It may be tempting to put off HVAC services when your unit appears to be working fine. However, a working unit is not always an efficient one. Your inefficient HVAC unit could be affecting your Childersburg, Alabama, home in more ways than you might realize.

Increased Utility Bills

Failing to clean and maintain your unit can force it to work harder. The harder that your unit has to work, the more of an increase you will see in your monthly heating and cooling costs. Keeping up with routine maintenance and HVAC tune-ups not only decreases your monthly utility bills, but it can also help to extend the life of your unit, saving you money in more ways than one.

Poor Air Quality

Over time, dust and debris can build up in your HVAC unit. Left uncleaned, this debris is then distributed into your home’s air. Poor air quality can affect you and your family by worsening asthma and allergy symptoms and even causing headaches, breathing difficulties, and cold and flu-like symptoms. Changing your air filter regularly is the first step in improving your home’s air quality. However, it is only one of the steps. Changing your air filter does not clean the other parts of the unit and you may still be at risk of poor air quality.

Inefficient Temperature

An inefficient HVAC system can make it difficult to maintain a consistent and comfortable temperature in your home. Your unit may have to work harder to effectively heat or cool your home, without ever reaching your ideal temperature. Inconsistent temperatures can sometimes be an easy fix, but ignoring the problem month after month can get costly. Also, ignoring the problem can result in it getting worse and costing you more in parts and repair costs.

Avoiding routine cleaning and HVAC maintenance can lead to increased utility bills, poor air quality, and inconsistent temperatures. Call Skelton Heating, Cooling, & Refrigeration at (205) 289-3413 today to schedule your HVAC tune-up service.

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