Find out how to check your system’s efficiency and save money!
Keeping one step ahead of your air conditioning and heating system can eliminate money wasting problems. Use this guide to determine if it’s time now to act. A tune-up could be essential to protect your investment.
- Remove furnace front panels.
- Observe area around the blower motor assembly.
- Does your thermostat cycle on and off more frequently than normal?
- During cooling operation does your house take longer to cool than normal?
- Check your outdoor condenser unit to make sure any leaves, grass or debris is not blocking air flow through the coils.
- Is your utility bill increasing abnormally?
Prevention is the key to avoiding expensive equipment failures – just when it is needed the most!
1) Remove furnace front panels.
Turn on your furnace. Observe the color of the flame. If it is varied orange and yellow in color it is not operating properly. This could be caused by improper gas pressure adjustment, dirty burners, or dirty or plugged orifices.
- Service extends heat exchanger life span and improves combustion for cleaner flue gas discharge.
- Avoids high levels of carbon monoxide (saves energy too).
2) Observe area around the blower motor assembly.
If this area is dirty, it should be removed, cleaned and lubricated to provide proper air flow.
- Restores proper air flow and lowers air flow noise.
- Reduces bearing wear.
- Maintains proper amperage.
- Saves energy costs.
3) Does your thermostat cycle on and off more frequently than normal?
Your thermostat may be out of calibration, making excessive temperature swings, or your filters may be excessively dirty or need to be replaced. Adjust thermostat calibration.
- Clean filters lower energy usage and extend equipment life.
4) During cooling operation does your house take longer to cool than normal?
Check filters to be sure they are clean. Check indoor coil for dirt and mold.
- Dirty filters cause low air flow and increased energy usage.
- Dirty coil increases energy bill and promotes bacterial growth!
5) Check your outdoor condenser unit to make sure any leaves, grass or debris is not blocking air flow through the coils.
Check condenser coils for dirt and oily film, clean if necessary.
- Coil blockage or restriction causes increased energy usage and increases the likelihood of an expensive service repair.
- Service lowers energy usage.
- Cover condensing unit during winter months to maintain cleanliness.
6) Is your utility bill is increasing abnormally?
Your furnace or A/C is probably not operating at peak performance levels. If any of the above problems are found, you should consider having your heating and cooling systems tuned up by a professional.