Maintaining your HVAC system through regular inspections and tune-ups is one of the easiest ways to save money. Professional HVAC maintenance can save you thousands of dollars in unforeseen repairs and extend the life of your entire system by years.Which HVAC maintenance tips have the best ROI? Here are three (easy!) ways to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to your HVAC system.
1.Schedule bi-annual maintenance checks.
You may have considered whether regularly scheduled maintenance checks for your HVAC system are a “good deal.” Great news! Studies say contracted maintenance checks can reduce your energy costs from 5-40%, depending on your equipment, as well as reliably extend the life of your unit. How? When professional HVAC technicians spot problems like reduced condenser flow rate, compressor leaks, and thermostat control issues early, they cost less to fix. This, in turn, prevents expensive whole-system repairs down the road.
2. Get a new thermostat.
It seems like such a small thing, but installing a programmable thermostat can save you hundreds of dollars a year! Add to that the intangible benefit of more-efficient heating and cooling, and your system lasts longer, too. Digital thermostats ensure you’re only using HVAC when you need it, and learn your preferences so you won’t “over-adjust.” They can also let you know when something in the system isn’t functioning properly by giving you an early warning to contact a professional.
3. Change your filters.
Change your HVAC filters! They’re the single most hands-on way you can impact the lifespan and functionality of your HVAC system and they’re relatively very inexpensive. Aim for at least once every three months, but once a month if usage is extremely heavy or if you have pets. Remember: Clean filters help keep particulates out of your indoor air and out of your HVAC system, ensuring it works properly. Need a reminder to change your filters on time? MTB Mechanical offers a free filter reminder just to keep you on track.
Is it time for a little HVAC maintenance? If it’s been over a year since you had your system inspected or if you’ve noticed a recent change in the performance of your system, give MTB a call. Our specialists will get your system back in fighting shape…just in time for the hot Charlotte summer.
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