November 21, 2017

Douglasville Heating Company | Maintaining System Efficiency

It is important to properly maintain your heating equipment to avoid potential breakdowns.

It is important to properly maintain your heating equipment to avoid potential breakdowns.

While saving money and living in comfort are on everyone’s minds, we don’t always remember to do everything properly. Such as maintaining efficiency for our heating and cooling systems, many of us forget to make sure everything is running smoothly. Here are some tips to maintain your heating and cooling systems’ efficiency, as well as prolonging the equipment’s life:

Maintenance

Check your equipment on a regular basis. Whenever you notice something may be off or not fully functioning properly, get it resolved immediately. Even minor or slight problems need to get fixed right away so they do not evolve into something more serious, as well as keeping your system’s overall efficiency up. Another important aspect of maintaining your heating and cooling systems is making sure they stay clean. Neglecting to clean equipment when necessary can create a very negative snowball effect: When equipment gets dirty, it usually loses efficiency and must work much harder. The harder your equipment works, the more wear-and-tear it experiences, which can lead to costly repairs or even premature replacement.  Over time, negligence can cause severe damage to your equipment, as well as greatly increasing discomfort in the home. The worst case scenario would be having to replace your heating or cooling system just because simple maintenance was not performed.

System Environment

Keeping the proper environment for your heating and cooling systems isn’t just cheap and easy, but can also save you a lot of money and comfort in the long run. By ensuring your a/c unit has a lot of shade and keeping the area around it clean of debris, you will help prevent system from excessive exertion and overheating. For those that use heat pumps, keep those vents and doors open. Otherwise the system could face heavy wear-and-tear and even irreversible damage. By regularly checking to make sure your heating and cooling systems’ environments are in proper order, you can keep efficiency up and experience longer lasting systems.

For more information or to request a service, call (770) 942-2873.

 

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