HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioning) companies provide a wide range of services for both residential and commercial property owners. These services not only focus on improving the functioning of the equipment but can potentially reduce utility costs as well. The following paragraphs describe some typical HVAC services offered by a HVAC Company.
Cleaning and servicing a furnace
Getting your furnace cleaned and serviced regularly may eliminate potential heating problems during the cold weather. The air filters of a furnace must always be clean so that dirt and dust do not get trapped in the filters thereby blocking the air flow. When the air flow gets obstructed, the furnace tends to work harder, which results in diminishing efficiency and outputs as well as increasing utility bills. A licensed and certified HVAC contractor can check the AFUE (annual fuel engine efficiency) of your furnace and advice you how to handle your heating system as well as how to lower your heating bills.
Air conditioner cleaning and maintenance
An AC that does not cool well but runs may be having a coil leak problem. HVAC professionals can check for such leaks and recharge the system by constantly cycling it so that it doesn’t raise the utility costs. If it is important to replace a cooling system that is not functioning effectively, the professional would suggest a new cooling system with a high SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating which would not only keep the environment at a suitable temperature but would also lower your utility costs.
Installing a programmable thermostat.
Turning the heating and cooling unit down when you are away can save you a lot in terms of utility bills. This is where a programmable thermostat comes in handy. These devices can be installed by the HVAC companies so that you can set your HVAC system to turn the cooling or heating down whenever you leave the house or office and then switch them on when you are about to return. Therefore, the house or building would be at a suitable temperature when you are there, but save considerable amount of money while you are away.
Audit the energy used in your home or commercial building
Energy audits are useful in establishing if the equipment is working efficiently and cost effectively. Heat gain, heat loss, proper ventilation and energy efficiency can be evaluated by professional HVAC companies to determine if the equipment can effectively cool and heat your home or building.
Upgrading outdated equipment
When you want to upgrade a non-functioning or outdated HVAC system, the professionals can determine the right equipment for your home or office. In order to cut costs on your utility bills, you should opt for equipment with high efficiency.
Finally, seeking the services and advice of HVAC contractors comes with a lot of advantages. These professionals are trained to assess the needs of your home or building so that they can determine the most energy efficient and cost effective equipment for you. Moreover, regular maintenance of your HVAC systems by experienced professionals would make the equipment to last longer.