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The Effects of not Maintaining Your HVAC

Jan 19, 2022 | Maintenance


If you have a family, priority one is keeping them safe. There are a lot of appliances, electrical outlets, and systems that keep your house running. You rely on your HVAC system to keep everyone cool during the hot summer months and warm during the winter months. However, without regular maintenance, you’re at risk of damaging your HVAC system, as well as your house.

Heating and AC units need servicing and you can’t just let them run without regular maintenance. The results could be disastrous. Here are some of the negative effects of neglecting to maintain your HVAC system.

Higher Energy Bills

The first effect is from a financial standpoint. Sure, energy costs go up naturally with inflation and the cost of doing business, however, you can control your energy costs in some way. Without regular maintenance, your HVAC system runs at less-than-optimal performance. The units are working harder than normal to achieve the desired outcome.

If you notice an abnormal increase in your bill, it may be time to get your system looked at. Something as simple as a new air filter can help improve efficiency and lower your bill.

If you’re looking for reliable HVAC maintenance in Uncasville, CT, let The Heat People keep your bills low.

Inferior Air Quality

You want to make sure your family is breathing clean air, right? If you have a spouse or children who suffer from allergies, or seem to get sick, you need to make sure the air quality is high. Not only does your HVAC keep your home warm and cool, it also traps bacteria, odors, and other impurities, keeping your air clean and safe to breathe.

If your HVAC’s system has a clogged filter or bad intake system, the air your family breathes may be compromised.

Take a look at our service plans. We offer reasonable service rates if you’re looking for reliable HVAC maintenance in Uncasville, CT.

Noise Pollution

In addition to air pollution, you’ll experience noise pollution. A normal HVAC will run quiet and you won’t hear a thing. You’ll hear a hum or some other noises from it turning on and off. It shouldn’t be something your teammates should hear on a video call.

Without regular maintenance, you could notice loud or unsettling noises coming from your HVAC system. At this point, it’s no longer routine maintenance and you could be facing a big bill and if you’re not prepared, it could be a financial emergency. Routine maintenance will keep your HVAC system running smooth.

Mechanical Breakdowns

HVAC systems contain mechanical parts that are prone to breakdown without routine maintenance. They may break down at some point, but without proper maintenance, you’re speeding up the process to potential break down. Your heating and AC unit requires tune-ups to keep it from breaking.

Without proper care of these moving parts, the higher the chance of malfunction, or worse, a complete system failure and replacement. In a worst-case scenario, damage to your house. Without proper servicing, you’ll be spending money on replacing parts that are failing sooner than they should. Proper HVAC maintenance should be part of your summer and fall activities and won’t be as big of a burden on your wallet. Saving you money over the long haul.

Decreased HVAC Lifespan

The lifespan of an HVAC system is around 15 years. Without maintenance and servicing, you could cut that lifespan in half. If you run your system constantly, without as much as a filter change, you may not even hear the clues of problems. Your system will just stop performing.

Unwelcome Odors

If you’ve walked into your house and felt like you’ve been punched in the face from the smell, it could be your HVAC system. If there’s not enough circulated air, mold and mildew start to grow in the ducts; resulting in that unpleasant odor. Plus, you’re breathing in that air. If you host a lot of people, you don’t want to be embarrassed by the smells.

The Heat People Offers Complete HVAC Maintenance in Southeastern Connecticut

We’ve been serving Southeastern Connecticut for over 33 years for all of your heating and cooling needs. We want to make sure your home is well heated, but also improve its energy efficiency. Our goal is customer satisfaction, so if you’re looking for an HVAC service provider, schedule a free in-home estimate today.