How Proper Use Of Your HVAC System Saves You Money And Improves Your Health

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Other than keeping us cool in the summer and warm in the winter, many of us don’t think much about the HVAC systems in our homes.
This is a mistake; there are a number of very good reasons to do so, and they go beyond just heating and air conditioning. Among other benefits, proper selection, installation and maintenance of your HVAC system can save you money and make your home a healthier and more comfortable place.
Improper installation does not pay.
DIY projects and learning as you go have their place but can cost you in the long run when it comes to heating and air conditioning systems. Improper installation of HVAC systems can increase energy costs in your home by as much as 30%. All that wasted energy is not only bad news for your wallet but also the environment as a whole. If you aren’t totally confident in your ability to install your system yourself, consider reaching out to local, reputable HVAC companies to do it for you.
One tip: you’ll want to look for a company that has the proper HVAC certification for your particular project. It is also a good idea to ask companies you are considering about other projects they’ve done that are like yours. Companies willing to to provide references from satisfied customers should go on the top of your pile.
Proper maintenance is key: Your HVAC system is not unlike your car, house, or health in that regular care and attention can pay major dividends to the savvy user. If properly cared for, a new HVAC system should last at least 12 to 15 years. That’s major money that can be put towards anything from your child’s new braces to that dream vacation you’ve been thinking of in Peru.
HVAC filters should be replaced once every three months minimum. Doing so has a number of benefits, including helping to prevent dirt, dust, and impurities like allergens from circulating through your home. This, especially, can be a boon for those prone to hay fever or other seasonal maladies caused by pollen and the like.