Are You Neglecting Your House? recently posted an article titled “6 ways you may be neglecting your house“. In the article, they list six different home maintenance issues that you might be thinking about putting off this year.

The first issue they mention?

An annual HVAC inspection.

From the article:

In this economy, you may be tempted to delay or even skip minor home-maintenance repairs, cleaning jobs and inspections in your home. But don’t be penny-wise and dollar-foolish. That $200 or $300 you save today could result in expenditures of $3,000 or even tens of thousands next month or next year if hidden problems in your home go unnoticed and become worse.

Remember, continual maintenance prolongs the life of the equipment. “You’re sitting there with an investment of thousands (of dollars) in your HVAC system, and you’re investing a few hundred dollars in maintenance,” Townsend says.

Read the entire article on MSN’s website here.