3 Healthy HVAC Habits to Implement in 2015

Have you considered what life would be like without HVAC? From the sweltering Huntsville summers through the chilly Texas winters, you rely on your heating and air conditioning system to fulfill your indoor comfort needs every day. When you consider that your HVAC system works around the clock to maintain a comfortable indoor environment, it only makes sense to give it some TLC for all of its hard work. As the new year approaches, why not adopt these three healthy habits to show your HVAC know much you really care.

Commit to Annual HVAC Maintenance

If you do only one thing to make your HVAC happy, treat it to annual HVAC maintenance. Air conditioners should be serviced every spring; heaters should be serviced every fall. There is no substitute for HVAC tuneups and inspections. These services are as important for your HVAC as regular tuneups and oil changes are for your auto.

Ignoring preventive maintenance will shorten the lifespan of your equipment, increase the probability of HVAC repairs, interfere with energy efficiency, reduce your indoor comfort and cause utility bills to skyrocket. The money you’ll save on HVAC repairs and  replacements with annual system maintenance will cover the cost of the maintenance and free up money you might otherwise have had to spend on system replacement for something fun — like a tropical vacation!

What’s more, many Huntsville business owners and homeowners find that an HVAC service plan gives them value-added benefits in addition to annual equipment maintenance.

Monitor Your HVAC Air Filters

Dirty air filters can destroy expensive heating and cooling equipment. When filters get clogged, they restrict airflow. Restricted airflow puts a strain on the entire system and, in time, it will burn out the motor and take down the unit. Dirty filters also make HVAC systems work harder and consume more energy, thereby raising utility bills. Need more encouragement to keep your air filters clean? Dirty filters can’t trap airborne allergens, so indoor air can get seriously polluted. If you have a central HVAC system that relies on duct work, dirty filters will help to create dirty ducts.

Keep Air Ducts Clean and Sealed

In Huntsville, TX, duct work should be cleaned every few years and inspected for cracks and leaks. Energy Star says that homes typically lose 20-30 percent of heated and cooled air through holes, leaks and cracks in ducts. With heated and cooled air figuratively going out the window, energy efficiency cannot be maintained. Instead, your utility bills will be higher than they should be and your HVAC will have to work harder to maintain indoor comfort.

The professionals at Beckham & Jones Heating & Air Conditioning are dedicated HVAC professionals whose mission is to keep Huntsville, TX homeowners and business owners in a state of indoor comfort all year long.

This family owned and operated HVAC company is a distinguished Factory Authorized Carrier Dealer and has been providing tender, loving HVAC care for heating and cooling systems throughout Greater Huntsville since 1946. When you treat your HVAC well, it’ll bless you with reliable indoor comfort, lower utility bills, healthier indoor air and a long, happy life,