HVAC San Francisco – Tips to Improve Your System’s Efficiency

Heating and cooling your home can cost a fortune if your HVAC system isn’t properly maintained. There are many things you can do to improve efficiency, saving you a substantial amount of money each month on energy bills. At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in maintenance, repair and installation of HVAC systems in the San Francisco area. With more than 10 years of experience under our belt, we want to share our knowledge with you on how to save money and improve efficiency – here are a few tips.

These suggestions will help you avoid air conditioning repair:

Change filters. While this is something almost every homeowner knows to do, it’s a task that often gets put off – and then forgotten. Dust build up not only makes your HVAC system work harder, it can lead to problems or even failure. Check your filters every month, and replace them when needed, at least every 3 months.

Have your system “tuned up.” HVAC systems in San Francisco homes need a tune up, just as your car does on occasion to keep running smoothly. At least once per year, have your HVAC contractor inspect your system to ensure that everything is in working order. It’s a good idea to have maintenance performed prior to the peak cooling and heating seasons.

Ensure that ducts are properly sealed. Out of sight, out of mind – that’s what often happens with duct work. Since you don’t often see it, your duct work may have cracks, holes or loose connections. Make sure all seams and connections are tightly sealed using metal-backed tape or sealant, but avoid duct tape!

Consider a programmable thermostat. Designed so that you can set your thermostat to a certain temperature at specific times of the day or night even if you are away, a programmable thermostat can reduce your energy costs significantly.

Proper insulation, caulking around windows and doors, and closing off the vents in rooms that are not frequently used can also help you save on energy costs. As experts in the installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC systems in San Francisco, we want to help you avoid unnecessary air conditioning repair or replacement in your home. Trust Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning for all of your San Francisco HVAC needs – we’re the company you can trust with your home.

Do you need to schedule a maintenance visit or want to get a free estimate on a job? Give us a call at 650.758.4900.

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