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Before the advent of cooling season, it’s a good idea for you to perform some A/C maintenance, as well as having a professional HVAC technician go over your system as well. System tune-ups are necessary for the best energy efficiency and to prevent unexpected breakdowns.
As cooler temperatures loom, it’s time to schedule an annual furnace inspection that will keep your heating bills lower, improve your comfort and reassure your safety. When an HVAC professional goes through your heating system, he or she checks the entire system.
Heating season often comes early here in the Denver area, and right now’s the perfect time to have your home heating equipment inspected and tuned up.
Develop a long-term home energy savings plan to focus on ways to reduce energy consumption in your home for the long haul. There are many ways you can make a difference.
An air conditioner that’s working hard not only cools, but also dehumidifies your home.
If you’ve ever taken a box fan out of a closet after a long winter, you probably registered the “eww factor” upon seeing the blades covered with dust and dirt. Clearly, that fan isn’t going to speed along with that amount of grime slowing it down.
A heat pump can be a great source of comfort in the home, especially during the extreme weather conditions experienced in heating or cooling periods.
Heating water for use in your home is generally a big home expense, typically the second largest energy expense in the dwelling. About 20 percent of your utility bill is used by your water heater. With a few simple tips and some long-range planning, you can save big on water heating in your home.
Aside from an annual furnace tune-up at the beginning of the heating season, the most important preventive maintenance step a homeowner can take is to check the furnace air filter every month and replace it when it’s dirty.
Even if you’re diligent about maintaining your heating and cooling system, it’s all too easy to forget about the air filter. During the heating season, the filter needs to be checked regularly and changed as soon as it looks dirty.