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How Can Regular HVAC Inspections Improve My House’s Energy Efficiency?

Discover one easy way to improve your home’s energy efficiency.

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If you’re like many other people, you’re looking for ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency. Want to know a secret? There's an easy way to do that; it’s called an HVAC inspection. Here’s the inside scoop:

What Is an HVAC Inspection?

An HVAC inspection goes along with regular HVAC maintenance. It’s the chance to have a certified technician take a look at the heating and cooling system to make sure it’s running as it should. Here are some things that are checked during a professional inspection:

  • Air filter
  • Ductwork
  • Moving parts and components
  • Coils, drains, and lines
  • Condenser and evaporator
  • Thermostat
  • Refrigerant
  • Blower
  • Fan and fan motor
  • Heat exchanger
  • Electrical connections

How Does Maintenance Affect Efficiency?

When your HVAC system is inspected and serviced regularly, it’s going to run more efficiently. The parts are cleaned and lubricated, which reduces friction, making it operate more smoothly and use less energy in the process.

When the equipment is clean, it doesn't have to work as hard to function properly, which also uses less energy. If there are any issues within the system, or even with ductwork or ventilation, it can be repaired to reduce issues that can affect efficiency. Regular maintenance also prevents breakdowns and keeps your system running at peak condition so it can maintain its energy efficiency.

There are many things you can do to take care of your heating and cooling system. One of those is regular maintenance with an HVAC inspection, twice a year: in the spring before the cooling season begins and in the fall before heating season. Not only does this extend the life of your equipment, but it can also save you money on your utility bills by making it more efficient.

For more ways to increase your energy efficiency, contact the team at H.H. Hovey.

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