Do you know what it takes to keep your home heating system working efficiently? Most people know that the filters need to be changed from time to time, but exactly when should you be changing them? What type of filter should you be using? Is there anything else that homeowners can do to ensure that the system they rely on to heat and cool their homes operates using as little energy as possible? My blog will show you all sorts of things about maintaining your home heating and cooling system. In the end, you will know just what to do to take care of your home's system.
Even if you do not have the time or skill to maintain your HVAC system on your own, it is very important that you at least schedule annual professional maintenance. Having a professional come to your home to inspect your system and make repairs, if necessary, is something that could end up saving you money. That is, even though it will cost about $50 to have a professional technician perform a basic service call, it can be much more expensive to make repairs that are caused by poor long-term maintenance. Failure to perform regular maintenance can also result in inflated monthly bills.
Professionals perform a bunch a simple tasks that end up making your system more energy efficient. For instance, professionals will not only change your air filters, they will also clean out the empty compartment. If necessary, they will recommend that you invest in duct cleaning. Duct cleaning is done by specialists and only costs about $50 more.
Keeping Moisture Out of Your System
HVAC pros often look at the evaporator and condenser units, which not only helps to create cold air, they also ensure that it is free of moisture. Keeping moisture out of your air handler, and motor is very important. Moist air does not flow as well, it can cause mold on your duct walls and motor system, and it can lead to rusting. HVAC techs will also test the levels of your refrigerant lines.
Saving Money in the Long Run
If you do some basic math, you will see that investing in HVAC maintenance should be a no brainer. For instance, imagine that you pay for $50 maintenance call every year. Over the course of 10 years, this will cost about $500. But, if you never pay to have your system maintained at all during the same period, there is a good chance that your furnace or air conditioner will fail completely. A replacement furnace is going to cost several thousand dollars. Additionally, a new air conditioner can cost even more. This doesn't even take into account the potential savings through your reduced utility bills thanks to regular maintenance.
This can add up to hundreds of dollars over a single year. While it is easy to put HVAC maintenance aside, you should not procrastinate, because it usually ends up saving you money, increasing your air quality, and contributing to an eco-friendly and greener household.Share
31 May 2018