The St. Patrick’s Day Guide to a Green Home

HVAC maintenance plan

You might not automatically associate Saint Patrick’s Day with preventative HVAC maintenance, but as a homeowner, you should know that it’s a great way to a green home. Here’s how a yearly heating and air conditioning maintenance program can keep it running clean and green.

Change the Air Filter

One of the most common reasons for excess energy use is a dirty HVAC filter. The filter traps airborne particles such as dust, pollen, dander, and dirt and keeps them from entering the HVAC unit and causing damage. When the filter is dirty, the system must work harder to pull in the same amount of air for heating or cooling. When this happens, the HVAC unit uses more energy than it should to do the same job, causing your energy bills to go up and impacting how green your system runs.

Don’t Neglect HVAC Maintenance

When your heating and air conditioning equipment lacks regular service, the energy efficiency will fall. A unit maintained twice a year, in the spring and in the fall, will run at peak performance, including at its most energy efficient. HVAC maintenance includes:

  • Checking the moving parts such as the motor, blower, and fan
  • Checking the belts and refrigerant
  • Calibrating the thermostat
  • Ensuring the components are clean to reduce friction

Like a car that runs better after a tune-up, your HVAC system runs better and more efficiently after proper maintenance, so you’ll have lower energy bills from reduced energy use. You’ll save money and the planet at the same time.

Reach out to Wilson’s Refrigeration and Air for a preventative HVAC maintenance plan to keep your HVAC system green this Saint Patrick’s Day.

Wilsons Refrigeration and Air

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