Maintenance agreements ensure your HVAC system gets the proper and regular maintenance it needs to run as long and as effectively as possible. But one thing that many homeowners and business owners forget is how a maintenance plan or contract can save money on the electricity bill. For those who wonder how this is so, read on for two ways:
#1: Lubrication of Moving Parts
The typical HVAC system has a large number of moving parts. Many of these components exist in the condenser unit, while some are in the air handler. Moving parts are notoriously inefficient, thanks to the fact that they create friction, which serves as resistance to the moving parts. Then there’s the fact that moving parts will eventually wear out and need replacing. Over time (and until a replacement occurs), moving parts will usually become less and less efficient, which means more electricity use.
Lubrication helps reduce this friction, as well wear on the individual parts of the HVAC system. During a routine maintenance visit, one of the things that an HVAC technician does is lubricate all moving parts.
#2: Checking Refrigerant Levels
Another task that takes place during an HVAC inspection is checking the refrigerant levels. When an air conditioning unit does not have enough refrigerant, it may appear the air conditioner works, but the cool air it produces won’t be very cool at all. Yet the air conditioner will still use roughly the same amount of electricity! This is a huge energy waster. Therefore, making sure the refrigerant levels are where they need to be is a good way to avoid wasting money on your electrical utility bill when using the air conditioner.
To discover more about maintenance agreements and what they have to offer, speak with one of our knowledgeable HVAC professionals at Smoak’s Comfort Control.