Trying to keep up with household repairs is often a frustrating, tiring task, to say the least. Sometimes it feels like you’re treading water and can’t quite break the surface. While it’s impossible to make all bills disappear, we can at least reduce them significantly. As a homeowner, there are steps you may take to reduce your HVAC repairs and their costs significantly. For instance, consider regularly scheduled maintenance from a trusted professional.
Your HVAC system requires thorough care to ensure it operates correctly. Manufacturers typically recommend annual maintenance to ensure smooth operation. Furthermore, changing your air filter once per month is ideal for most households.
Some further energy-saving tips include:
- Seal your home. Most homeowners do not realize the amount of air they allow to leak from cracks or gaps in the doors and windows. Sealing these entry points is crucial to maintaining a stimulating environment and reduce waste.
- Don’t cool empty homes. If you have a programmable thermostat installed, make use of it. Do not let your air conditioner cool a house without anyone in it. Instead, schedule your thermostat to start shortly before you arrive.
- Identify weak points. Each home has that one room that is uncomfortable no matter what. Determine the issues with this room and solve them accordingly.
Most service providers and manufacturers will recommend annual maintenance or tune-ups for your HVAC system. It’s ideal to follow a routine to ensure quality performance.
During an annual tune-up, an experienced technician will survey your entire system, seeking out weak points or potential repairs. With these repairs caught early, your costs will be significantly reduced.
To schedule HVAC repairs or maintenance, contact Burnside Air Conditioning, Heating, and Indoor Air Quality by calling 972-439-9923. We’re happy to help you reduce your monthly costs!