What the Department of Energy Thinks About Your Air Conditioner

By: Brian Schutt  |  August 2, 2016

If you’ve spent more than five minutes rolling through our website, you’ve likely discovered that we’re strong believers that regular maintenance on your HVAC system can keep it running smoothly and efficiently throughout the year. If you’re tired of taking our word for it, here’s some great information by the Department of Energy.

Why We Believe in Preventative Maintenance on Your HVAC System

We often compare it to your automobile that needs regular inspections and maintenance to prevent major repairs, like replacing expensive parts or even the whole car itself. Servicing your heating and cooling system extends its life in the same way and can help ensure you stay comfortable throughout the year.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Whether it’s on your air conditioner, your furnace, your humidifier, or on any of your HVAC equipment, we believe this old adage to be entirely true.

What Takes Place on a Preventative Maintenance Appointment

There are a number of things that our heating and cooling experts will inspect to ensure your system runs efficiently, such as:

  • Checking your thermostat to see that you’re taking advantage of energy saving settings
  • Tightening any loose electrical settings
  • Lubricating moving parts to reduce the amount of electricity you use
  • Inspecting for plugged drains that can cause poor humidity levels and even HVAC circuitboard failures
  • Checking refrigerant levels and leaks in gas lines

What Others Have to Say about Regular Heating and Cooling Maintenance

But we know that an HVAC service company telling you to regularly service your HVAC equipment can only mean so much. And so…

Don’t just take our word for it.

The U.S. Department of Energy created a great infographic, extolling the benefits of regularly maintenance and offering several helpful tips on how to maintain your own air conditioner.

Scroll down to see the six ways you can keep your A/C running smoothly and efficiently. And then give us a call at 317-203-8149 or fill out this form if you’d like to schedule your first preventative maintenance appointment.

Department of Energy Infographic


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