Why Get An Annual HVAC – Air Conditioner Service Inspection
San Diego HVAC – A home inspector is the right person to answer this question
In San Diego, when we are purchasing or selling a home, we all want the same thing when it comes to the home, and the HVAC is an important consideration – a thorough, independent, certified, professional home inspection with unshakable confidence in our findings. In order for you to have the best inspection possible here are some important things you need to know!
It does seem like these service companies are trying to make extra money on service, but in reality, they often lose money on the HVAC service call because the fee for the service is low. They make money on repairs, when problems are found during a service call, and there are some very good reasons to have the service and make repairs on any problems found. Doing it ASAP makes sense, not just for a home inspection as part of the sales process.
HVAC – Financial Reasons
HVAC systems that are serviced annually last far longer than buying an air conditioner and ignoring it until it dies. The cost of a new system is high, take care of it along the way. Would you buy a car and not change the oil until the engine fails or run the brakes until they no longer function? Of course not.
Another financial reason is that the yearly costs for electricity can be drastically less in a properly maintained unit. The picture above shows what is called an evaporator coil (or indoor coil). That build-up of dust and lint on the coil is costing the homeowner a fortune in added operating costs.
You can pay the electric company while you slowly kill your unit, or pay to maintain your air conditioner, it’s your choice.
HVAC – Comfort Reasons
HVAC units with proper service perform better day-to-day. They will keep you and your family more comfortable on those really hot and humid days.
The airflow throughout the home will likely be better and the temperature differential between the air crossing the filter and the air coming out of the registers will be within the proper range.
HVAC – Convenience Reasons
HVAC Reliability – Have you ever noticed that important systems in your home always fail at critical times like on July 4th while you have a houseful of guests? Try getting a repairperson out on a holiday.
It is an expensive, frustrating (yet memorable) event. If you are successful, it still serves to remind you that periodic inspections are a major part of preventative maintenance. What you might save on an annual HVAC service often costs you on repairs – and often at the worst time.
HVAC – Back-End Problems
As the best inspectors in the San Diego area, I can tell you that we know when a system has been properly maintained and when it has not. If you go to sell your home, it will likely be revealed to your buyer that the maintenance has not been so good. This can frequently cost you a home sale, or cost you extra money servicing, repairing, or even replacing the unit.
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