Benjamin Franklin famously said that “…an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to the HVAC system in your Adel, Georgia, home, the same is true. Investing in maintenance, observing usage recommendations, and checking the outdoor unit are essential steps that help you to protect your HVAC system.
Battling the high summer temperatures isn’t easy. It also isn’t cheap. Keeping heat and humidity in check becomes even more costly if your system wastes energy. Considering heating and cooling account for more than half of the average home’s energy consumption, even modest energy efficiency gains are worth it. Here are a few ways you can curb energy waste:
- Schedule professional maintenance annually. Our service technicians look for damage that could cause the system to work harder.
- Follow the manufacturers’ recommendations for changing filters and using thermostats. Clogged filters prevent efficient airflow. Incorrect thermostat settings affect the unit’s cycling rate.
- Check the outdoor unit regularly. Look for landscaping debris that might clog or affect components in the condenser.
These steps will help to reduce energy waste and, therefore, your heating and cooling bills. Additionally, you will minimize wear and tear and help to protect your HVAC system.
It’s no secret that replacing or repairing an HVAC system is costly. Why risk such an expense any sooner than necessary? Modern HVAC systems can last for decades, but poor maintenance can doom even high-quality equipment. A regular maintenance schedule, on the other hand, can mean system durability. It can also help to reduce the need for frequent repairs.
Regular HVAC maintenance is one of the best investments you can make. It saves money, improves comfort, and provides peace of mind. Your system is in good hands with the team at Waller Heating & Air Conditioning. To learn more about other ways to protect your HVAC system, check out our blogs or give us a call today at (229) 375-5040.
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