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It’s easy to forget about your HVAC system until it stops working. Scheduling HVAC service visits should be at the top of your household to-do list or you can face costly and sometimes dangerous problems. Following are some consequences of ignoring HVAC maintenance.

Safety Concerns

Carbon monoxide is one of the biggest concerns if you have a gas furnace. These must be checked regularly to ensure they’re operating efficiently and to ensure that they’re not emitting carbon monoxide into the home. The furnace can develop problems, such as a cracked heat exchanger, which can lead to CO buildup without you being aware of it until it’s too late.

Fires are also a risk if there are mechanical or wiring problems in your HVAC system. During a service visit, a contractor should clean the motors, inspect electrical components and check parts for cracks, leaks and other potential hazards to ensure the system is operating safely.

Costly Repairs

During a maintenance visit, a technician will make any minor repairs needed. Taking care of small problems now can mean avoiding bigger problems later.

Reduced Efficiency

You can help keep your HVAC system clean by changing air filters monthly, but it also needs a more thorough cleaning of internal parts, which a professional technician does as part of the maintenance visit. Dirty components reduce efficiency, resulting in more energy wasted and higher bills.

Reduced Life Span

Like any other piece of machinery, an HVAC system needs to be oiled, cleaned and otherwise serviced to run smoothly or it will fail prematurely. Avoid having to replace your HVAC equipment before its time is due by keeping it professionally maintained.

For more about the consequences of ignoring HVAC maintenance, or to schedule a service visit, please contact us at NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating. We’ve been serving customers since 1973 and look forward to serving you!

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