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HVAC Maintenance Tips for Myrtle Beach Homes

Heating and cooling amounts to almost half of your annual utility costs. Here in the South, the AC system is running constantly for a great part of the year. Proper HVAC maintenance will make your home more energy efficient and cut down on that electric bill, which is why it should be a priority for every Myrtle Beach homeowner.

HVAC Maintenance Musts

You should schedule an annual HVAC maintenance checkup with a local professional. A certified pro will inspect the wiring and mechanisms of your unit making sure everything works at its highest efficiency.

HVAC Maintenance begins with making sure you change your air filter

Your HVAC technician will also ask how long ago you changed your air filters. During very cold and very hot weather your AC system is working the hardest. Dust and dirt get through your home’s air intakes and get trapped by the filter. In the summer and winter, you should change your filter every month to make sure the air inside your house is clean and safe. Due to very comfortable temperatures, fall in Myrtle Beach is the time of a year when you could change air filters every 3 months.

Duct maintenance is crucial to prevent heated or cooled air from escaping. Examine the ducts in your house (or ask a professional to do it)  for peeling duct tape or loose fittings around seams. According to Energy.gov, sealing the ducts can save you up to 20% in energy costs.

You can cut an estimated 15% off of your utility bill by installing a programmable thermostat. With this kind of device you can create a heating and cooling schedule depending on whether you’re awake, asleep or out of the house.

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If you’re looking for a professional to conduct your HVAC maintenance in Myrtle Beach, contact Brown & Reaves Services, Inc. using our convenient form or call us today at 843-497-9867.

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