You’ve only lived in Birmingham, Alabama, for a few years, but your HVAC system is already giving you problems. The last thing you need right now is to buy a new system. What do you do? Well, these three strategies can help you get the most out of your HVAC system by reducing strain and improving energy efficiency.

Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance

Fewer things will better maximize HVAC life span than regular, professional maintenance. Over time, the regular wear of operating your heating and cooling system adds up, putting greater strain on your system, which will increase utility costs and reduce the system’s efficiency. The longer your unit takes the excessive strain, the more that reduced efficiency will compound, creating a vicious cycle reducing your system’s life span. HVAC maintenance at least twice a year, however, reduces strain by repairing faulty components, cleaning your unit, and help you develop efficient habits.

Heat and Cool Efficiently

Your heating and cooling habits play an important part in maximizing your HVAC system’s life span. While you may be tempted to keep your home at very warm temperatures during the Birmingham winter, the further your home’s temperature is from the outdoor temperature, the harder you’ll push your system. Keeping your home around 68 degrees Fahrenheit in fall and winter will maximize your system’s life span and save you some cash on those utility bills.

Maintain High Indoor Air Quality

That’s right: the cleaner your home, the more efficient your HVAC system will be. Dust, dirt, and clutter can reduce airflow, which reduces efficiency and cuts life span. Maintain high indoor air quality by cleaning regularly and by scheduling HVAC maintenance to have the unit’s interior cleaned. You can also install a whole-home air purifier to take your indoor air quality to the next level.

Get the most out of your HVAC system by making habits out of these energy-efficient strategies. To maximize your system’s life span with professional maintenance, call our team at One Source Heating & Cooling at 205-209-4246 to schedule a checkup.

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