Thursday, August 4, 2011

Keep Your Cool With BBB’s HVAC Tips

With temperatures continuing to stay hot and humid, a properly working Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is necessary in many households. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) provides the following tips on how to keep your current system working well and efficiently for the duration of this summer.

Maintenance Tips for Your HVAC System:

• Change the air filter monthly to make sure it stays clean.

• Have a technician clear the air conditioning drain yearly to avoid backup.

• Use air conditioner cleaner to clean the coils on your unit; make sure the power is off when you do this.

• Clear the area around the air conditioning unit of brush to make sure the unit can pull enough air in.

• Make sure the access panels are secure.

Energy Saving Tips:

• Keep your system well maintained and tune the equipment up yearly- the better shape your system is in, the more efficiently it will run.

• Get a programmable thermostat- with this, you can save energy when you are away from home by setting the thermostat to increase or decrease temperatures as you please.

• Seal your heating and cooling ducts- the less air that escapes your home, the better!

• Make sure doors and windows are shut and properly sealed as well.

• Update old equipment with newer, more energy efficient models to lower energy costs.


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  2. Thanks for sharing these tips! It’s best to know simple ways in maintaining a sound HVAC system not only for saving money, but for convenience as well. Maintenance is better than replacing your units every month, right? If you think you can’t do this maintenance by yourself, calling a technician will be your best option.

    Dennis Day

  3. Most technicians have their special way in repairing and maintaining HVAC units depending on its brand and energy-efficiency. It’s best to take note of these tips and make sure it is appropriate for your unit before starting a repair. If you’re not sure of working with DIY tips all by yourself, you can call for a reliable technician as soon as possible.

    Kelvin Dawson


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