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Is Maintenance Service a Waste of Money?

Is Maintenance Service a Waste of Money?

When you purchase a new car, you want it to last as long as possible. Buying a car is a major investment in your life, as you’ll rely on it to get you where you need to go, carry you and your loved ones safely, and even haul your things around as well. Naturally, you want to do everything you can to ensure it stays in good condition and will serve you for a long as possible to you make the most out of your investment. This includes things like changing the oil, replacing worn out brakes and tires, and even more major maintenance services like replacing transmission fluid or flushing your coolant.

However, while most people know that car maintenance is a normal part of life, far too many people don’t think the same about their air conditioner and heater. A new HVAC system is a major investment in your home and even your health—it keeps you cool in summer, warm in winter, and even helps strain dirt, dust, pollen, and other debris out of the air to keep you healthy. And on top of that, replacing your heating and cooling system costs thousands of dollars, and is something that nobody wants to have to do unless they have to. So with that being said, why would you not want to do everything you can to take care of it and make it last?

How Maintenance Helps You

A heating and air conditioning maintenance service is an annual service visit that takes just a few hours but has a tremendous impact on the lifespan and condition of your heating and cooling equipment. Much like changing your oil can help your engine run longer and stay healthier, professional maintenance on your heater and air conditioner can keep it running at its best, which can only help you and your cost of living.

Here are just a few of the benefits of a maintenance service.

Saving Energy

Have you ever tried to ride a bike with tires that are underinflated? You’ve probably noticed that pedaling seems to be extremely difficult, and no matter what you do it seems as though you simply roll to a stop quickly. However, inflating the tires correctly means you can roll along as normal and riding is a much more pleasant experience.

The same concept applies to your heating and cooling: when you don’t maintain your system, it has to work harder to keep your home at your ideal temperature. This consumes more energy, and thus means more expensive electric bills. A maintenance service can keep your system running at its most efficient all year long so you enjoy a comfortable home without the massive utility bills.

Improving Longevity

When your system doesn’t have to work as hard, it means more than simply saving you money on energy—it also means less stress on the various parts in your system. Less stress on these parts mean they last longer, and your system as a whole lasts longer before needing replacement.

Improving Reliability

When parts have less stress on them and don’t have to work as hard, naturally they’re going to last longer and won’t suddenly or unexpectedly fail. They’ll continue to work as designed for much longer, and the chances of them breaking down and causing your system to stop working decreases significantly. If you want to avoid the possibility of your system breaking down on you when you need it the most, maintaining it is a great way to do so!

Stopping Major Problems

When you have your system maintained, the technician performing the maintenance is also going to examine and inspect major components to make sure they’re in good condition. If a part looks worn or on the verge of failing, they’ll let you know and you can get it fixed right away, rather than waiting for it to break down and dealing with needing a sudden emergency repair.

Saving Money

When you add all of these benefits together, they all equal one thing: saving you money. Fewer breakdowns means fewer expensive emergency repairs and less service calls, which means you don’t have to spend the money. Using less energy saves you money. And likewise a longer-lasting system means you see more years of useful life out of your system, which also saves you money on having to replace it. All of this combined puts more of your hard earned cash back in your wallet where it belongs.

Is maintenance a waste of money? With all of these benefits that you’ll enjoy, plus the cost savings that keep money in your pocket, doesn’t it seem like more of a waste of money not to maintain your system?

Schedule your maintenance service by calling the experts at Blazer Heating and Air at (804) 277-2458 today!
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