Having a well maintained HVAC system means that you will have an efficient system. The HVAC system includes the cooling and heating systems, which represents the average usage of your monthly bills. Maintaining of your HVAC will reduce your utility bills at the end of the month.
Forced-air system can keep running efficiently, if you clean or change the air filter monthly. This is because, dirty air filters restrict the flow of air leading to low energy efficiency, plus leading to the system malfunctioning. Do not let your air condition run if you have removed the filters. In the event where your HVAC is clean and lubricated; it results to your system doing a good job therefore, leading to less energy use.
When ductwork which is accompanying the HVAC system has leaks, this will lead to the cool air seeping out and the hot air seeping in. This should not happen especially in the hot months. The opposite which is hot air seeping g out and cool air seeping in, in the cold months. The mentioned facts results to wasting energy and money.
This can be prevented by regular tune-ups, such as inspection and sealing up of the ducts. When tuning-up your HVAC the following is performed to minimize energy bills;
- Lubricating the moving parts in order to eliminate energy waste from friction.
- Tightening of the electrical connections, ensuring efficiency and safety.
- Checking the control settings and the thermostat for an accurate operation.
- Cleaning of the condenser coils and the evaporator ensures, that the HVAC does not run longer than required to keep you cool.
- Inspection of the condensate drain, pipe and pan to protect them against water damage.
You can keep your energy bills down through tune-ups which includes; inspection, cleaning and repairing. Regular tune- ups will tell you if your HVAC needs a replacement, maintenance or air conditioning repair. The mentioned steps allow your system to be in top notch, able to do its work without having to use a lot of energy. It is important for you to tune-up your HVAC before extreme temperatures.