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We all know how hot summer can be in America’s southern states. Because of that, we grow so reliant on dependable climate control.

The problem is that very few of us make any decisions about our HVAC in Greenville SC until something goes horribly wrong. Too few people are willing to contract for preventive maintenance on their systems, and so over time, they become dirty and overtaxed and it’s only a matter of time before they break down and cause a significant amount of upset.

When your system breaks down, usually during a period of extreme heat, it can be nearly impossible to get immediate repair help. Remember, at the same time you are suffering from the crisis there is likely a flood of other families in the same situation! It can be very frustrating to wait for the help you need.

HVAC-systemWe can think of a couple of reasons you might want to think about regular servicing for your HVAC system, and one of those is of course to avoid putting yourself and your family in a situation like this. Nothing creates more misery on the home front than being trapped inside a home that either has no working air conditioner or a broken heating system at a time when it’s super cold outside.

On top of that, it can be quite risky to have your older relatives or children exposed to extreme temperatures. Their respiratory systems are often compromised, and temperature spikes can wreak havoc on circulatory systems as well. This is why nursing home residents are often evacuated from their places as soon as power is threatened. They simply don’t deal with the crisis very well.

But there’s one other reason that you might not have even considered. When your system is poorly maintained, it builds up dirt inside and operates less efficiency. Even more concerning, if your filters are not regularly replaced and/or if your ductwork is not periodically wiped down clean, you can develop significant blockages that make it harder for your AC unit to push air into your living areas. And because it has to work that much harder to keep you comfortable, it really puts a significant strain on the equipment. This lies at the root of a lot of equipment breakdowns.

Further, this stealth inefficiency means that the equipment needs to run harder and longer than it was ever intended to operate. Because of this, your energy costs can spiral out of control quickly! Do yourself a favor, take a load off your budget and the environment by acting ahead of time and avoid that expensive repair.