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Break These 3 HVAC Maintenance Habits
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Summer Heat

Taking shortcuts for the sake of saving some money is something many of us do. In some cases, these habits center on our heating and air conditioning systems. This is understandable since HVAC costs can be very high from month to month. However, many of these shortcuts are doing more harm than good. Beyond that, they can actually end up leading to much higher costs later on.

Picking an HVAC System with the Wrong Size

Choosing your HVAC system isn't always a straightforward process, and you might feel tempted to get the wrong size due to misconceptions. Smaller units can seem appealing due to the comparatively lower costs, but a system that isn't big enough won't be able to efficiently cool or heat your space. This means it would need to run for much longer. In addition to putting more wear and tear on the unit, this will also result in much higher utility bills.

Neglecting Your System's Air Filters

If changing air filters regularly seems too expensive for your taste, you likely aren't aware of the issues you'll face if you fail to maintain them. Dirty filters will clog up your system, cutting off airflow and forcing it to work much harder. Your energy costs will rise higher and higher for as long as this continues, defeating the purpose of trying to save money by neglecting the filters. The extra work your system would do with dirty filters will also shorten its lifespan, forcing you to buy a replacement much sooner than you'd prefer.

Ignoring Small HVAC Issues

Sometimes we tend to hope small issues go away on their own, but this is never the case when it comes to your heating and air conditioning system. Instead, issues will worsen over time, wearing down the system, hurting its efficiency, and eventually developing into a major problem. Trying to save money by ignoring the problem when it's still small makes no sense. Tackling it early will be much cheaper, and will also help you avoid the major expenses involved in a total breakdown.

To learn more about the heating and air conditioning habits you should avoid, or to schedule an appointment with a qualified HVAC expert, get in touch with our team at G+S Heating Air Energy Services. Feel free to give us a call at 704-933-2256 today.

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