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How Does Seasonal HVAC Maintenance Improve Efficiency?

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Seasonal HVAC maintenance has been known to help prevent system breakdowns in the middle of summer or winter, but it also helps improve your system’s efficiency. Keep reading to learn how preventive maintenance tasks help you save energy and ensure good airflow in your San Angelo, Texas, home.

Maintenance Saves Energy

The purpose of preventive HVAC maintenance is to ensure that all system parts are functioning properly. For instance, two of the tasks we complete during a seasonal maintenance visit are inspecting and cleaning the blower assembly and lubricating moving parts. These tasks allow us to fix any potential issues and prevent your system from using more energy than necessary to function properly. Thus, preventive maintenance keeps your system working efficiently and can reduce HVAC energy costs by 5 percent to 40 percent.

Maintenance Ensures Good Airflow

A major cause of discomfort in the home traces back to your HVAC system’s airflow. Improper airflow can contribute to humid, stuffy air despite regularly using your HVAC system. Additionally, lack of airflow is a signal that your system is working harder to maintain your desired indoor temperature, thus reducing efficiency.

During seasonal HVAC maintenance visits, we check several parts of your HVAC system that contribute to airflow. For example, we inspect and clean the outdoor coil of your system and replace or clean the 1- or 2-inch air filter. While a dirty coil and filter restricts airflow through the system, performing preventive maintenance to clean the coil and filter maintains proper airflow, thereby improving system efficiency.

Seasonal HVAC maintenance not only improves your HVAC system’s efficiency, but it also saves you money in the long run and improves your home’s overall comfort. Call Bowles Heating and Cooling today at 325-208-1892 to schedule your next preventive maintenance visit with one of our team members.

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