Winter is quickly approaching Charleston, South Carolina, and while you’re excited about the holidays, you’re less thrilled about the increased heating costs the colder weather brings. Fortunately, you can preserve that excitement by scheduling HVAC maintenance this fall. A fall maintenance appointment will cut your winter utility costs by preparing your home for the strain of colder weather. Here’s how.
What Is HVAC Maintenance?
Professional HVAC maintenance is the key to an energy-efficient heating and cooling system. Over time, the strain of maintaining your home’s comfort wears on your HVAC system. Air leaks, inefficient heating and cooling habits, poor indoor air quality, and many other factors can increase the burden on your system without you knowing. That strain will inevitably increase your utility costs and even reduce the lifespan of your unit.
Professional maintenance involves inspecting your system, cleaning the interior of your unit, and conducting necessary repairs and replacements at least twice a year. We recommend scheduling maintenance in the spring and fall to both remedy any problems that may have rooted during the previous season and to prepare your system for the coming weather.
How Does Fall Maintenance Cut Utility Costs?
While many elements can go into determining your utility costs, HVAC-related factors are the most significant. The more stress your HVAC system experiences, the more energy it draws in compensation and the more your utility costs rise. Fall HVAC maintenance not only repairs faulty components, but it also catches relatively minor issues before they can become problems that cause your bills to spike.
Fall maintenance specifically prepares your system for colder weather so you can enjoy lower heating costs without sacrificing comfort. Our technicians will also work with you to determine how your heating and cooling habits may be affecting your utility costs so you can adjust your lifestyle to keep more cash in your pocket.
Don’t let the stress of high utility costs follow you throughout this holiday season. To cut utility costs with fall maintenance, call AC Heating and Air Conditioning Services at 843-277-9928.
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