According to the Department of Energy, heating accounts for approximately 42% of a home’s energy bill. By implementing energy-saving measures, such as maintaining your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, insulating and following recommended thermostat settings, you can save up to 30% on utility costs. Many of these HVAC measures are do-it-yourself tasks easily undertaken by Rock Ford, Georgia homeowners. Others require the services of a professional.
Change the HVAC Air Filter
Keeping the air filter clean is an important part of heat pump or furnace maintenance. Homeowners should check air filters every month, and change as needed. Dirty HVAC filters are the primary reason for furnace and air conditioner malfunctions. Filters capture airborne particulates before they enter the system. Clogged filters allow pollutants to flow into ducts and coat equipment, making the unit work harder. Eventually, these pollutants enter your living space, which affects indoor air quality.
Check Registers and Ducts
Keep drapes, furniture and rugs away from registers. Vacuum registers regularly to remove dust, spider webs and other debris. This allows air to flow freely into conditioned spaces, which reduces wear and tear on the furnace. Check joins of registers to ducts. Leaking ducts can allow up to 30% of conditioned air to be lost.
Have a Professional HVAC Maintenance Checkup
Call a professional for seasonal maintenance. Service technicians examine each component of the heating and cooling unit, including combustion systems, gas piping, thermostats, condensate drains, electrical connections, vents and heat exchangers. They also test for dangerous gasses, such as carbon monoxide on gas and oil furnaces. A well-maintained system runs efficiently and safely.
Deal’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a full-service HVAC contractor, providing maintenance, repairs and new installations of commercial and residential HVAC equipment. We are a Trane Comfort Specialist but work on all brands of HVAC equipment. Our trained technicians provide tips on how to maintain your equipment and lower energy bills without loss of comfort.
For more information about ways to maintain your heat pump or furnace, call the experts at 912-226-1351. We also offer 24-hour emergency service.