Heating and cooling systems are the main consumers of household energy. They use the most electricity and cost more to fix when they break down. A properly maintained system saves energy and money. According to Energy.gov, neglecting maintenance causes the cooling system to use more energy and break down more frequently. Here are a few suggestions that can help homeowners save money on HVAC repair bills.
1. Fix Problems Promptly
Problems that occur inside cooling systems are less expensive if fixed right away. The longer a problem exists, the bigger it can become. Something as simple as a clogged filter restricts airflow and can put excess pressure on the system to work harder. Internal pressure building up can cause seals in the ductwork to come apart, letting cool air filter out into other areas of the house and not through the vents to cool the rooms. The decreased air pressure coming out causes the system to cycle longer in an effort to keep the home cool.
2. Schedule Yearly System Checks
Pre-season checks can uncover low refrigerant levels, dirt clogs, loose parts and other issues. These can all be fixed before they cause major damage to the system and will cost a lot more than a simple maintenance call.
3. Sign up for a Maintenance Plan
Maintenance plans are regularly scheduled inspections of the heating or cooling system and all of its parts. Similar to car maintenance, the system is inspected and cleaned. The benefits of a maintenance plan is that the system has frequent checks for errors, and fixing problems when they occur extends the life of the system. An added benefit is that the homeowner may qualify for discounts or VIP service as part of their maintenance plan.
Contact Air Tech of Central Florida for HVAC Repair
If the air conditioning in your home isn’t working as well as it should, contact the heating and cooling specialists at Air Tech of Central Florida. Then, start having your home’s air conditioning system checked and serviced twice a year with our Maintenance Agreement plan.