Can you imagine going through the hottest summer without a single HVAC breakdown? This isn’t just wishful thinking–it could be a reality if you schedule HVAC preventive maintenance.

The frustration and expense of unexpected HVAC repairs can be overwhelming, with bills sometimes soaring into the thousands. You can prevent these costly surprises and make your HVAC system more efficient with routine checks and tuneups.

Before the next heat wave arrives, take a minute to learn more about this essential home maintenance task.

Cost of HVAC Repairs and Replacements

HVAC systems are a big investment, with the average cost of a new system ranging from $5,000 to $11,000. When your HVAC system breaks down unexpectedly, repair bills can add up, often costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars. 

Imagine your air conditioner failing in the middle of a hot summer-it’s not just uncomfortable, it’s expensive to fix.

Neglecting HVAC preventive maintenance makes things worse. Ignore regular check-ups, and your system can fail much earlier than expected. Regular maintenance helps catch small problems before they become big, costly ones.

Benefits of HVAC Preventive Maintenance

HVAC preventive maintenance offers many benefits. Some can save you money, while others reduce the hassle associated with unexpected repairs. 

Improve HVAC Efficiency

A well-maintained HVAC system runs more efficiently. This means it uses less energy to heat or cool your home. For example, clean air filters can shave 5% to 15% off your energy consumption.

Extended Equipment Lifespan

Regular maintenance helps your HVAC system last longer. Without it, parts wear out faster, leading to early breakdowns. Well-maintained systems can last up to 20 years. 

Maintains Indoor Air Quality

Clean filters and ducts mean cleaner air. Regular HVAC maintenance ensures your system filters out dust, allergens, and other pollutants. This is especially important for people with allergies or respiratory issues. 

Key Components of HVAC Maintenance

Keeping your HVAC system in top shape involves several important steps. It’s helpful to know what to expect when your HVAC technician arrives for your maintenance appointment. Preventive maintenance should include:

  • Regular filter changes
  • Cleaning and inspecting components
  • Checking refrigerant levels
  • Lubricating moving parts
  • Identifying potential repair issues

By staying on top of these key components, you can ensure your system is always ready to keep your home comfortable.

HVAC Preventive Maintenance Cost

Costs vary depending on where you live and the level of service you need. Many HVAC companies offer annual maintenance plans. They typically include one or two scheduled visits.

With most annual maintenance plans, customers pay a flat fee. The fee doesn’t usually include parts or labor, should you need repairs.

If you prefer to pay per repair, the price for service can include the following factors:

  • System type
  • Maintenance frequency
  • Your location

Preventive maintenance may reveal HVAC problems that require immediate attention. While the cost of addressing these issues isn’t part of the preventive maintenance fee, catching problems early can prevent more expensive repairs later.

Schedule HVAC Services Today

Don’t wait for a breakdown to realize the importance of HVAC preventive maintenance. 

At Sewell Electric, our team of qualified HVAC technicians is ready to help you focus on HVAC maintenance. We’ve kept homes and businesses comfortable in Franklin and Williamson counties for over 72 years.

Reach out today to schedule service and join thousands of other satisfied customers.