Today’s heating and air conditioning systems with greater efficiency levels, are more likely to need HVAC maintenance, due to changes in coil design (thinner fins, more surface area, thinner tubing, rifled tubing, etc), changes in refrigerants, and so on. For Greenville homeowners, the bottom line is that … heating and air conditioning tune-ups are free!!!
Why does a Heating System or Air Conditioner need Maintenance?
When a major utility and University research team sought to identify what benefits are provided by heating and air conditioning maintenance tune-ups, they found that tune-ups saved energy and restored lost capacity. How much?
Well, they saved enough energy to pay for the cost of the Greenville air conditioning maintenance in just the summer months. In addition, tune-ups restored lost capacity (the average capacity degradation was nearly one third), improved comfort, prevented breakdowns, and extended equipment life.
How often should I get Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance in Greenville?
To answer that question, researchers repeated the study a year later, using the same homes from the prior year. They found that 78% of the savings were present. In other words, one year of operation takes a toll on a Greenville air conditioning and heating system. It may still function adequately, but not nearly as efficiently as it should. So invest in Greenville air conditioning maintenance and heating system tune-ups at least once a year.
What’s involved in a tune up?
Call your local Greenville heating contractor for details on what all is involved with their maintenance services.
A Few Facts:
- Drains in your air conditioner if not maintained can cause water damage in the house and affect indoor humidity levels, according to Energy Star.
- Just .042 inch of dirt on a heating and cooling coil can lead to decreased efficiency of 21%, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Air conditioner efficiency is halved when there is 15% of duct leakage. Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- If your Greenville air conditioner were a car you would rack up an average of 27,600 miles per year. That’s how hard it works for the average home.