3 Maintenance & Housekeeping Tasks for Your HVAC
Raleigh summers can really put your air conditioner to work. If you’ve noticed your energy bills are higher than normal, or you’re not experiencing the level of comfort you’d prefer, the answer could be as simple as tackling a few maintenance and housekeeping tasks. Keeping your air conditioner in top shape will pay off both in energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Schedule these jobs now.
Leaks and poor connections in your ducts are major problems. Since the ducts are hidden from sight, most homeowners have no idea what condition they’re in. According to Energy Star, as much as 20 to 30 percent of the air in the average home is lost due to these leaks. Don’t pay for cooling that simply leaks away before it enters your home. Have a professional inspect and seal your ducts to improve energy efficiency and lower your utility bills.
Having Ducts Cleaned
Over time, your ducts will accumulate dust and debris. If your home has experienced water damage or high humidity, your ducts may even breed mold and mildew. A duct cleaning can eliminate these potential pollutants and keep your air fresh, clean, and breathable. If you’re suffering from asthma, allergies, or other conditions exasperated by poor indoor air quality, consider a duct cleaning to clear the air.
Scheduling Annual Maintenance
It’s important to schedule air conditioner maintenance once a year. This tune-up will help keep your system in top shape and catch potential problems early before you’re facing major repairs. During your maintenance visit, your HVAC technician will tighten electrical connections, lubricate moving parts, check refrigerant levels, and thoroughly clean the system. Regular maintenance will keep your operating costs low and your air quality high.
Check these important jobs off your list and you may notice a real difference in your home comfort this summer. With regular care, you can extend the life of your system and minimize repair costs. If you’re behind on your annual maintenance, contact Air Experts at 919-887-2132 for your appointment.