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Reducing your energy cost with HVAC utilization and maintenance

When you periodically take care of your HVAC system, it is essential to the regular daily performance of your business. By being certain about the all-round and daily maintenance performed on your HVAC unit, you can significantly boost its performance and serve as a buffer on your energy expenses. Periodic maintenance will also assist you to avoid cost intensive repairs and replacements. The following regular maintenance steps that your HVAC contractor can offer you will elongate the working span of your HVAC system.

Change Your Air Filters Regularly

One of the most economic actions you can do to reduce your energy costs is to change your air filters regularly. Your HVAC filters help to keep dust, dirt and allergens at bay and reduce thier circulation throughout your building. By changing these filters regularly or consulting your HVAC contractor for it can help to keep your HVAC system running free of dirt and become more effective. L

  • Fans should be checked regularly

During the normal operation of your HVAC unit, the fan that has the singular role of spreading the air throughout your building can lose its tightness due to the cumulative effects of vibration. Whenever you change your filters or have them changed for you, your HVAC contractor will be certain to check your fan to be sure that it is in a great working condition.

  • Have Your Fan Blades Cleaned Regularly

Your HVAC contractor should also inspect the vacuum and blower area of your HVAC unit. They will be able to properly clean the fan blades and get rid of any collage of dust, dirt or other debris that may be causing extra strain on your HVAC unit’s motor. Proper and regular cleaning can help to keep your fan balanced and maintain efficiency for your HVAC gadgets

  • Have Your Blower Motor Oiled Regularly

Your HVAC contractor can keep your fan motor lubricated and running without constraints if it requires it. Depending on the HVAC blower motor, it may be sealed and may not require periodic lubrication. Your HVAC contractor can help you decipher whether your blower motor requires this.

By having a professional HVAC contractor maintain your HVAC unit for you, you will be able to reduce your energy consumption, elongate the life of your gadgets and lower your maintenance costs. Waiting until something is broken down is not only more stressful but more costly than regular maintenance from your HVAC service provider. By making sure you are having professional and regular maintenance on your HVAC system, you will be certain to have one less thing to brood over when it comes to operating all of the many operations that your business or organization demands.At a minimum, be sure that you have an HVAC maintenance service inspect your HVAC unit. If your facility combines heating and cooling unit, be sure to have it inspected at least every four months.

 

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Top Four (4) Mistakes homeowners make with HVAC systems

HVAC systems provide a nice and comfortable feel regardless of the prevailing climatic conditions. As a homeowner, it is necessary that you keep your HVAC system in a good condition. To do this, you must remember to carry out routine maintenance and also avoid some certain mistakes.

Making mistakes are a part of the learning process but sometimes it is better to learn from someone else’s mistakes so you won’t commit the same error. This article brings you the top 4 most common mistakes that homeowners make with their HVAC systems. After taking a careful look at this, you would have learnt the don’ts of HVAC systems.

  1. Installation of an oversized unit

Sizing is one of the most important factors in installing an HVAC unit in your home. It is unfortunate that most homeowners make use of incorrect information when purchasing an HVAC system. They end up investing in a system that is oversize. An oversized system will amount to higher utility and energy bills, inconsistent flow of air, build-up in the ducts, and eventually, costly repairs. An oversized system will heat and cool your home but this will be done in an inconsistent and inefficient manner. This action will offset the energy efficiency of the HVAC system.

Before investing in any replacement or new purchase of an HVAC system, meet with a professional, get the right measurements and estimates. An HVAC professional will check the physical characteristics of your home and then decide the proper size to be installed.

  1. Wrongly positioning your HVAC system

Maximising the efficiency of your HVAC is not just about sizing; the placement is also important. A little too much into the sun and you will have an overworked unit to deal with. It is best to install your unit in a shaded and cool area to avoid overheating and over compensation. You must also be mindful of the fact that the unit needs to breathe hence, whatever barrier or covering you are going to use must have some allowance.

Adequate allowance will ensure that your technician gains easy access to the system for repairs and replacements.

  1. Hiring a bad HVAC contractor

Having an incompetent and uncertified technician work on your HVAC system spells the beginning of the end for such a system. When you hire a wrong technician, you will end up spending unnecessary cash. To ensure that you get the best possible HVAC services, ask around and seek multiple opinions. Overall, your final decision is what matters.

Remember that a capable HVAC contractor will not give you estimates over a phone call and will also offer you service warranties. Don’t just open your door to any contactor, verify their status before letting them into your home.

  1. Neglecting Routine Maintenance

Your HVAC system may be running normally but this does not mean it is working efficiently. Never overlook repairs and maintenance. Call in an expert for routine check and as soon as you notice something strange, inform them. Experts recommend that you get your HVAC system serviced twice a year. Neglecting maintenance will result in a gradual reduction in the service life of the equipment, increased utility bills and higher cost of repairs.

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