Howdy, y'all! We all know that Texas weather can be unforgiving, and we rely heavily on our trusty air conditioners to keep us cool and furnaces to keep us warm during cold snaps. But have you ever thought about the impact that constant AC use has on our environment and, of course, our pocketbooks? Well, it's time to settle in and talk about how regular HVAC maintenance can make a world of difference to our neighbors here in Bastrop, TX.
Energy Efficiency = Energy Savings
When you live in a place like Bastrop, where the summer sun can just about fry an egg on your driveway, you want your HVAC system to be in tip-top shape. Regular maintenance can make sure your AC is running as efficiently as Emmitt Smith in his prime. Nothing beats having our experts out to give your system a thorough tune-up, but in the meantime, there are a couple of things you can do to keep it running smoothly.
Clean Your Filters So Your HVAC Can Breathe
You know how it feels when you’ve got a cold and your nose and chest are all congested? That’s how your HVAC feels when it’s got dirty filters, and that can have a severe impact on its performance. One of the simplest and most effective ways to improve efficiency is by changing or cleaning your air filters regularly. Dirty filters can block airflow, making your system work harder to cool your home, which means it's guzzling more electricity. Keep those filters clean, and you'll see your energy bills drop.
Righty-Tighty All Those Screws
A well-maintained system also means well-tightened bolts and screws. Loose parts can make your AC run poorly and burn up more energy than it usually would. Take some time to make sure everything is snug as a bug in a rug and you’ll see definite performance improvements (and probably less noise, too!)
Do Your Part For The Environment
It’s no secret that here in the Lone Star State air conditioning counts for a substantial chunk of our energy consumption. By keeping our HVAC systems properly maintained, we can do our small part to cut back on our carbon footprint and help the environment as a whole.
Lower Energy Use
When your HVAC is in good shape and humming along at maximum efficiency, it will use much less energy - which in turn reduces the carbon emissions it individually produces. That may not seem like much, but imagine everyone here in Bastrop - and across Texas - making sure their HVAC is in top shape. All those little bits together add up to a huge environmental impact.
Keep Your Unit Around
Better efficiency from regular maintenance will also extend the life of your unit. This keeps it out of a landfill and reduces the waste and energy needed for the manufacturing process. Again, it’s a small change, but it can add up to big results if everyone is on their game.
Enjoy Better Comfort
Aside from saving money and the environment, regular HVAC maintenance also ensures that your home remains a comfortable oasis during those sweltering Texas summers. No one wants their house to be hot and stuffy - or, in some cases, cold and freezing - so why risk it?
Regular check-ups catch potential issues before they turn into major problems. No more emergency after-hours calls to repair folks in the middle of a heatwave!
Consistent Heating & Cooling
A well-maintained system can evenly distribute conditioned air throughout your home. This means no more hot spots, no more chilly corners - just a consistent, comfortable temperature in every room.
Let Centex Give Your HVAC The TLC It Needs
There you have it! Regular HVAC maintenance at your Bastrop, TX, home is more than just a way to save a few bucks. It’s a way to preserve our environment, keep your home comfortable and ensure your HVAC is around for a long time to come. Don’t wait for your system to give up the ghost - give us a call at 512-303-6060 and schedule your preventative maintenance today!