Other HVAC winter maintenance tips
- Partner with a service provider who understands energy efficiency.
- Inspect your doors and windows for any noticeable air gaps that could cause heat and energy loss. It’s easier to repair these now before it gets too cold.
- If applicable, reverse the direction of your ceiling fans (counter-clockwise) to move warmer air down from the ceiling.
- Examine your HVAC system to see if it is still functioning efficiently. A lot of systems need to be replaced without the owner even knowing. While this may be a large initial cost, it will save you money over time and make your environment more comfortable and much safer.
Professional HVAC winter maintenance
Although there are some valuable things you can do yourself to bolster system efficiency, there is other work you should leave to the professionals. First of all, if you’ve had your current system for a while and think it’s not running at full capacity despite your regular HVAC winter maintenance efforts, you may have to choose between getting your HVAC system repaired or replaced.
There are a few signs you can look out for to help guide your HVAC repair vs replacement decision. Consider how long you’ve been using the system. If it’s ten years or older and consistently doesn’t respond well to small repairs or maintenance, replacement may be the best option.
Additionally, if you notice huge energy bills, no matter what you do or how economical you are with your system, you should replace your current unit immediately.
Many owners deceive themselves into thinking that having an engineer out to their home regularly instead of replacing the system with a new, modern model is a smart way to save money. Unfortunately, owners typically end up spending a lot more in the long run when putting off the necessary installation of a new HVAC system. Don’t forget, you’re not only spending money on regular repairs, but every energy bill you get is bigger because your system is no longer effective!
HVAC offers several advantages, ranging from increased energy efficiency and higher indoor air quality to reduced humidity and comfort control. It has even been shown to promote healthier, more productive, and comfortable conditions to work in. When your HVAC system runs smoothly, your business can too.
If you’re unsure about your current HVAC system or have any questions about how to avoid HVAC problems in the winter, please contact us.
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