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Why Regular Maintenance Can Reduce Your Utility Bills

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, September 03, 2015
HVAC Maintenance

If you think regular maintenance with maintenance agreements are just to keep your heating and cooling system running, think again. Not only can it keep it running smoothly, but it can also actually reduce your energy bills. Keep reading to learn how.

What is Regular Maintenance?

When your HVAC system seems to be running smoothly it seems like maintenance might not be necessary. The truth is that even if your system seems to be running smoothly, regular maintenance can help keep it that way and, in many cases, can find issues lurking below the surface that need attention. Here’s what gets checked during maintenance:

The entire system, twice a year:

  • Check and adjustment the thermostat
  • Inspect and lubricate the moving parts
  • Inspect and check the condensate drain
  • Check the system controls
  • Check the electrical connections

The air conditioner in the spring:

  • Clean and inspect evaporator and condenser coil
  • Check and adjust the refrigerant level
  • Check and adjust blower components

The heating system in the fall:

  • Check all heating system connections
  • Check and adjust the burner and heat exchanger

Why Does Maintenance Affect Energy Use?

When your system is running at its peak, it’s also going to be running at its most efficient. When there is no friction or issues compromising the way the air conditioner or heat runs, it will run without extra effort and without using excessive energy. Keeping it clean and running properly ensures the highest energy efficiency, which will show in reduced utility bills.

You want your HVAC system to run smoothly year-round to prevent breakdowns and to cut down on your utility bills. To find out more about how maintenance agreements can keep your system running efficiently to save you money on your energy bills, contact the team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning by calling 704-821-6255 or by clicking here.