Expert HVAC Tips for Comfort and Efficiency

Preventive Maintenance

Regular maintenance is key to ensuring your HVAC system runs efficiently and extends its lifespan. Schedule annual tune-ups with a professional technician to:

  • Clean and inspect components
  • Check refrigerant levels
  • Lubricate moving parts
  • Identify and address potential issues

Proper Thermostat Use

Adjust your thermostat settings wisely to save energy and reduce utility costs. Consider:

  • Setting the temperature higher in summer and lower in winter when away or sleeping
  • Using programmable or smart thermostats for automated scheduling
  • Avoiding frequent adjustments, which can waste energy

Air Filter Replacement

Clogged air filters restrict airflow, reducing efficiency and indoor air quality. Replace or clean filters regularly, typically every 1-3 months, depending on the type and usage.

Ductwork Inspection

Leaky or poorly insulated ductwork can significantly reduce HVAC performance. Have your ducts inspected and sealed by a professional if necessary.

Landscaping Considerations

Keep outdoor units free from obstructions, such as plants or debris, and ensure proper clearance for airflow. Provide shade during hot months to reduce the unit’s workload.