Before spring has sprung in Cocoa, Florida, it’s a good idea to get a head start on preparing your system for the months ahead with HVAC maintenance services. With these tips, you’ll increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Replace the Air Filter
Changing the air filter is an essential step in keeping your air quality clean by removing airborne particles. As the air filter becomes filled with dirt, it becomes blocked, which in turn prevents proper circulation. When this happens, the HVAC system must work even harder to move air through the filter. This results in higher energy costs, along with additional wear and tear on the system.
Ensure Components are Clear of Obstruction
It’s important to prevent the HVAC system from overheating as this can lead to damage and system failure. Therefore, inside the home, move any objects that may be blocking the vents or registers. Outside, use gardening tools to remove vines and excess foliage from around the unit. Cut back bushes and remove any collected debris, fallen limbs or branches, and any other items that hinder airflow.
Check the Ducts
Faulty ductwork is one of the contributors to an inefficient HVAC system, which leads to higher monthly energy bills. Something as simple as joints and connections that aren’t sealed properly allows the conditioned air to escape through gaps and cracks. This situation means the system will run longer, putting excess stress and strain on system components in an effort to keep the temperature regulated within the home.
Schedule a Maintenance Check
Schedule a maintenance check so professional technicians can check the HVAC system from top to bottom. During the service visit, not only will the system be checked for optimal operation, it will be diagnosed to find potential problems before they turn into more serious and costly issues.
At Extreme Air & Electric, Inc., our goal is to make sure your HVAC system is well-maintained and running smoothly throughout the year. With one of our HVAC maintenance plans, you won’t have to worry about excessive repair problems. Give us a call to discuss our available maintenance services so you can decide the best one for you.
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