Hot summer temperatures can have homeowners in Cape Charles, VA using their air conditioners around the clock, but temperature extremes often put more strain on home HVAC systems. Use these three HVAC tips to reduce strain on your system and save money on cooling costs and AC repairs.
1. Replace HVAC Air Filters as Needed
One of the most common sources of excess strain on an HVAC system is restricted airflow due to dust building up on the filters. The first step for homeowners wanting to extend the life of their air conditioners is to check and replace the air filters regularly.
Most manufacturers recommend replacing HVAC filters about every one to three months, but that is just an average. You may need to replace your filters sooner than that during the summer and winter since your central air sees heavy use during those times of the year. This simple and affordable practice can reduce strain on your AC and simultaneously lower energy costs.
2. Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance Checks
You would never think of running your car into the ground by skipping routine maintenance and oil changes several times per year, so don’t make that mistake with your home. Protect your investment by signing up for an annual maintenance plan.
Year-round preventative maintenance is key to extending the life of your central cooling and heating system. Our spring and fall 15-point service checks will spot potential issues with your HVAC system and enable us to reduce the need for more expensive repairs down the road.
3. Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat
Another great way to minimize the need for HVAC repairs is to upgrade to a smart thermostat. Today’s smart thermostats can automatically analyze your family’s cooling and heating patterns to optimize your system for maximum efficiency and comfort. Energy Star smart thermostats can reduce cooling costs by an average of 8% throughout the year, which means less HVAC strain too.
Don’t cause your home’s central heating and cooling system to wear down due to excess strain. Contact Absolute Comfort Heating & Cooling, Inc. today for an inspection and t
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