How to Save on Yearly Maintenance Fees
With summer winding down and cooler weather on the way, now is an opportune moment to revisit how you can save on yearly HVAC maintenance fees. Let’s cover a few quick and easy things you can do to keep costs down and prevent the need for repairs.
- Regularly Clean Around Your Unit:
Keeping the area around your HVAC unit free from debris (such as leaves, pests, nests, etc.) can help it perform optimally, while reducing the potential for damage. This is especially important as the seasons transition as well as after storms.
- Frequent Changing of the Air Filter:
Depending on your HVAC model and your level of confidence, this is something you likely can handle on your own. Clogged air filters can reduce airflow and put increased stress on fan motors.
- Invest in a Smart or Programmable Thermostat:
A programmable thermostat can aid in keeping room temperatures consistent while a smart thermostat can learn about the weather and your preferences to optimize energy efficiency and comfort. Both reduce strain on your system.
- Keep Vent’s Clear of Obstruction:
Obstructed vents can deter proper airflow, making it more difficult to properly cool or heat rooms, circulate air, and maintain temperature…again, putting increased stress on your system.
- Don’t Skip Annual or Semi-Annual Tune-ups and Inspections:
Regular inspections and tune-ups from licensed professionals can keep your system running like new, while catching any small problems before they turn into a major expense.