In a helpful publication from buildings.com, a remarkable statement was made that puts the importance of routine maintenance on your HVAC system at the top of the list. It was stated in their publication that:
If you have a piece of equipment that costs $10,000 to maintain and has a forecasted life of 10 years if properly maintained, you will spend only $20.000 from first cost to replacement cost at the 10 year mark, assuming it would cost $10,000 again to replace it at the end of its life-cycle. However, if you did not properly maintain the unit and it failed at the 5-year mark, you would need to spend $10,000 to replace it after 5 years and then replace that same unit again in another 5 years if you continued to not perform maintenance. Your total cost would be $30,000.
The moral of the story here is easy to arrive at….if you don’t do preventative maintenance on your HVAC system, then it will cost you money…and likely thousands of dollars in a very short amount of time. In our previous article about HVAC system maintenance, we touched on this subject a little bit and we are reiterating the importance today. It has been tough weather in St. Louis this winter and it is important to keep your machines running at their optimal levels so that you don’t get stuck with a costly repair bill. Contact your St. Louis HVAC maintenance and repair experts at American Services today and we can come out and check out your system and quickly see what it needs to get up to speed and what it will take to keep it there. Whether it is a repair that you need, or just a comprehensive maintenance plan for ongoing performance of your system, we will have the tools and the expertise that you need to make and informed decision about your HVAC system and to save you money!