The heating and cooling systems in the average home typically use about half of the energy consumed each month. To heat and cool your home efficiently and reduce unnecessary spending, it’s important to keep the HVAC system in good working condition with regular maintenance. What specifically should you focus on?
The bitterly cold Massachusetts winters and stifling summers keep home comfort systems humming nonstop all year long. If you’re not replacing the HVAC air filter when it’s dirty, you could be causing the premature failure of your heating and cooling equipment. Clogged air filters restrict airflow and cause the system to overheat and shut down. They also allow dust to build up on interior components. Even a very thin coating of dust will reduce system efficiency. And don’t forget, the air filter is your first defense against poor indoor air quality, removing harmful pollutants and allergens from your air.
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Cooling costs skyrocket with the arrival of summer in Massachusetts, and efficient A/C operation can save you a bundle. When the weather gets hot, follow these tips to run the air conditioner more efficiently. Read More Efficient A/C Operation Will Save You Big >>
Are you looking for ways to lower your energy consumption? Before you can make energy-saving changes that will reduce your annual utility bills, you need to determine where the energy you’re using actually goes. According to the federal Energy Star program, here’s the energy bill breakdown for an average home: Read More Energy Bill Breakdown: Understand What You’re Paying For to Help Reduce Costs >>
Most heating and air conditioning filters have instructions from the manufacturer to change them every three months. A great reminder of the time to change yours is the changing of the seasons. A good practice is to check the filter every month, just to make sure. A heavy pollen season, dry, dusty conditions and periods with unusually high humidity can often cause air filters to clog up faster than normal. So, do a quick check every month and, if all looks okay, change with the next season. Read More New Air Filters For A New Season, And Keep Those Filters Fresh >>