Equipment often appears to be running fine but may be on the brink of failure. Furnaces can have cracked heat exchangers and appear to run properly. However, they are leaking carbon monoxide setting up a very dangerous situation. Air conditioners will run low on refrigerant allowing it to run harder and longer. This can eventually lead to equipment failure. Just because it runs when you want it to doesn’t mean there is not a serious problem.
Changing filters is not all the maintenance you need. That is a good start, but more should be done. Changing and keeping filters clean is critical to maintaining the proper air flow through your equipment. However, there are numerous things that should be done regularly. The blower should be inspected and lubed. Refrigerant level and thermocouples checked. Burners adjusted and cleaned. You see it’s more than just changing filters.
Regular service is critical to making your equipment last a long time and run efficiently. Regular servicing also can detect small problems before they become more serious. No one wants their system to fail on the hottest or coldest day of the year. Maintaining your equipment will lower your utility bills and extend the life of your equipment. Regular servicing helps keep your system in tip top shape and pays for itself in the long run.
Make a commitment to yourself to get your equipment serviced. The longer you wait, the sooner it will wear out. Seriously consider a maintenance agreement. Regular service will extend the life of your equipment and help maintain its efficiency.