Risks of Missing Fall HVAC Maintenance

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As we move squarely into fall season and homeowners around Arizona are thinking about the shift from ultra-hot summer temperatures to something a bit cooler, your HVAC system is an important consideration. Even though Arizona doesn’t have much snow or traditional winter weather, temperatures get to freezing level or the low 40s on a regular basis through the cool season – and ensuring your HVAC system is prepared to handle this is vital.

At Accurate Air, we’re here to provide a comprehensive range of air conditioning and heating maintenance, tune-ups, repairs and even installations if needed for clients around Tempe, Scottsdale and nearby areas. Here are some of the key risks you’re taking if you skip fall HVAC service, which will double as ways of explaining why this service is so important and what gets covered during it.

Minor Issues Becoming Major Issues

One of the primary purposes of an HVAC system tune-up, particularly as we move from hot to cool seasons, is catching and addressing any minor issues before they turn into larger problems. Your system may have undergone some pretty significant strain over the hot Arizona summer, and there may be minor areas of damage or wear that have begun to form. During a tune-up, our technicians will identify and fix these before they become major concerns that could cause serious damage or even lead to system failure.

If you don’t have a tune-up and you ignore these minor issues, on the other hand, they will continue to grow and compound. Not only does this risk potential major damage or even system replacement, it also leads to much higher repair costs in general.

Efficiency Drops

In addition, any areas of wear or damage within your HVAC system may be causing it to run less efficiently than it should be during the cool season. This means you’re using more energy and paying more for your HVAC service, even though you don’t need to be.

During a tune-up, our technicians will inspect all areas of the system that may lead to lowered efficiency, including filters, ducts and several other potential areas. We’ll clean them or make any needed repairs as we go in order to improve efficiency and save you money.

Warranty Issues

From a financial perspective, another risk you’re taking if you skip fall HVAC maintenance is potential warranty issues. Many warranties require regular tune-ups from a certified technician in order to remain valid, and you should be aware of this if your system is still under warranty. Skipping just one tune-up could void the entire warranty, leaving you on the hook for some very expensive HVAC repair or replacement costs down the line.

In fact, it’s tough to find a major manufacturer these days who doesn’t require a HVAC tune-up at least once per year to maintain warranty coverage. This is considered the industry standard, and for good reason – it protects both you as the customer and the manufacturer from any potential disputes over maintenance.

Safety Concerns

Several HVAC-related safety risks exist during the fall season. These include issues like carbon monoxide leaks (which can be deadly if not addressed) or even potential electrical concerns. During a tune-up, our technicians will check all safety areas of your system and make any necessary repairs to protect you, your family or anyone else who enters the home.

Simple Comfort

Furthermore, we can’t emphasize enough the simple comfort demands of ensuring your HVAC system is well-maintained before winter arrives. Without this service, you risk a breakdown mid-winter when temperatures drop – and our services will be in high demand at this point, meaning you may wait longer for repairs or pay more for them.

Protecting Other Home Elements

You may not have considered this, but HVAC service even extends to certain related areas of your home. For instance, if your AC unit’s drain line is leaking, this can create issues like water damage and mold growth in other parts of the home. Similar related risks can occur if your system is not being properly maintained.

But with a basic inspection, cleaning and tune-up from Accurate Air, you won’t have to worry about any of these risks. You’ll be protected against major repairs or replacements for the foreseeable future, plus avoid both efficiency and warranty issues that could be costly down the line.

Contact our team today to learn more about any of our HVAC services. We serve clients in Tempe, Scottsdale and nearby areas, and we’ve helped countless homeowners keep their systems running optimally all year round. Let us do the same for you!

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