HVAC maintenance is a long-term mission that every homeowner can either champion or completely ignore. Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning are rely on numerous running parts and specific favorable conditions to function properly, but you are the ultimate deciding factor on how long your HVAC unit will last. If you wish to see it last for its entire designated life cycle, you’ll need to perform regular HVAC maintenance.
How Do I Maintain an Air Conditioner?
How hard is your HVAC system working right now? If you are like many Texans, you likely have your air conditioning cooling your home through most of the day. While this is understandable (especially during a hot summer), it places a tremendous strain on your system. If you can reduces the amount of effort your HVAC system has to make to condition your home, your efforts will produce significant results over time. Take measures to reduce your HVAC usage while you’re family is out of the house. You could try a programmable thermostat, which (as a bonus) also allows you save on your energy bill.
How Can I Extend the Life of My AC Unit?
Start by taking baby steps. You don’t have to go out and buy the latest energy-efficient equipment from the get-go. Here are some simple measures you can take to keep your HVAC unit functioning well!
- Make Sure Your Filter is Cleaned and Regularly Replaced
- Have Your Duct Work Inspected for Leaks
- Ensure Your Insulation is in Great Condition
- Have Your AC Coils Cleaned
There are many additional investments you may consider to aid your HVAC system. First, consider replacing your traditional air ducts with newer high-velocity mini ducts. You’ll reduce the amount of energy your HVAC system needs to spend compensating for air duct waste. Duct losses alone, according to the US Department of Energy, “… can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic.” Also, if you’re currently planning your next roof replacement, consider investing in a reflective system from a company that specializes in metal roofing services.
Schedule Your Annual Maintenance Service Today!
Of course, one of the most efficient ways to maintain your system is to faithfully schedule annual inspections, which our team at Master Air Inc. is more than happy to help you with. Call us at (281) 485-3231 to schedule your Pearland Air Conditioning Maintenance!