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How Much Does HVAC Equipment Wear Down in a Year?

Every 3,000 miles, you take your car in for a regular oil change. Even if it is running well, you know that everyday wear and tear can damage it over time, even causing major problems if left unattended to for too long. That’s why regular maintenance is the key to keeping it running smoothly and preventing much bigger repairs later on.

So why would you neglect maintenance for your HVAC system? Like your car, your heater, heat pump, or air conditioner provides an important service for you every single day and gets worn down a little every day. So why neglect regular maintenance?

Your HVAC System Works Harder Than You Think

It’s easy to assume that your HVAC system isn’t really working that hard. You turn it on and forget about it most days. Yet what you can’t see is all of the moving parts that keep your comfortable air moving through your home. When these parts work well, your home stays comfortable, but when they start to wear out, they can cause expensive problems. Most homeowners are shocked at how much wear these systems get in a year.

Consider efficiency, for example. Air condition systems lose about 2% of their efficiency every single year as the system runs. So, fast forward five years and, without proper maintenance, your system will be 10 percent less efficient than it is today. That means your high-efficiency system you just poured money into is suddenly not such an energy saver.

Over the course of a year, moving parts lose lubrication, filters become clogged, and outdoor units get filled with debris. Not only do these problems impact efficiency, but they can also lead to bigger problems that are expensive to fix. Heat pumps, furnaces, and air conditioners are all susceptible to these problems.

Preventative Maintenance Is Key

To keep your air conditioner running like it should, invest in preventative maintenance. This will stop problems in their tracks before they create expensive repairs. Preventative maintenance will keep your system running at peak levels all year long.

Keep Your System Running Swell with Blanton’s Comfort Club

Do you want to prevent these problems and keep your system running efficiently? Of course you do! Blanton’s Comfort Club is the answer. We call it the super-groovy way to maintain your HVAC equipment and keep yourself comfortable. The Comfort Club includes many services, including the following maintenance services:

  • 51-point inspection
  • Annual system inspections
  • Annual system evaluation reports

Preventative maintenance is just one aspect of the Blanton’s Comfort Club. You will also get priority scheduling should you need repair. We keep our club members comfy, cozy, and well-served. Contact the home comfort specialists at Blanton’s to learn more about Blanton’s Comfort Club.