When it’s hot outside, nothing feels better than coming into a cool, air conditioned house. When it’s cold outside, you want to warm up in a nice heated home. That’s why it’s important to ensure that your air conditioning and heating system will always work when you need them to. You can do this by maintaining your units and repairing or replacing them when they break.
Properly maintaining your units will also save you money on your utility bills. It’s also a good idea to have upgrades done such as insulation and air sealing to help cut the sue of your energy and reduce environmental emissions.
It’s important to remember some of these tips to ensure a lower energy bill. Keep your thermostat as low as comfortably possible during the winter months. During the summer, keep it as high as possible. Make sure to turn off the unit or raise or lower it when you are away from home or on vacation. There is no need to heat or cool a house when nobody is in it. In the fall, you can winterize your air conditioner since you won’t be using it for the next few months. Start by brushing off any leaves or debris that may have accumulated around the unit. You don’t want any debris to get into your unit because it can damage the system. Also make sure you cover it well with a waterproof cover so that water does not get into the unit. This can cause mold and mildew to form inside the air conditioning unit damaging it.
It’s a good idea to replace filters on air conditioning units and furnaces at least once every couple of months. This will keep the air flowing easily through them and you won’t need to use as much heat or air. It is really hard on your unit when air cannot pass through a clogged or dirty filter. Also, the more often you change the filter, the easier it will be for the filter to catch dust and other allergens that may come through. You should also clean your radiators, registers and baseboard heaters regularly and make sure there is nothing blocking them like furniture or drapes.
When the time comes to buy a new heating or air conditioning unit, select energy efficient models. You will be surprised at how much money you can save in the long run.
By following these simple maintenance tips when it comes to your heating and air conditioning units, you will ensure that they last a long time and run efficiently.
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