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The heating and air conditioning systems of your home could be costing you a great deal of money to operate. The motors within these units can consume a large amount of power to function, and this doesn’t include the heating or cooling elements within the appliances. By keeping these systems properly maintained, you can save a lot of money each month. A home renovation contractor is able to help you keep this system operating at peak efficiency, which could result in decreased monthly electric bills.
Clogged Filters and Ducts
Clogged filters restrict the amount of air that comes into the unit. This means the heater or air conditioner must work longer in order to heat or cool the air within the home. Duct work that have obstructions or compromises could also affect the efficiency of the HVAC system by reducing the amount of cooled or heated air to each individual room. Instead of taking a few minutes to affect the temperature of an area, it could take several hours.
Wear and Tear
Whether it’s a clogged filter or a bad heating element, inefficient operation of the HVAC could lead to additional wear and tear on other components. Over time, you could wind up spending more on repairs and replacements by letting problems within these systems continue. For example: A bad heating element will prevent the home from getting warmer, but the blower motor will continue to operate.
Sometimes the HVAC system can be affected by the thermostat within the home. A faulty unit could prevent the system from turning on or cause it to continue working beyond a comfortable setting. The components within these devices are sensitive and it doesn’t take much to directly affect functionality. Even the slightest bump could cause it to become misaligned.
Keeping the HVAC system cleaned and maintained will allow the appliance to be energy efficient year-round. In extreme cases, this could save hundreds of dollars each year in electricity. This is only one of many ways that your home can be energy efficient while keeping yourself and/or the family comfortable summer through winter.