Richmond, Virginia, is one of the oldest and most historical major cities in the U.S. Most of Richmond’s homes were built before 1940. If you live in one of these historic beauties, your HVAC system has likely been replaced at least once — probably more like two or three times. If you’d like to put off another replacement for a while longer, investing in maintenance is your best bet.
With maintenance, your AC system can last as long as 15 years. AC maintenance is a good investment because it keeps your system working more efficiently, which lowers monthly energy bills. Maintenance also improves your indoor air quality, something everyone cares about.
Since the 1920s, our family has had roots in Richmond and HVAC solutions. We’re invested in this area and you.
Any well-maintained cooling unit will last longer. Without maintenance, you’ll need a new AC system within eight to 10 years. Your HVAC system has many moving parts that need annual inspection and lubrication. This keeps everything working efficiently.
Some AC repairs cost as much as $2,300/repair. By preventing the need for these repairs, maintenance saves money. AC maintenance also increases energy efficiency, meaning your energy bills will be lower for the same level of cooling. Without maintenance, you’ll likely have to replace your broken system sooner rather than later.
Perhaps most importantly, if you ignore maintenance, you’ll have more airborne pollutants and allergens that cause illness. Your air quality will suffer without a clean AC unit and ductwork. This is important to most households, especially those with children, elderly, or chronically ill family members.
It’s tempting to DIY many home management tasks, but DIY HVAC and AC maintenance isn’t a good idea. Your time is valuable.
By the time you’ve obtained the right tools, studied the how-to articles, jumped in, and realized it’s taking longer than you planned, your local Short Pump Heating & Air technician could have come and gone:
Maintenance tune-ups save money. Avoiding maintenance isn’t worth the risk of damaging your AC system or missing important problems.
Our technicians have years of training and experience.
We will inspect more than you. We can eliminate a repair by knowing what warning signs to look for. We’re good at what we do.