Since 1965, Huge Heating & Cooling has been providing HVAC service, installation, repair, and maintenance to the residents of Northeast Ohio. Through the decades, we have also worked to become a trusted resource for reliable information and guidance to our residents, and an advocate for regular maintenance of HVAC equipment.
HVAC systems have over 100 components that all work together. If one part isn’t functioning correctly, it can interfere with the performance of the other parts, which could ultimately lead to energy inefficiencies and reduce the lifecycle of your system.
We want to share with you in this paper some statistics on equipment inefficiencies and the benefits of regular maintenance that show how regular maintenance can help prolong the life of your system and save you money.
TRUTHS ABOUT EQUIPMENT FAULTS AND INEFFICIENCIES
Faults that occur in residential HVAC systems still allow the system to run, but less efficiently. Over time, if the faults are not discovered, the entire system could fail. Some common problems that could cause an HVAC system to fail include leaks, seals, drainage problems, dirty or clogged filters, electric control failure, blower problems, and sensor malfunctions, to name a few.
Regular HVAC maintenance can reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by as much as 95%.
BENEFIT OF A COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
Saves you money on repairs or replacement
Regular maintenance ensures your HVAC system is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible and reduces the need for reactive maintenance. Regular maintenance can catch faults before they happen and are often much less expensive to repair.
Average HVAC repair costs are between $150 and $450, with most homeowners spending $300 on AC service and $300 on furnace service.
Average furnace repair costs:
- Repair blower motor – $150
- Replace blower motor – $450
- Replace thermostat – $50 to $200+
- Replace ignitor – $300 to $400
- Repair flame sensor – $80
- Replace flame sensor – $250
- Repair heat exchanger – $100
- Replace heat exchanger – $500 to $1,200
- Repair pressure sensor/circuit board – $50
- Replace pressure sensor/circuit board – $350
- Replace gas valve – $150
- Replace smart valve – $750
- Replace draft inducer – $150 to $450
Average cooling system costs:
- Replace condensate drain tube – $20
- Replace condensate drain pump – $240 to $450
- Replace drain pans – $250 to $575
- Flush drain line – $75 to $250
- Recharge refrigerant – $250 to $750
- Repair refrigerant leak – $200 to $1,500
- Replace compressor – $1,900
- Repair outdoor fan motor – $200 to $650
- Replace breakers, relays, or fuses – $75 to $290
- Replace condenser coil – $1,900 to $2,900
Saves you money on energy bill
With a regular HVAC maintenance program, you could see savings of up to 30% or more on your energy bill. Here is a breakdown of approximate energy savings for specific maintenance procedures:
- 35% by adjusting the equipment operating sequence.
- 15% by cleaning the coils.
- 15% by changing air filters.
- 15% by cleaning the burner assembly.
- 30% by removing scale from condenser coils.
- 15% by changing air/fuel ratios.
- 9% by cleaning soot from the fire side of the burner.
- 20% by reducing V-belt slipping.
Prolongs the life of your system
Regular HVAC maintenance helps reduce wear and tear on your system, increasing its service life. In fact, regular HVAC maintenance can prolong the lifespan by 40%.
Improves the comfort of your home
Not all benefits of regular maintenance are financial. When your system is running properly, it more evenly distributes warm or cool air, improving your year-round comfort level.
Improves the indoor air quality of your home
In addition to comfort, regular HVAC maintenance improves your home’s air quality. Common indoor allergens and pollutants like dust, pet dander, dust mites, and cigarette smoke are 2-5 times higher than outdoor levels, according to the EPA. HVAC preventative maintenance can help ensure that the air going through your vents is as clean and filtered as possible.
HVAC Maintenance Program Benefits Wrap-Up
✓ Prevents untimely repairs during peak season
✓ Extends the life of your HVAC system
✓ Lowers utility bills
✓ Improves system reliability
✓ Helps maintain warranties
While it may be more top of mind during winter and summer months, HVAC maintenance should be a year-round priority. With our yearly HVAC maintenance inspection program, our licensed, professional technicians will:
- Catch small problems before they become major
- Save money on operating costs
- Make your equipment last longer
- Priority service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Maintain a peace of mind
Request an appointment today or give us a call at 440-234-4157 so we can help get your HVAC system ready for the winter season.