Importance of Tune-up
Why Have a Tune-Up?
According to the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, up to half of your home’s energy cost goes to heating and cooling. Here are a few helpful reminders on what you can do to ensure that you’re heating and cooling systems run efficiently to keep utility bills down and your comfort up:
Be sure to change your air filter regularly – We recommend that you change your filter at least every three months, because dirty air filters can restrict the air flow in your house causing your system to work harder thereby wasting energy and increasing your utility bills. By changing your filters it also cuts down on dust and dirt build up within the system. Failure to do this may result in early break down or total system failure, leading to expensive maintenance costs or repairs.
Install a programmable thermostat – A programmable thermostat can lower a home’s energy costs by up to $180 dollars a year, by lowering heating or increasing cooling temperatures during the day or while you are away when no one is at home. Doing this manually actually makes the system work harder to reach the desired temperature and increases energy consumption and higher utility bills.
Have yearly system tune-ups – Car owners maintain their vehicles with regular oil changes and tune-ups to keep them running more efficiently. The same principle applies to your heating and cooling system. If you take care of your heating and cooling system, it will run more efficiently, provide you comfort and may prolong the life of your home’s equipment. Annual maintenance plans are an affordable way to keep you system maintained and running at maximum efficiency year round, it also provides many great incentives and savings when repairs may be needed.
Call us today to schedule your seasonal tune up or to learn more about our annual maintenance plans!