Your Greer, South Carolina home’s HVAC system is one of the most expensive parts in your house. By taking care of the system, you can avoid a lot of costly repairs. Read on to learn how you can extend your system’s lifespan, potentially saving you thousands of dollars.
Schedule Semi-Annual Tune-Ups
A semi-annual tune-up prevents premature system failures and costly malfunctions. During a tune-up, a technician will perform a complete inspection, checking for worn parts and other issues. He or she will also clean the coils, lubricate moving parts, check refrigerant levels, remove buildup from condensate drains and check for loose or damaged wires and connections. The tune-ups boost system efficiency and prevent excessive wear and tear.
Make Smart Home Improvements
Consider making energy-efficient, smart home improvements to lower your home’s heating and cooling needs:
- Seal air drafts.
- Add more insulation.
- Use insulating drapes or shades.
- Open drapes in the winter, and close them in the summer.
- Set the system’s fan to the auto setting.
- Use a programmable thermostat.
Completing these actions can increase your system’s energy efficiency, extend your system’s lifespan and save you money on heating and cooling costs.
Change Air Filters
Look at your HVAC system’s air filter every month. If it looks dirty, replace it. When you replace the filter, write the date on it. A dirty air filter overworks your heating and cooling system. The clogged filter impedes airflow, causing the system to cycle more frequently. This can wear out the motor and other components. The Department of Energy recommends changing your HVAC system’s air filter at least every 90 days.
To learn more about how to extend the lifespan of your HVAC system, contact Preferred Choice Heating and Air today.