Imagine living year-round in a home without heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.
Cold winters and hot, muggy summers. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Whether you live in Texas or Idaho, your heating and cooling equipment is the backbone of your home’s comfort.
Given the significant investment our customers make in their HVAC systems, maximizing the service life of your equipment is essential. Carrier Cooling Center can direct you to a team of qualified Carrier dealers who can maintain your equipment and help keep it running at optimal efficiency.
Maintaining Your HVAC System
Want to save significant money on your heating and cooling costs?
Maintain your HVAC equipment.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), regular HVAC maintenance can save up to 30 percent on your energy bill.
Well-maintained heating and cooling equipment will run efficiently for at least 15 to 20 years, so it pays to care for it.
Schedule annual tune-ups for your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner. Not only will your technician clean and inspect each component of your system, but they can also troubleshoot any strange noises or minor issues.
Clean filters trap particles and allow for healthy airflow, improving your home’s air quality. Check your filter once a month and follow your manufacturer’s recommendation on when to replace it.
And while you are at it, check your thermostat! Your thermostat is the brains of your HVAC operation, barking orders to your heating and cooling equipment. A faulty thermostat can cause your system to run unnecessarily, increasing wear and tear.
The Advantages of Insulation
Schedule an energy audit with a Carrier dealer to determine the condition of your home’s insulation. A well-insulated keeps your home comfortable in all types of weather. It prevents the outdoor temperature from affecting the indoor climate, reducing the workload on your HVAC system.
Older homes can get pretty drafty. Combat the outdoor elements by insulating your home.
Are You Breathing Clean Air?
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends air duct cleaning every three to five years. But as a rule of thumb, if your ductwork looks dirty, it probably needs cleaning.
Dust and other contaminants accumulate in air ducts over time, restricting airflow and forcing your HVAC system to work harder. Signs you need to clean your ducts include:
- There is visible mold growth inside your ducts or around your heating and cooling equipment.
- There is evidence of rodents or insects nesting inside your ducts.
- You recently remodeled, stirring up dust around your home.
Is your home too muggy or dry? Balance your humidity level with a humidifier or dehumidifier. Maintaining the right humidity levels can prevent mold growth and reduce stress on your HVAC system.
Do you live in a wildfire zone? Invest in an air purifier that filters pollutants and takes pressure off your HVAC system.
Invest in a Maintenance Plan
Professional maintenance is a game-changer. A Carrier technician can restore your old equipment to practically run like new. Your technician can also address any issues that might jeopardize your safety, such as a possible carbon monoxide (CO) leak.
Signing up for a maintenance plan is a stress-free way to enjoy your home. You guard against costly repairs and get the most value from your HVAC investment.
Dirt and debris are your HVAC system’s biggest enemies. Joining a maintenance plan helps ensure your equipment will operate efficiently when you need it most.
Protect Your HVAC System Today
A broken air conditioner in the dead of summer is dangerous. Going without a furnace when the temperatures dip below freezing is just as dangerous. Carrier Cooling Center can link you to a team of trustworthy professionals who can recommend the best tips to keep your system going strong. Click our Find A Dealer link for a Carrier location near your home.