Increasing Home Energy Efficiency With the Comfort Squad
Indoor comfort represents the biggest part of your utility bill, especially during balmy Houston summers. If your air conditioner is not keeping up with the heat, it may be time for a filter change, a seasonal inspection, or total equipment replacement. Like your vehicle, HVAC systems require routine maintenance to perform at their best. Tune-ups, cleaning, and safety inspections are an affordable way to lengthen system lifespan and keep home comfort systems performing more efficiently, year after year.
Tips to Improve HVAC Efficiency
In addition to scheduling professional maintenance, there are a few things you can do to prolong the life of your air conditioner and heating system. They include:
- Filter changes. Your filter prevents dirt and contaminants from entering your system and ductwork, but when it’s clogged, it can’t do its job. Change filters every six to eight weeks during seasons of heavy use. Never go more than three months without a filter change. Consider investing in a high-efficiency media filter for improved filtration and reduced allergy symptoms.
- Keep foliage and dirt away from your condenser unit. Outdoor coils can become dirty as lawnmower clippings, leaves, and debris enter your outdoor unit. Trim back foliage and clean dirt off of your condenser.
- Plan to upgrade your HVAC system. While you’ll pay more upfront for a high-efficiency system, it will keep you more comfortable and reduce utility bills. In some cases, Comfort Squad Heating & Cooling customers report 20 to 30% savings on their utility bills after the installation of new equipment!
Schedule a Houston HVAC Consultation
Comfort costs less with the Squad! To learn more about how to increase the efficiency of your cooling and heating system—or to schedule a repair or free replacement estimate—call our team at 281.908.2100. For your convenience, you may also request service online! We look forward to partnering with you.