Maximizing Your Home’s HVAC Efficiency
A healthy HVAC system is a necessity all year-round in order to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer! Your home’s HVAC system should last between 10 to 20 years, but a system that is not regularly inspected and maintained is much more likely to experience multiple breakdowns and issues. These issues can lead to high repair costs and the potential need for an early replacement of your heating and cooling units.
Not only will properly maintaining your HVAC system ensure that you get the most life out of it, but it will also maximize your home’s energy efficiency and lower your utility bills. Here are three recommendations to keep your HVAC system running as smoothly and efficiently as possible!
Inspect and Test HVAC Components
It’s important to ensure that all parts of your HVAC system are working properly and operating at optimum performance. A healthy HVAC system should have a properly working fan, good refrigerant level and thermostat settings, no leaks in the heat exchanger, and clean coils and drain lines, just to name a few!
Check Gas and Electrical Connections
Your HVAC connections can come loose over time and can even break or fray. If a situation like this occurs, the performance of your system can be compromised and can potentially pose a very serious safety hazard. It’s crucial to make sure all of your gas and electrical connections are always clean, tight and in working order.
Clean or Replace Air Filters
Dust and dirt accumulate over time on the coils, vents and other parts of your HVAC unit. This can result in a decrease of your system’s capacity and overall airflow throughout your home. Cleaning or replacing your air filters every 90 days will ensure that your system is healthy and not circulating dust and allergens throughout your home. Inspecting and changing your filters as needed is crucial to your HVAC maintenance.
Now you know, properly maintaining your HVAC system is essential for maximizing your home’s efficiency, healthiness and comfortability. At Taylor Heating & AC, our preventative maintenance program can help improve your system’s functionality and keep your bills lower.
If you are in Puyallup, Washington and the surrounding areas, and would like the peace of mind that comes along with a properly maintained heating and cooling system, we would love to help get you set up with our Maintenance Plan. Get in touch with us today!