You’ve heard time and time again that you need to have the HVAC system in your Orange, Texas, home serviced and maintained twice a year. Hearing that it should be done without knowing why or what the benefits are probably sounds like you’re being asked to spend money for no reason.
What if we told you that regular service, maintenance, and cleaning of your HVAC system will save you money in more than one way? A clean HVAC system means your energy bills will go down, you’ll have fewer repair bills, and you won’t have to buy a brand new system sooner than necessary. Plus, you won’t miss work or have to give up as much time waiting around for a repair person to show up and get your HVAC running again.
How is that possible? Take a look at how regular HVAC maintenance, even things you can do at home, and duct cleaning work together to save you time and money.
Maintaining Your HVAC System
Part of taking care of your HVAC system so that it runs efficiently and for longer is scheduling regular service. When we come out, we’ll test the controls, check the voltage and electrical connections, inspect your ductwork, check the refrigerant, clean the coils, brush away debris, and fix any small problems we see. By the time we’re through, your HVAC will probably run more efficiently than it has in weeks, if not months. Keeping it running well will help prevent the major spikes you’re used to seeing in your energy bills when higher or lower temperatures arrive.
If you do a bit to help in between scheduled maintenance, you can help maintain the efficiency all year. Check your air filter once a month, and change it every month or every other month. When you use your HVAC system a lot, you’ll probably need to change it once a month. When dirt and dust get trapped by the filter, it works less efficiently. A monthly check will make sure you don’t lose efficiency.
Keeping Your Ductwork Clean
Duct cleaning isn’t a common process, and many people may not even know it’s an option. If air is flowing through your home, so is dust and dirt. In places where your ductwork runs, dirt may not be your only problem. Vermin, rodents, and mold can live and multiply there, too. If you’ve lived in your current home for several years and never had your ductwork cleaned, you may have lost efficiency in your HVAC system, causing it to work harder than necessary and drive up your energy costs.
A professional duct cleaning is extremely thorough and can last anywhere from three to ten years, depending on factors like how often you clean, if you have smokers in your home, and if your home is prone to infestations of any kind. When we clean your ductwork, we use specially made brushes to dislodge dirt and debris from the ducts. Then we use a high-powered vacuum to suck up all the dirt and dust. Finally, we use chemical biocides to kill any bacteria and help prevent mold from growing in the future.
When we’re done, your ductwork will be nearly as clean as the day it was installed. Air will be able to move through your home easier, and your HVAC system will work more efficiently. This means less stress and strain will be placed on it. Ultimately, your energy costs will go down, and you’ll have fewer repairs in the future because the system won’t be working as hard as it was before.
It’s not enough to be told, “Schedule your HVAC maintenance!” You should understand exactly what the benefits are to taking care of your HVAC system, from regularly scheduled service to periodic cleaning of your ductwork. Anything you can do to help your HVAC work less and more efficiently will prolong its life, reduce repairs, and lower your energy costs.
When you’re ready to schedule a duct cleaning or your routine HVAC maintenance, contact us at Thermacon Service Company. Give us a call at 866-797-1535.
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