The colder months are upon us, which means your heating system has to work even more to maintain indoor comfort. It may, however, put you at a disadvantage, especially if you notice an uptick in your recent energy bills. As such, it is imperative that you give your HVAC unit the care it deserves for better year-round energy efficiency in your home.
Read on as Birdwell Heating and Cooling, your experts in heating repair services in the area, shares energy-saving tips.
Perform Basic HVAC Maintenance
Improve the efficiency of your HVAC unit with a few basic maintenance tasks that you can do on your own. Begin by checking the air filters to see if they have accumulated dust and dirt. Clean or replace them as dictated on the unit’s manufacturer instructions. Inspect the area around the unit for any debris and remove that accordingly. Remove dirt from coils and straighten bent coil fins.
Have Your Unit Serviced
Sometimes, HVAC unit maintenance would require the expertise of a certified HVAC technician. You can call us to have it serviced, especially if it has been a year or so since its last checkup. Our company also offers preventive maintenance plans to ensure the long-term health of your heating system.
Check Your Thermostat
Your thermostat is the key to how efficient your HVAC unit operates. For the colder months, it is a great idea to invest in the programmable type. It has features that allow you to set your home’s temperature to your desired comfort preference for each day of the week. Otherwise, you can upgrade it to a smart thermostat, which has smart learning functions and mobile capability to allow remote temperature configuration.
Consider a System Upgrade
When your unit has been used for a considerable number of years or has been showing signs of disrepair, it may be time to have it replaced. Be sure to check its efficiency ratings and ENERGY STAR® certification as you shop for a new one.
At Birdwell Heating and Cooling, we offer various heating and cooling systems to meet your home’s energy efficiency needs. We also perform other services aside from maintenance, including repairs and installations.
Call us today at (256) 229-3009 to get started. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment today. We serve residents of Rogersville and Athens, AL.