If you’re trying to save money, you’ve probably heard of skipping the fancy coffees or other non-essentials. With the holidays around the corner, you might be interested in other ways to impact your monthly expenses, such as energy bills. For example, if your air conditioner, heat pump or furnace are inefficient, you may benefit from an HVAC repair.
Each month you delay the service or repair, your heating and air equipment struggles to serve your needs. This ultimately costs you more money in higher utility bills and perhaps an inconvenient breakdown. A well-cared-for machine operates as designed. In this case, it performs with optimal efficiency. When it’s working efficiently, it costs less to run.
HVAC Repair Lengthens Lifespans
Another benefit to HVAC repair is it prevents small problems from becoming big breakdowns. Most air conditioners last between 10 and 20 years, depending on usage and care. Most heat pumps last between 10 and 15 years.
Even more if it’s a geothermal model. They can last more than 20 years. Because they’re protected from weather extremes, the ground loop offers a life expectancy of 50 years!
A maintained furnace should last between 15 and 20 years. Regardless of which system you use, HVAC repair will pay off in the long run. If you consider the higher utility bills you would pay each month plus the likelihood of an expensive breakdown, taking care of HVAC repair now is a great choice.
Have a New HVAC System – Be Sure to Maintain It
If you have recently installed a new heating and cooling system, you may not be in need of an HVAC repair. Terrific! This is one of the advantages to upgrading your heating and air equipment. Be sure, however, to schedule routine service.
Preserve the manufacturer’s warranty with regular maintenance and keep it running efficiently for the best return on your investment.
Additional Energy Saving Tips
If drawing your curtains to prevent energy loss makes you feel like a hermit, we have other suggestions for you.
Change your air filter
This is so simple, it’s easily overlooked. Check your filter every month. Use the arrival of the utility bill as a reminder. Change it or clean it as necessary. For most homeowners, it’s every two to three months.
If you are a smoker, have pets or live in a high-pollen area, it may need it every month. Providing good airflow for your HVAC system will help it run efficiently and require HVAC repair less often.
Update your thermostat
If you still have a manual dial thermostat, consider an upgrade. New models are programmable and allow you to set temperatures based on your household routine. Most provide for a weekday, weekend and a vacation mode. When your thermostat provides the most accurate readings to your HVAC equipment you save money. Secondly, when your heating and cooling echos your occupancy, you save money.
Seal money inside with duct sealing
Cracks or damage in your ductwork allow conditioned air to escape. This costs you two ways. First, you’re paying to heat or cool escaping air. Second, your HVAC system works harder to make up for the loss and over time, reduces its useful life. You may need to replace it sooner. This could be a big expense at an inconvenient time.
Gainesville Mechanical – HVAC Repair, Service and Install Experts
Contact Gainesville Mechanical today and schedule an HVAC repair if you’ve been putting it off. If it’s working well, keep it maintained with a tune-up. It may seem like an expense in the short run. Fix a small problem now, however, and avoid a big repair or breakdown later.
At Gainesville Mechanical, we service and repair any brand. If you call us for help, we are available 24/7 with no overtime charges.
We serve customers throughout Northern Georgia, including Gainesville, Lawrenceville, Buford, Dahlonega, Braselton and Cumming. We are the 2018 Bryant Dealer of the Year and we will do “Whatever it Takes.”