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Simple Ways to Reduce Wear & Tear on Your HVAC System

Over the years, your HVAC system will experience a certain level of wear and tear. However, you can minimize damage to your equipment by performing regular maintenance and addressing minor issues immediately. You should also make sure to only hire reputable contractors to take care of your AC repair and maintenance needs.

 

Read on for easy ways to keep your heating and cooling system in good shape. 

Replace AC Filters  

Clogged HVAC filters can restrict airflow and put a strain on your equipment. In addition, they can cause your AC to work harder than it should, which can not only cause damage but could also result in higher energy costs. In addition, your indoor evaporator coil may freeze, putting more stress on the equipment. 

Invest in a New Thermostat

Reducing the amount of time you use your equipment can help minimize the wear and tear on your system. It pays to invest in a programmable thermostat if you have a manual one at home. This will allow you to automatically control your HVAC system as needed depending on your schedule. 

Open Vents 

Shutting off vents to unused rooms is a common error homeowners make. Keeping vents shut forces air conditioners to work harder than they should to achieve the desired temperature, causing wear on certain components. AC installation experts recommend that you don’t block your vents. 

Routine Maintenance

Regular maintenance is essential to the safety and efficiency of your HVAC system. A skilled technician will inspect, clean and adjust parts as necessary to keep your equipment in mint condition. Also, if you believe something isn’t right with your HVAC system, you should contact your contractor right away. Keep in mind that the more you delay addressing problems, the worse they’ll become. 

At Royal American Heating & Cooling, you can count on us for all your HVAC needs. We specialize in air conditioning and heating repair and installation. Call us at (708) 480-9676 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services. 

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