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Dec 16 2015

How Do I Prevent My Heating and Air Conditioning System from Breaking

Avoid a Breakdown With These Tips!

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Infographic about HVAC Preventative Maintenance

Over the last several months, many SC homeowners have been relying on their home’s HVAC systems to keep their homes cool. With the extreme levels of heat and humidity that accompany a southern summer, air conditioning almost becomes a necessity. Now with cold winter nights fast approaching, homeowners are beginning to worry if their HVAC systems will keep their home warm enough. Whether it’s the middle of summer or the dead of winter, no one wants to live in a home without a properly functioning heating system. Here are a few HVAC maintenance tips you can use to keep your home’s heating and air conditioning running smoothly and effectively all year long.

Changing your system’s air filters often is not only a great way to ensure your system will run smoothly but also an easy way to extent the life span of your system. After all, dirty filters are among the most common reasons for a system breakdown. Over time, dust and dirt accumulate on the filter until air can no longer pass and the system overheats. By limiting airflow, dirty air filters force heating and air conditioning systems to use more energy to run. As a result, you’re left with costly energy bills. By regularly changing your air filters, you can cut up to 15% of your utility costs. You’ll see the savings on your energy bills and enjoy cleaner air in your home.

Another way to keep your HVAC system running strong all year long is to make sure the outdoor unit is clear from obstructions. Make sure to keep plants and debris at least two feet away for uninterrupted operation and maximum efficiency. And don’t forget to turn your HVAC systems up when you leave for the day! Adjust the temperature a few degrees from where you are comfortable and give your HVAC system a break while you’re gone. When you get home, it’s easy enough to return to a comfortable temperature and your energy bills will show the savings!

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly to keeping your heating and air conditioning system from breaking is to schedule annual inspections. Annual inspections are a great way to identify and prevent future problems. By signing up for a HVAC maintenance plan, you’ll not only benefit from annual inspections but you can rest assured that our technicians will use their knowledge and experience to keep your systems running strongly.

By following these steps you can make sure that your home’s HVAC systems will run efficiently and not breakdown, leaving your home stranded without comfort. Call Comfort Services for professional HVAC maintenance and repair anytime your home needs help!

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