Dirt is a pretty big energy zapper. It clogs up appliances, causes everything to work harder and creates problems in lots of places, most especially:
Your Home Comfort System – Regularly cleaning or replacing air filters in your HVAC can save 5 to 15 percent in system energy use. You can do this on your own monthly for more comfortable, efficient operation. Then, just before the peak season, it’s time for a full professional cleaning and inspection of your heater or furnace.
During those dormant months, dust and dirt have had a chance to collect in your heating system. As dirt builds up, it obstructs performance – decreasing and delaying comfort. The longer it takes for the system to heat up, the more energy you use. And of course, that means more of your energy dollars down the drain.
So that’s one way you save: a clean system uses less energy than one that hasn’t been properly maintained. But there’s another plus too. A tuned system is less likely to break down on a cold winter night. Most breakdowns, in fact, can be traced back to a lack of maintenance.
Heating and cooling is already using up about half of your home energy use. Don’t let it use more by doubling down on energy and repair costs. Call us to get your furnace and/or heat pump tuned for winter. The inspection will also let you know if a dangerous carbon monoxide leak is creating serious health risks for your family.