If you want your HVAC system to cost less money to run on a daily basis, you have to be smart about it. Of course, using your thermostat wisely, setting timers, and trying to use your HVAC for fewer hours during the day can all be helpful.
But, these solutions aren't going to prevent the natural decline in efficiency that comes as HVAC systems get older. That is, many of the components within your HVAC system are going to use more electricity as time goes on. Even a slight change in your system can cause some components to use more electricity. HVAC systems are so complicated and involve so many working parts that they require constant care and attention. Good HVAC maintenance requires not only having your system serviced by professionals but also doing your part to make sure everything is working as well as possible.
Maintenance Will End Up Saving Your Money
Since residential HVAC systems can cost so much to run if they aren't properly maintained, it is of the utmost importance that you have your system tuned up by professional about once a year. The cost of a tuneup, which will usually be less than $75, is going to be well worth it in the long run since it can save you a good chunk of change on a monthly basis.
This isn't even taking into account the possibility of having to replace your major appliances prematurely. That is, if you don't maintain your HVAC system, the big appliances, like the condenser and evaporator, are going to need to be replaced sooner than expected. It can be very costly to replace, for example, a condenser unit which costs thousands of dollars.
What Can You Do To Help?
Besides having your system serviced regularly, what can you do to increase its efficiency? First of all, the most important piece of DIY HVAC maintenance, for pretty much any system, is on time filter replacement. This simply comes down to the fact that filters need to replace a couple of times a year. Most filters only last only three to six months. So, if you are diligent, you will replace your filters several times in between HVAC maintenance visits. Since many people don't do this, their filters end up being very dirty by the time the HVAC contractor comes to their house.
So, your system will be cleaner and require less professional work if you do your part with the filters. For more information on getting a heating tune-up, contact your local HVAC service.
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