfort systems that are neglected tend to wear out quicker, simply because they run more and have to work harder to keep your home comfortable when dirt and grime build up. A small issue that could easily be repaired may turn into a costly headache – or you may even have to have your entire system replaced.
Protect the health and safety of your family. A system that isn’t operating properly may produce carbon monoxide. With electric heating systems, fire hazards may exist if wires are loose or worn. Having routine maintenance performed will give you peace of mind, and protect your family from an unexpected catastrophe.
As a San Francisco homeowner, do you have regular tune-ups scheduled to ensure your heating and cooling equipment is operating at peak efficiency? If it’s time to have your system checked out, give Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, your local Bay Area HVAC experts, a call today.