Does My HVAC Really Need Maintenance?


Scheduling maintenance on an HVAC system that appears to be working just fine may seem like an odd idea. After all — if it ain’t broke, why call someone out to fix it? While it’s easy to put off or even to outright forget those preventative maintenance appointments each year, it’s important to make sure your central heating & air system is overseen by professionals even when everything seems fine.

What can regular preventative maintenance do for you? We have a few examples.

Regular Maintenance Fights Dust and Dirt Accumulation

Over the course of time, dust and dirt will build up in certain key areas, like the condenser coils, air filters and even sometimes in air ducts. Without regular visits from a professional, your HVAC will likely begin to lose efficiency over time.

You’ll watch your power bills begin to rise even as your thermostat setting doesn’t change. You could lose hundreds of dollars to inflated energy bills while all that dirt build-up continues to get worse.

Regular Maintenance is Much Less Expensive Than Replacement

Homeowners whose HVACs don’t receive yearly maintenance checks often find they don’t make a call for help until they’ve had a total breakdown occur. Costs for repair could be in the hundreds of dollars — and a bad enough breakdown could end with an A/C replacement costing several thousand dollars.

A regular maintenance visit from Donnelly’s Plumbing Heating and Cooling, provided once or twice per year, is cost-effective and will save you hundreds over waiting until something breaks to call for help. Our professionals will come out and take a look at your system, catching those small issues that arise before they turn into expensive repairs and replacements.

A Thorough Inspection Beats a DIY

Many homeowners believe that they can take a quick look at their HVAC unit and decide whether or not it needs to be looked at, but nearly all of the truly important technology involved takes place deep inside the unit itself.

Our yearly visits not only include a thorough inspection of evaporator coil, condenser, air cleaner, thermostat, air filter, duct work, and safety controls, we also check for the presence of carbon monoxide or other harmful exhaust issues. You’ll have the peace of mind that comes with an experienced technician ensuring your system is safe for you and your family.

Don’t Break Down — Call Donnelly’s Plumbing Heating and Cooling First

Whether you’re interested in signing up for the Gold Star Program (with new benefits and changes coming soon!) or you’re just looking to speak with someone about your home heating, cooling, or plumbing, Donnelly’s Plumbing Heating and Cooling is happy to help.

We can walk you through potential issues, service, and even the installation of new systems to help keep your home comfortable all year long. You can reach us by phone at (215) 855-2014 or schedule service online at any time!

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