Why is Regular HVAC Maintenance Important? Here’s What You Need to Know

Why is Regular HVAC Maintenance Important? Here’s What You Need to Know

Owning a home or business is a great responsibility – and with that comes another responsibility. And that’s to know why HVAC maintenance is important. 

Let’s put it this way: if you own a car, you wouldn’t drive it around and never change the tires, the oil, or have it regularly serviced. Without service and maintenance, your car’s lifespan deteriorates and its value decreases as well. The same goes for your home or business; HVAC is a critical component of a building’s nervous system and keeping it in top shape will not only benefit you and your family, but it will save you time and money down the road.

At Uncle Mike’s Home Service, HVAC maintenance is one of many things our professional team specializes in. We’ll tell you when you should have your HVAC system serviced, what the benefits are, what the ramifications are if you don’t, and more.

Why should you get routine HVAC maintenance?

There are many reasons why scheduling regular HVAC maintenance is important. Yes, we’ve already said it’s important a few times – but we’re also going to dig deeper into the specifics. Most companies that provide HVAC maintenance (like Uncle Mike’s Home Service) offer maintenance packages when you have a replacement or new installation. 

Uncle Mike could go on and on about why maintenance is critical to your home or business, but we asked him to narrow it down to a few key reasons.

Reduces the need for costly repairs

The sooner a problem is detected and a plan for maintenance is created, the better it is for your system’s overall health and performance. Regular maintenance can identify problems early, which makes for a smoother repair and a shorter timeline. The longer your system goes without inspection and maintenance, the higher likelihood those problems become more intensified – which can lead to major issues


Among them is a complete system failure, which is a multi-thousand dollar (rough estimate) project that will take some time. 

Why is Regular HVAC Maintenance Important? Here’s What You Need to Know

Improve the indoor air quality in your home

Filtering particles and pollutants from your home’s indoor air is one of the top job responsibilities of your HVAC system. If the system falls into disrepair and isn’t functioning properly, its ability to filter in cleaner and healthier air is going to be impaired (or destroyed altogether). 

Extend the life of your HVAC system


A regularly serviced and maintained HVAC system is a happy and healthy HVAC system. Let’s say the average lifespan of a system is 10-ish years…maintenance will make sure your HVAC system reaches its full life cycle and a company like Uncle Mike’s Home Service can let you know months in advance when a full replacement will be needed.

Why is Regular HVAC Maintenance Important? Here’s What You Need to Know

Meet the requirements of your HVAC system’s warranty

A little-known fact is that most HVAC systems come with a warranty that mandates inspection and maintenance. Neglecting maintenance can reduce or eliminate some terms of your system’s warranty – and to be frank, that’s not something you want. Most warranties also require evidence of maintenance or repair in order to fulfill terms of the warranty.

Reduce your home’s energy consumption

The harder your HVAC system works, the less efficient it becomes. And HVAC systems that are not properly maintained will see a decrease in efficiency over time, which becomes a problem for you as a homeowner: higher energy costs. Slower and less efficient HVAC systems require more energy to operate, and as a result, your energy bill is going to skyrocket.

What Happens if You Don’t Receive Regular HVAC Maintenance?

You’re going to have problems that you would rather not deal with.

Here’s the good news: those problems are easy to avoid! When you trust Uncle Mike’s Home Service, you get professional, high-quality service and maintenance that will keep your HVAC system humming along with efficiency. 

Higher energy bills

As we mentioned above, a laboring HVAC system uses more energy. More energy consumed = higher energy costs. And no one wants that.

Feeling discomfort in your own home

HVAC systems that are in need of maintenance do have some tells. One of the primary signs is the system not functioning properly, i.e. cool air isn’t filtering in as it typically does or the heating takes longer to warm to the desired temperature. This leads to discomfort because it’s more difficult to regulate temperature within the home.

Complete failure of your HVAC system

This is the least ideal scenario. Total failure of your HVAC system means, in all likelihood, that maintenance is long overdue and some components (if not all) have endured a breakdown. When a system failure occurs, you’ll not only need parts replacement, but the existing system will need to be removed and replaced with a new system. Headaches galore.

Poor indoor air quality, which can lead to health problems

When your HVAC system fails to work properly, it’s not doing one important job: filtering pollutants and “bad air” out. By removing dust, allergens, and pollutants, you can enjoy cleaner and healthier air for you and your family.

What Does Routine HVAC Maintenance Include?

If you’ve been wondering, you’ve come to the right place. 

Uncle Mike’s Home Service has been a trusted HVAC partner in Lincroft, N.J. and surrounding areas for more than 20 years – and you can say we’ve seen a thing or two. The importance of HVAC maintenance cannot be overstated; the short and long-term benefits are numerous and in most cases, the appointments can be scheduled well in advance.

A complete, thorough inspection of your HVAC system

Filters, air ducts, thermostat, air conditioning…you name it. Every aspect of your HVAC system will be meticulously inspected and scanned for potential problems. Our team will leave no stone unturned during the maintenance process.

Why is Regular HVAC Maintenance Important? Here’s What You Need to Know

Precision tune-up of all system components

Uncle Mike’s Home Service will make any and all necessary repairs and adjustments to your HVAC system components. This can include replacing or cleaning air filters, calibrating controls, checking electrical connections, and more.

Early detection of potential problems

“Why do I need a regular maintenance appointment for my HVAC system?” Well, one big reason is that we can find small problems before they turn into major issues. Not only will the lifespan of your system improve, but you’ll save money by avoiding costly repairs down the road.

Don’t Fret, Because Uncle Mike’s Home Service is Here to Help

HVAC system maintenance is no joke – and it should be a top priority for your home or business. If your HVAC system hasn’t received maintenance recently, it’s time to give Uncle Mike’s Home Service a call! Contact us today at 848-900-MIKE, or send our team an email at info@trustunclemike.com