Best Practices to Minimize Wear and Tear on HVAC Systems

When you purchase an HVAC system, you expect it to be an investment that lasts. After all, it would be unfortunate and frustrating if you spent a large sum on a new system in Farmingdale, NY, only for it to break down a few years later. In many ways, though, the longevity of your HVAC system is largely dependent on you.

This is because it is largely the daily wear and tear that can render an HVAC system inoperable sooner than expected. If you follow these tips from B.A.C. Systems Inc., though, you will be able to minimize wear and tear on your system so that it can last for a long time.

Only Operate When Necessary

For the most part, the only time that an HVAC system receives wear and tear is when it is actively operating. Therefore, if you can minimize the amount of time that you run your system, you will be able to minimize the amount of wear and tear it receives.

One great way to reduce the amount of time that you run your HVAC system is to install a programmable thermostat. If you regularly spend time away from your home, a programmable thermostat will allow you to customize your heating and cooling schedule so that your system is only operating at its peak when you are at home. This approach helps to save energy and reduce wear and tear, resulting in a win-win situation.

You can also reduce the running time by simply adjusting your thermostat up or down by one or two degrees. Although you will not notice much difference, your HVAC system certainly will. Using ceiling fans instead of your air conditioner, keeping curtains open in the winter, and adding insulation to your house are other great ways to keep your residence comfortable without operating your HVAC system.

Check Your Air Filter Once a Month

The air filter in your HVAC system is designed to capture dust so that it is not continually distributed throughout your residence. As it does its job, though, the air filter becomes clogged with dust to the point that it reduces the amount of air that can get through.

When this occurs, your HVAC system has to work harder to provide the proper volume of conditioned air throughout your home. This extra work will result in increased wear and tear on your HVAC system. That is why we at B.A.C. Systems Inc. recommend inspecting your air filter once a month to determine if it needs to be replaced.

Keep the Dust Away

Your HVAC system is a precision instrument that requires optimal operating conditions in order to perform as it is designed. Unfortunately, when dust finds its way into certain components of your HVAC system, this precision performance can be affected, resulting in increased wear and tear.

To avoid this scenario, it is a good idea to have a technician from B.A.C. Systems Inc. come to your house at least twice a year to keep your HVAC system sparkling clean. Two areas of concern, in particular, are the evaporator coil and the blower fan.

If the evaporator coil collects too much dust, it will reduce its effectiveness at removing heat and humidity from the air. If the blower fan collects too much dust, it will take more power to spin it at the same speed. If you have your system cleaned and maintained twice a year, though, it will be easy for it to maintain solid performance without any additional power usage or wear and tear.

A Long-Term Relationship

At B.A.C. Systems Inc., we believe in building long-term bonds with our customers. We want to be the company you can trust year after year to provide quality maintenance for your furnace and air conditioner. To take care of all of your HVAC needs, we also offer repair and installation services for furnaces and air conditioners.

When it comes to the rest of your house, the team at B.A.C. Systems Inc. has you covered as well. We can install ductless mini-split systems, hydronic air handlers, boilers, and forced hot air systems. We also have qualified roofers on staff to take care of your roofing and gutter needs. Plus, we can install new siding and handle any masonry repairs and replacements, providing you with a complete exterior home solution.

For more than 15 years, we have been providing exceptional service to this community. We have earned an A+ rating from both Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau. You can be sure that we are not going anywhere, meaning that you can trust us to be there for you and your home comfort needs for the long haul. Join our hundreds of satisfied customers who have left us five-star reviews by contacting us at B.A.C. Systems Inc. in Farmingdale today.

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