How to Minimize Wear and Tear on Your HVAC System

December 17, 2020

Your home’s HVAC system is a major and costly investment. You should do what you can to minimize wear and tear on it so that it lasts as long as possible and you have fewer repair bills. Follow these tips to keep your system in great shape:

Change Your Filters

The easiest way to minimize wear and tear is to regularly replace the air filters. This will help your system have good airflow and reduce how hard your HVAC system has to work.

Improve Insulation

Good insulation will keep conditioned air inside your home. This also reduces how hard your HVAC system needs to work to maintain your desired temperature. You should make sure that there’s sufficient insulation in the walls and attic.

Don’t Neglect Repairs

If there’s a problem with your HVAC system, make sure that you have a professional look into the issue as soon as possible. While your system may operate, small wear-and-tear issues can develop into major repair bills if left neglected.

Murphy Company Heating & Cooling of Louisville, KY, repairs HVAC systems. We’ve been helping families in the greater area for over 40 years and have NATE-certified technicians.

Correct Thermostat Usage

Take into account the weather before setting your thermostat. For example, if you set it too high during a cold snap, you can put too much strain on your HVAC system. You shouldn’t turn your thermostat off when you’re gone for the day; instead, adjust the temperature so that it doesn’t get too high or low.

Open or Uncover Vents

Closed and blocked vents prevent proper airflow through your HVAC system. To avoid undue wear and tear on your system, make sure vents are open and not blocked by things like rugs, drapes, furniture or toys. Closing vents will not save you money in the long run due to the wear and tear it causes.

Murphy Company Heating & Cooling repairs, replaces and maintains furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners and packaged systems in Louisville. We also offer indoor air quality and ductless mini-split services. Please call today to find out more or to schedule an appointment.

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