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Don’t Rely on Luck – Three Benefits of HVAC Maintenance

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No need to go searching for a four-leaf clover – if you want your home to be as safe and as comfortable as possible, you can’t rely on luck. Instead, you should take steps to properly maintain your HVAC system. Your HVAC system is the key to maximizing your home’s comfort.

It might sound complicated, but Comfort Air Engineering has got you covered. Don’t know where to start? Here are three parts of your HVAC system you should be paying attention to this season to make sure you’re getting the most out of it.

Keep an Eye on Your Thermostat

nsplashEvery household has a thermostat, and you probably don’t give much thought to it.

Newer homes usually have programmable electronic thermostats, while some older homes still have electromechanical thermostats.

Either way, thermostats are used to control the temperature in your home – which means they also control the amount of energy you use and the cost of your energy bill! Changing the temperature too often can stress your HVAC system and waste a lot of energy and money.

You can cut down on these costs by adjusting your thermostat according to outside temperatures. You should also give your system some time to get to the right temperature before you adjust the thermostat again. Your thermostat is especially important because it can also indicate that something is wrong with your HVAC system.

Dirty filters and blockages can waste more energy because they cause your system to work harder – and you may notice that you have to adjust your thermostat more often and have trouble keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. Best practices include getting an HVAC inspection in the spring and again in fall to make sure your system is ready for the coming season.

Increase Comfort with a Dehumidifier

nsplashSan Antonio weather can get extremely humid, and many people find this very uncomfortable.

A dehumidifier can be a great solution. Dehumidifiers can be installed as part of your existing HVAC system and remove gallons of water from the air in your home every day! This will help you keep the sweat away and stay comfortable in hot, humid weather.

While your air conditioning system can help remove some moisture, it might not be enough when the weather is very warm and humid. If you’re not comfortable in your home when the weather starts to heat up, consider having a dehumidifier installed.

A dehumidifier may also be necessary if you notice excess moisture accumulating in your home. Look out for visual signs of mold or musty smells. Also look out for condensation on your windows, water stains, or rotting wood.

If your allergies seem to be getting worse, this could also be because extra moisture is encouraging airborne allergens such as mold spores to spread. A dehumidifier can help you prevent these kinds of problems from occurring.

Check Your Air Handler for Improved Air Quality

nsplashAn air handler is the part of your HVAC system that’s responsible for moving large amounts of fresh air through your home – the key to good ventilation.

A lot of things can go wrong with your air handler, including mechanical issues, dirty filters, and rusty components. Your air handler affects the air quality in your home, not to mention energy efficiency.

If you have issues such as poor quality air, slow air circulation, high energy costs, or trouble controlling the temperature, you might have a problem with your air handler. You should be sure to change the air filter regularly and also get a professional checkup at least annually.

By keeping these HVAC maintenance practices in mind, you can create your own luck and make sure your home is safe and comfortable all year round. If you need assistance with any part of your HVAC system, Comfort Air Engineering is here to help. Call us at (210) 494-1691 and enjoy quality services today!

What other HVAC maintenance tips do you have? Leave them in the comments below – we’d love to hear about them.

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