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Is Your System Ready for Spring?
Hot. Cold. Hot. Cold. Nowhere else but Texas can you go from wearing shorts on Saturday to a jacket on Sunday. Now’s the time to make sure your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is running properly.
Preventative maintenance and seasonal tune-ups can increase energy efficiency, extend the life of equipment, improve air quality and decrease costly repairs. And even though you may not be experiencing any troubles with your system today, don’t risk a system breakdown while entertaining friends and family. Now’s the time to reduce energy costs, extend equipment life, and prevent costly repairs.
For all our Texas customers, we recommend system maintenance and inspection checks twice a year – kind of a Texas 2-Step for your HVAC.
Clean Your System
Check for any damage or dirt buildup around any outdoor unit.
Clean two feet of space around any outdoor unit.
Keep AC & Heating Units free of leaves, grass & other debris.
Change your air filters.
Consider installing a programmable thermostat to control when the heat comes on.
Once your equipment is inspected, cleaned and settings are adjusted – test the system to make sure it’s working properly.
Ensure the system starts and operates as expected.
Make sure it powers down when it’s supposed to – including the air handler and exhaust fans as well.
Have It Inspected
Yearly service of your HVAC system ensures it runs properly. Homeowners should have the system inspected in the fall to best prepare it for the demands of winter.
If Your HVAC System is as Old as the Hills, Replace It
Replacing your home’s HVAC system is an expensive proposition, but if your system is old and inefficient, the added comfort and financial benefits of a new system can be very real. If your system is more than 10 years old, you should ask one of our service technician’s opinion on the longevity of your system. Replacing it with a high-efficiency model could reduce your home’s annual energy bill by as much as 30 percent.
Sufficiently Insulate the Attic
One of the easiest ways to help your HVAC system operate at peak performance is to lighten its load. Insulating your home’s attic keeps warm air in the home and prevents it from escaping outside. This allows your HVAC system to do less and still maintain your home’s proper temperature. According to EnergyStar.gov, insulation in the attic should be high enough to obstruct the view of the floor joists.
Hire A Pro
It’s a good idea to hire an HVAC company to inspect and do maintenance on your system every fall and spring. Here at AC Works 365, we do things like inspect and clean the wiring and mechanisms of the unit, which is bit more challenging for the average homeowner.
HVAC Service Contracts
Our HVAC service contracts can be a very cost-effective way to make sure your system is properly maintained and to have one of our pros on call when things go wrong. Depending on the amount of services offered, our HVAC Service Contracts range between $150 and $500 per year, but they often include yearly inspections of both your furnace and A/C, discounts on major repairs, and preferred scheduling status when you have problems during the busy season.