Many homeowners take their HVAC system for granted, trusting it to provide comfortable temperatures in hot Stafford, Texas, weather with little to no care and attention. Neglecting your HVAC system will cost you money in several ways, just as a few smart moves can quickly put cash in your pocket.
Skipping Annual Maintenance
You should have your HVAC system serviced twice a year. Schedule one visit for your furnace in the early fall before temperatures drop and another for the air conditioner in spring while it’s still cool out. These regular maintenance visits are essential for prolonging the life of your system. During each tuneup, your HVAC technician will clean coils and fans, tighten loose connections, lubricate moving parts, and check for loose or worn fittings. A well-maintained system operates more efficiently, lasts longer, and requires fewer repairs.
Living with Dirty Filters
You should change the air filter in your HVAC system every one to three months. You’ll enjoy higher energy efficiency levels with a clean filter. You will be able to increase comfort and still save money on every energy bills.
Obstructing Your Airflow
Can air flow freely through your home, keeping it evenly comfortable from room to room? Check your registers to make sure that they are all open to allow air to come in easily. Make sure none of the vents are covered by curtains, rugs, or furniture as well. If air can’t flow freely through your home, your system will need to work harder than necessary to keep you comfortable. This will wear down your system faster, and shorten its lifespan.
Sticking with Old Units
If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old, you could benefit from an upgrade. Today’s systems are more energy efficient than their older counterparts, so you’ll pay less for the same comfort levels. Although this is an upfront investment, it can save you on repairs and energy bills over time.
If you need help minimizing your energy bills and keeping your HVAC system in peak condition, contact Conditioned Air at 281-201-0356. We can help you keep a well-maintained system all year long.
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