Fall HVAC Maintenance Neglect: The Consequences

Heating and air conditioning repair in Redlands, CA is something that many residents don’t think about as often as they should; specifically, having a certified technician from Sanborn’s come out each fall and perform preventive maintenance on HVAC systems. While many of our customers do realize the benefits to having annual fall maintenance done, there are also many who do not realize the consequences and dangers of not having maintenance performed each fall:

  1. One of the most dangerous, and most deadly possible consequences of not having fall maintenance performed is the increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. One of the most important components of your system is the heat exchanger, which removes the poisonous gases that are created from the combustion process; the heat exchanger vents them out of your home. As the exchanger expands and contracts continuously with temperature changes of running cycles, cracks can appear. This allows those poisonous carbon monoxide gases to escape into your home.Carbon monoxide has no odor, and no color; if you neglect to have Sanborn’s inspect your HVAC system at least once per year, those cracks will go unnoticed until a possibly tragic situation occurs. In addition to carbon monoxide entering your indoor air, the overall quality of the air in your home can decrease significantly, leading to a plethora of respiratory concerns.
  2. Temperature variations are not as serious of a health danger as carbon monoxide is, but it can cause everyone in the home to be uncomfortable, can reduce people’s’ productivity, and can cost you big money on your heating and cooling bills. If the temperature in your home is constantly fluctuating, and you haven’t had our heating and air conditioning service in Redlands, CA come out and perform fall maintenance, you’re throwing away a lot of money each month. Whether the cause is a hole or leak in your air ducts, a calibration issue with your thermostat, or any other issue, Sanborn’s can take care of the issue and save you potentially hundreds of dollars this season.
  3. When your system runs without having preventive maintenance performed on it at least once per year, the risk of breakdowns increases sharply. Most systems are designed to last 15 to 20 years with proper care; ultimately, neglect shortens the lifespan of your HVAC system and causes increased wear and tear on it. When dirt and debris buildup on components and the airflow is restricted, larger, more expensive issues become a problem, and ultimately can lead to complete system failure. This often catches homeowners off-guard, and can happen during weather and outdoor temperatures that are uncomfortable, calling for the need for expensive heating and AC repair in San Bernardino, CA.

Failure to regularly have Sanborn’s come to clean and inspect your HVAC system can cost you in many ways other than just on your monthly energy bills. Don’t wait another day to schedule your appointment with Sanborn’s to ensure you’ll stay safe and comfortable throughout the coming fall and winter. Contact us today!