If you want to cut your energy bills, look no further than preventive maintenance for your home’s heating and cooling system. Your HVAC system is one of the hardest working, complicated appliances for your home, and professional maintenance keeps it running as efficiently and dependably as possible.
Anything with as many functional parts as an HVAC system needs periodic cleaning, lubrication and adjustments to keep it performing as the manufacturer intended. It’s essential to change the air filter and keep the outdoor condenser clean, but the services that an HVAC technician provides extends the lifetime of the equipment, prevents costly and uncomfortable breakdowns, and cuts energy consumption.
HVAC professionals use tools and equipment to access all parts of the equipment. They use pressure gauges to measure the refrigerant level and add more, if need be. Low refrigerant drives up energy costs with air conditioners and heat pumps and can contribute to compressor failure.
Technicians use safe chemicals to clean all the parts, including the coils inside the air handler and the outdoor condenser. Dirty coils slow the heating and cooling process and can contribute to eventual refrigerant leaks. A clean coil in the air handler removes more indoor humidity that makes your home more comfortable and healthier.
The electrical components inside the HVAC system need preventive maintenance as well. Over time, they get dirty and need cleaning to restore the optimal flow of electricity through them. Corroded and dirty electrical parts have more resistance, which creates heat. Clean parts increase the system’s safety and energy efficiency. Lubricated motors run more quietly and last longer.
Early spring and fall are the best times to have an HVAC technician maintain your system, but if you miss this window, any time is better than ignoring professional service altogether. It will prevent unexpected breakdowns when you most need conditioned air, especially during extreme weather.
If you want your HVAC system to run as safely, dependably and efficiently as possible, make preventive maintenance a priority. To learn more, contact Powers Heating & Air, providing trusted HVAC services for Peachtree City homeowners.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.
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