As the seasons change in Portsmouth, Virginia, your household relies on your heating and cooling system to maintain a comfortable indoor atmosphere. One of the best ways to ensure that your system can respond to the temperature swings is to keep up with regular maintenance. Annual HVAC maintenance also helps you save energy and keep your utility bills under control.
Substantial Energy Savings
Since about half of the energy used in the average household goes to heating and cooling costs, it makes sense that homeowners would want to find ways to keep their energy bills under control. An annual tune-up of both the heating and cooling system will ensure that each is running efficiently during the seasons when you need them most. Schedule your AC tune-up in the early spring and heater tune-up in the early fall to maximize energy savings during each season.
What Happens During a Tune-up?
If you’ve never had your equipment tuned up before, you may not know what to expect. A typical service should include a test of the system to make sure it’s producing enough airflow and operating efficiently. It should also include some light cleaning of the coils and checking the refrigerant level during the AC tune-up. Your service technician should also check all connections in the heating system, as an improper connection can create a dangerous situation in your home. The final step is making sure the thermostat is controlling the temperature and airflow adequately.
Extend the Lifespan
Along with keeping your energy bills under control, routine maintenance of your HVAC system can also extend its lifespan. Manufacturers estimate that equipment can last up to 15 years. But without regular maintenance, it likely won’t make it that long. You can protect your investment and avoid potentially expensive repairs by signing up for one of our maintenance plans.
We can show you how to start saving energy in your home with regular HVAC maintenance. Call Weather Makers, Inc. today at 757-263-4869.
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