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Let’s Talk Numbers: How Much AC Maintenance Helps

Some homeowners don’t just want recommendations. You want cold, hard facts that will not only push you towards making the right decision but grant you peace of mind. If you’re looking for a breakdown of the numbers when it comes to how worthwhile air conditioning maintenance is, then you’ve come to the right place. We’d like to talk about just how much money you could save by investing in yearly, routine maintenance.

Keep in mind that many of these numbers are just averages. We can’t predict the future, and if an HVAC professional tries to tell you exactly how much money you’ll save, then they’re lying to you. What we can give you is an accurate estimate of how much an air conditioning tune-up in San Ramon can help your home, your budget, and your comfort.

Keep reading if you’d like to learn more about the value of this wonderful service.

Curbing Inefficiency

The first and most important aspect of HVAC maintenance is the curbing of inefficiency. It’s estimated that every year of skipped maintenance will result in 5% lower efficiency levels, on average. This means that your energy bill could increase 5% per year of missed maintenance. The worst part about this is this is that it’s just an average estimate, it could be more or it could be less, but you won’t know until it happens.

Take your average monthly energy bill. Let’s say that from June through September, your energy bill is about $400 in total. If you skip maintenance that year, you’ll see an increase of 5% on your energy bill, which is an extra 20 bucks that you’re paying. Now, imagine that amount increasing by 5% every single year. After just four years of skipped maintenance, your energy bill will have increased by $80 and you’ll be shelling out too much money every month.

Yearly, routine maintenance is the only surefire way to prevent this inefficiency from occurring.

Leaky Ducts

Your air ducts can leak the valuable conditioned air that comes from your system. If your air ducts are old, broken, or dirty, they could be causing you to lose up to 30% of your conditioned air.

This means that you’ll feel less comfortable temperatures in your home as your conditioned air gets leaked into crawlspaces and the outdoors where you won’t feel it. Also, your AC is going to work harder to produce 30% more cool air to meet the demand set on the thermostat, resulting in an even higher energy bill! Our duct sealing services are designed to stop air from leaking out while keeping things efficient.

The Longevity of Your System

Nobody likes the thought of having a brand-new AC system for only five years before it needs to be replaced. That’s way too short of a timeframe to own a system as complex and expensive as an air conditioner. That’s why air conditioning maintenance is so valuable, it helps extend the lifespan of your system so you get more out of it. The longer your air conditioner stays efficient (lasting 10 to 15 years in age), the less money you’re spending on a replacement system.

The pros at Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. can provide you with high-quality AC maintenance every year. Call us today!

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