Homeowners in the St. Louis, Missouri, area should be aware of the energy savings that come from having HVAC maintenance performed on schedule. Instead of waiting until your HVAC system has a problem, call in a professional for a yearly or semi-yearly maintenance checkup.
Outdoor Unit Inspection
Although you may want to hide your outdoor unit for aesthetic reasons, you should have the unit inspected and remove debris from the area on a regular basis. A certified technician can look over the area and inspect electrical connections and voltage readings and check the condensation drain to ensure it’s not clogged or obstructed.
You should also be sure the coils on both the condenser and evaporator are cleaned regularly. An HVAC technician can perform this maintenance, and it will not only make your unit operate more efficiently but will also extend the life of your AC unit and save you money.
If you have noticed the air coming from your vents is not as cold as it used to be, you might need to have the refrigerant checked. A technician will measure the levels and make sure the unit is running at peak performance. This will keep your home cooler and more comfortable without setting your thermostat lower.
Heating Element Examination
It’s also important to maintain the blower and heating elements on your HVAC unit. The assembly needs to be cleaned by a technician to maintain proper airflow, and gas and oil connections need to be cleaned and checked for leaks.
Energy and Money Saving Tips
Professional maintenance of your HVAC system will save you energy and money. Your HVAC technician can suggest improvements like having ducts sealed and cleaned, recommending the best filters, and offering advice on energy-efficient thermostats.
Making sure your home’s HVAC unit is energy efficient is just one way to help the environment and save money on utility costs. Contact our team at C & G Heating & Cooling today to schedule your preventive maintenance visit. Call us at (314) 254-9196.
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