Preventative Maintenance | AC Repair Katy
There is no denying energy costs are a concern for household’s throughout the U.S. Considering the home’s heating and air conditioning accounts for more than half of a household’s energy costs, it makes sense to practice energy management with your HVAC system. While installing higher energy efficient heating and air units is the ideal option, not every homeowner is willing to replace a functional system until it is required. The best goal for these homeowner’s is to receive the maximum efficiency of an existing unit with preventative maintenance, and by providing timely heating and AC repair in Katy when needed.
Maintaining your home’s HVAC system ensures the best possible efficiency and goes a long way in preventing the common problems an HVAC system can experience, that often result in the need for heating and AC repair in Katy.
Lowering Energy Costs
Maintaining your HVAC system to operate at peak efficiency is the best way to gain the greatest performance and efficiency of the unit. Preventative HVAC maintenance will prevent unnecessary wear and the resulting lifespan reduction. The energy savings and the money saved on costly repairs resulting from neglect can even pay for the cost of maintenance.
As a system gains age, wear will occur over time. While maintenance will not prevent all repairs, it can prevent unnecessary wear resulting in repair. For example, coil cleaning will be necessary periodically, and without it, the system will perform poorly. As the performance degrades the compressor’s job becomes harder, increasing wear and tear on the component. If the issue is not corrected compressor failure may result. When that occurs, most homeowner’s opt for a new system installation.
Prevent HVAC Repairs
Routine annual preventative maintenance can disclose developing problems early, before additional components are affected, increasing the cost of heating and AC repair in Katy.
Extend the Lifespan of Your HVAC System
Unfortunately, the HVAC system will not last forever. However, you can extend the lifespan of your HVAC unit by ensuring routine preventative maintenance is provided, and changing the filter as recommended by the system’s manufacturer.
The Duct System
The duct system is an often overlooked component of the HVAC system. Ensuring that ducts are sealed improves the indoor air quality of your home by preventing chemicals and particulates from entering the duct system and being distributed throughout your home. Leaky residential duct systems can result in a 20% loss of efficiency in your HVAC system.
Sealing and insulating ducts can prevent the loss of conditioned air, reduce energy costs, improve the comfort of your home, and the performance of the system. Furthermore, sealed and insulated ducts reduce the workload on the system, extending its lifespan, while consequently reducing the need for heating and AC repair in Katy due to premature wear.
The Importance of a Clean Air Filter
We often stress the need for routinely changing your system’s filter. That is because changing or cleaning the air filter is the most important maintenance task a homeowner can provide. Dirty filters clog, blocking the normal airflow and reducing the system’s efficiency significantly. When normal airflow is obstructed, air can bypass the filter and may carry dirt into the evaporator coil. This impairs the coil’s ability to perform its job, while driving up energy costs. As previously noted, periodic cleaning of the coil will be required in any system, and the failure to provide this service can result in the need of heating and AC repair in Katy.
The thermostat provides the component controlling when the heating and air conditioning system cuts on and off. As with any other mechanical device, a thermostat will eventually wear out. A properly operating thermostat can save you money by eliminating unnecessary operation. When you seem to be making trips back and forth to the thermostat for adjustments, it is time to contact your HVAC technician for repair or replacement of the thermostat.
In addition, any time your system fails to operate, first check the thermostat. It may have been cut off to allow the home to air out, and ensuring the proper setting of its controls can potentially prevent a service call for heating or AC repair in Katy.
The HVAC industry requires training and skills with advanced knowledge and expertise, requiring continuing education of HVAC equipment and technological advances. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is dedicated to providing the best Residential and Commercial HVAC services available, and offer competitive pricing to our customers. When you need repair, our NATE certified technicians are trained to work with all brands of heating and air conditioning systems.
In order to maintain our standards of excellence, Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning offers 24-hour emergency service for all of your heating and air conditioning needs. Give us a call when you need preventative maintenance, or heating and AC repair in Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.