When we talk about how much something “costs,” we’re usually not just talking about the initial price tag. Sure, your nice TV probably had a hefty initial cost, but what good is a TV without the electricity and show subscriptions to actually watch things on it? Our appliances are worth a lot more than their initial price, and this is especially true with systems we rely heavily on. Your air conditioner is one of those appliances that has a hefty price tag but ultimately is just a large steel box until it’s powered with electricity and charged with refrigerant.
Today, we’re going to talk about the true cost of AC maintenance in Montgomery County. More particularly, we’re going to talk about how air conditioning maintenance has an initial price that scares some customers, but it’s actually saving you money in the long run! Keep reading to learn more.
A Program That’s Worth the Money
AC maintenance is worth the money, even if you were to take it at face value. Taking away all the future benefits that come from maintaining your system, it’s still a valuable resource that’s worth every penny.
During maintenance, a professional HVAC technician from our team will inspect your system vigorously. They’ll find any budding problems and repair them, as well as tune the system up to provide cool temperatures with less energy consumption. All of this will give you great results and peace of mind that you are all set for the summer.
Remember, comfort and peace of mind are valuable and worth the money!
What Rejecting AC Maintenance Truly Costs
Now let’s say that you’re deciding to forgo maintenance because you think that your system can handle it for a summer or two. Fair enough! But we need to talk about the true cost of this decision.
An unmaintained air conditioner will lose up to 5% of its energy efficiency per year of missed maintenance. This adds up to a considerable amount of money you might be paying in the future. Also, maintenance helps avoid repairs, so your air conditioner could break down next year due to a problem that was preventable this year.
Make the Smart Choice
If you can’t afford maintenance, then we understand. Not everyone is in the situation to spend money on their air conditioning. Times have been tough in the past couple of years, and we don’t want to shame anyone who doesn’t have the budget to invest in this service. In this case, you might be better off using that money for more important priorities like putting food on the table or paying your mortgage.
However, if AC maintenance can be a part of your budget, then you absolutely should invest in it. It’s smart because it keeps you in good shape for the future. Whatever you save now without paying for maintenance, you’ll likely spend in the near future in AC repairs, component replacements, and even high utility bills.