According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and its affiliated programs, the average American household pays approximately $2,200 per year on energy. Nearly half of this amount, they report, is put toward the cost of heating and cooling homes. That unbelievable number, however, can be significantly lowered with proper HVAC maintenance and service throughout the year.
Higher energy bills aren’t the only consequence of infrequent maintenance work. The primary cause of equipment failure and diminished performance in heating and cooling systems is neglect. The buildup of dust and fine particles of debris that gather within ducts and equipment can cause irreparable damage to the entire system. Changing your unit’s filter regularly, particularly during the winter and summer, can help to prevent this type of damage, but filter replacement is never intended to stand in the place of professional checkups and maintenance.
Hiring an experienced San Antonio HVAC specialist is the first and most important step to ensuring that your heating and cooling system is working properly and efficiently. A technician will perform a comprehensive inspection of the system to evaluate any issues you may be experiencing and to determine the cause of these problems. He will check the thermostat, lubricate any moving parts to prevent damaging friction and tighten the electrical connections that allow the system to operate properly.
In addition to these routine maintenance tasks, your technician will inspect drains and filters for signs of damage or obstruction. For your safety and the longevity of your heating and cooling unit, he will carefully measure the current and voltage on all of the motors contained in the system. This pertinent step ensures safe and efficient operation of the system and can potentially add years to the life of your unit.
ABC’s San Antonio air conditioning and heating specialists are highly trained, knowledgeable, experienced and trustworthy experts equipped with all of the skills and equipment necessary to perform maintenance and repair service on your entire heating and cooling system. For more info on this topic, check out what Energy Star says about the importance of regular maintenance and servicing of your home’s heating and cooling systems.
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