Cutting Your Energy Costs

Cutting your energy costs starts with simply maintaining your HVAC system.  Homeowners or property managers give little thought to their HVAC system throughout the year until that bill comes in and it is sky high.  Yes energy costs are on the rise but that doesn’t mean you have to burn money with a poorly working HVAC system.  Here are some maintenance tips that you and your HVAC contractor can do to keep your energy bills down.

Change the Filters

One of the easiest things to do to make your HVAC system run smoother is to change your air filter on a regular basis.  The filters are what keeps dirt and dust from flying all over your home when you use your system, they also help to keep the air clean in your property.  Dirty and clogged filters make your system work harder to try and push air through them, wasting even more energy.  You don’t need to call in an HVAC contractor to change your filters here is a guide on doing it yourself.

Check the Fan and Clean the Blades

When your HVAC unit is on and the fan is running it vibrates, while that is perfectly normal it can become loose because of that small vibration.  When an HVAC company comes in to do an inspection they will check your fan to make sure that it is in perfect working order.  At the same time you should have the fan blades cleaned.  Removing the buildup of dirt and dust helps your fan to operate better and it will help to keep your filters stay clean longer.

Oil the Motor

Depending on the type of heating system that you have it may need oiling from time to time.  Some systems have the motor sealed where you don’t need to add oil while others will need regular oiling, it will be the HVAC contractor who determines which type you have and take care of it for you.

Regular maintenance by a licensed HVAC contractor is in your best interest, not only do you make your system last longer but it keeps your energy bills down at the same time.  It reduces the need for emergency services as you can catch problems before they become too serious and your left without heat in the middle of January.  Emergency HVAC repairs can run into thousands of dollars, doesn’t that make maintenance worth it?