3 HVAC Efficiency Tips

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Increasing your HVAC system's efficiency can reduce your Apple Springs, Texas, home's utility bills and make you and your family more comfortable. It can also extend your system's life and help you avoid inconvenient breakdowns by reducing wear. Save energy by maintaining your HVAC system, checking your sizing, or getting an upgrade.

Maintain Your HVAC System

A yearly check from a professional will keep small problems from becoming severe and wasting energy or forcing you to get an expensive repair. You should also change your air filter once per month or as needed, and keep vegetation away from your outdoor unit for better airflow and indoor air quality.

Check Your Sizing

If your heater or air conditioner is too big or too small, it won't keep you and your family comfortable, and your utility bills will be higher. Oversized systems will start and stop too often, and a system that's too small will stay on constantly and struggle to make your home warm or cool enough.

A professional like the ones at McWilliams & Son Heating & Air Conditioning can use Manual J load calculations to size your equipment correctly. This set of guidelines from the Air Conditioning Contractor's Association of America or ACCA considers factors like the size of your home, the number of windows and doors, and the amount of insulation.

Get an Upgrade for Your HVAC System

If your heater or air conditioner is over a decade old, it may be time to upgrade to a more efficient model. In many areas, tax credits to help reduce installation costs are available. You'll eventually get the funds you invest back through energy savings. Many newer systems are easier to maintain, and there are convenient new features. HVAC systems with zoning can control the temperatures in different areas or zones independently. That way, you'll only have to heat or cool occupied rooms.

McWilliams & Son Heating & Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, and we can help you increase your HVAC efficiency. For outstanding service, call us at 936-465-9191.

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