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Are There Tips for Maintaining My HVAC System That Can Lower My Utility Bills?

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, May 12, 2016
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If you’re sick of high utility bills it might be time to consider maintenance agreements. Why? Because regular maintenance is the key to a more efficient HVAC system. Here’s what you need to know:

HVAC Maintenance in a Nutshell

Regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system will not only prevent breakdowns and costly repairs, but it can also make it more energy efficient.

Here’s what you can expect from a typical air conditioner preventative maintenance visit, and how each step helps improve energy efficiency:

  • Check and clean the condenser coil to reduce refrigerant pressure so it doesn’t need to use as much energy
  • Inspect and clean evaporator coil for maximum cooling and energy efficiency
  • Inspect and clean the blower wheels to increase airflow and reduce energy use
  • Check refrigerant levels so AC unit doesn’t shut down due to improper charge
  • Inspect and change the air filters to optimize airflow for more effective cooling and less energy use
  • Inspect and adjust belts and pulleys to help protect the life of the compressor and increase airflow
  • Lubricate motors and bearings to help equipment run smoothly and without excess friction which can cause wear and tear as well as excessive energy use
  • Test and calibrate thermostat to be sure it’s functioning properly to prevent short run cycles and system overuse

Saving Energy Is Key

Energy efficiency is a big piece of the puzzle when it comes to maintaining your HVAC system. The more efficiently and effectively your system runs, the less energy it will use. The less energy you use, the lower your utility bills.

To get the most out of your HVAC system for the least amount of your monthly dollars, make sure your heating and cooling system are getting regular TLC. For everything you need to know about maintenance agreements and how they can help keep your HVAC system running right and running efficiently, contact our team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.