HVAC systems look complicated from a distance, and sometimes they make scary noises. But do you know what’s scarier? Sky-high energy bills and excessive carbon dioxide emissions that could have been reduced with the help of a few common-sense preventative measures, which we’ll discuss in this article.
Minimize Pollution and Maximize Efficiency with 3 Simple HVAC Maintenance Tips
- Get to Know Your HVAC System
It’s vital to know the age and energy efficiency ratings of each component that makes up your HVAC system. You must also be able to identify the different parts that make up your unit(s) and understand each of their individual functions and how they interact as a system. Do you have a central system for cooling and heating? What kind of ducts, if any, do you have? There are a variety of other components that you should familiarize yourself with if you want to learn smart ways to maintain your system.
- Look Out for Red Flags
A few warning signs to watch out for that indicate inadequate HVAC upkeep include: loud unusual noises, poor airflow, and unpleasant odors. If you notice your HVAC system exhibiting any of the above warning signs, contact Go Green Plumbing for help tackling the problem.
- Start a Consistent Maintenance Routine
Of course, the whole point of this article is to familiarize yourself with the inner-workings of your HVAC system and to help you identify the red flags that tell you when it’s time to perform maintenance. Once you have that knowledge, you can develop a detailed maintenance routine that will reduce costs, minimize pollution, and eliminate the possibility of preventable HVAC meltdowns.
Need help getting your maintenance plan rolling?
Go Green Plumbing can help get you started! Our licensed HVAC experts can consult with you over the phone or come to your home for a maintenance visit. Go Green’s heating services are smart and efficient, and we always provide our customers with the information they need to understand their HVAC systems and the methods required to maintain them. Got a stubborn heating or cooling problem that’s been bugging your family forever now? Contact us today, and we’ll help you get it fixed!