Your HVAC contributes to roughly 48% of your home’s energy use, which can easily become the largest expense. To save energy and money, make sure your HVAC is running to its full potential.
One way to save is to conduct regular maintenance on your system to keep it in optimal working shape. Regular upkeep requires an appointment from an HVAC professional, such as Easy AC, to perform an HVAC tune-up and run diagnostic tests on the system. Keep in mind that regular maintenance expenses could pay for themselves in the money you’ll save through a longer-lasting and energy-saving system.
Life is prolonged
If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat installed, adding one to your HVAC system in conjunction with a tune-up will save you money on your energy bill, as well as prolong the life of your unit.
The transition from air conditioning to heating heading into winter can wear on the integrity of your HVAC, and a programmable thermostat is a great way to let your system gradually adjust to the changing temperatures. Furthermore, if you’re not at home you can adjust the thermostat to use less energy while you’re away.
Nip potential problems in the bud
Too often people wait until there’s a problem to seek a solution. We’re all guilty of it. The adage of “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings true with HVAC systems. Don’t wait until adverse weather and temperatures set in to find that your unit needs a replacement part or a tune-up. Easy AC professionals will test your system, including an inspection of the condenser and evaporator coils. An HVAC tune-up should also include an inspection of the compressor and a refrigerant charge.
Clean filters promote efficiency
A common problem that plagues HVAC systems is a dirty filter. When ignored, filters collect debris, particles, dust, and other materials that drastically reduce the efficiency of your system. In fact, you can save a percentage of your energy bill each month simply by keeping your HVAC system clear of any dust, debris, and buildup.
The change of season is a reminder to replace your old filter with a new one. While this is a simple task you can likely do on your own, an HVAC tune-up includes this as a part of the service, leaving you with a system running smoothly and in tip-top shape.
Beat the rush
A peak season for HVAC business is winter. Summer heat and winter chills bring plenty of business for AC repairs.