Preventative maintenance decelerates the aging process of your equipment and decreases energy costs. In fact, effective preventative maintenance can cut your system’s energy consumption 10-30 percent per year.
We’ve put together a list of simple energy tips that will help you care for your heating and cooling equipment and reduce costs.
- Make sure your air filters are changed on a regular basis. Dirty filters restrict air flow, increase energy consumption and compromise performance. Dirty filters and coils can increase your energy costs by 25 percent.
- Be sure your condenser and evaporator coils are clean. Dirt and debris on coils act as an insulator and interferes with the heat exchange process. With dirty coils, your equipment must work harder, increasing your energy costs and shortening the life of your system.
- Inspect all waterside and fireside boiler surfaces at least once a year. If you find soot buildup, remove it immediately. This type of buildup will act as an insulator against heat transfer. A buildup of 1/8 inches can increase your fuel bills by 8 percent.
- Regularly check furnace and boiler burners to make sure they are working efficiently. Burner inefficiency can lead to a 17 percent increase in fuel bills.
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