It pays off in so many ways. Changing air filters, cleaning parts, scheduling tune-ups and standard inspections—taking these steps can significantly extend the service life of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and allow it to run more efficiently.
Purchasing HVAC equipment for your Georgia or South Carolina home is a significant investment. Heating and cooling expenses typically account for almost half your monthly utility bill. It is the price we pay for comfort.
Properly maintaining that equipment is the best way to enjoy a return on your investment. It also helps minimize the chances of inconvenient and costly repairs. At Old Coast Heating & Air Conditioning, we can create a maintenance program specifically tailored for your home and lifestyle.
Our family-owned business has been serving homes in Savannah, Hilton Head, and the surrounding areas since 2012. We care about your comfort and your well-being. Listed below are some steps you can take on your own, and others you should leave to the pros.
Change Your Air Filters
When was the last time you replaced the air filters on your furnace, heat pump, air conditioner, or humidifier? Changing your air filters every one to three months helps your HVAC equipment run more efficiently and improves your indoor air quality.
If you have pets in your home, or someone with allergies, you may want to change them more often. Follow your system’s manufacturer guidelines on which filters to use and how often they should be changed. This small step can go a long way toward lowering your utility bills.
Clean Around Your Air Conditioner or Heat Pump
When the weather warms up, use a water hose to gently spray off the outdoor unit of your air conditioner or heat pump. Doing so will remove any dirt or grime clogging up the condenser. Trim back any vegetation growing around your outdoor equipment. Ideally, your unit should have about two feet of clearance.
Install Programmable Thermostats
A smart thermostat allows you to control the times when your heating and cooling system operates. It reduces the wear and tear on your HVAC equipment and can significantly lower your monthly utility bills.
If you are not comfortable swapping out thermostats, our team of knowledgeable professionals at Old Coast can assist you. When everyone is at work, or asleep, a programmable thermostat gives your system a break. You can remotely adjust your thermostat via your smartphone if you want to adjust the temperature on your way home from work or while on vacation.
Insulate Your Savannah or Hilton Head Home
Use caulk or a similar substance to seal any gaps around your doors and windows. These small drafts can tax your HVAC system, forcing it to work harder to get the job done. The result is higher utility bills.
Sealing up these gaps is a small step that can pay off big dividends. You keep comfortable, your equipment operates more efficiently, and your money stays in your pocket where it belongs.
Let Our Professionals Handle These Jobs
Scheduling annual inspections with Old Coast Heating & Air Conditioning allows one of our NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified experts to thoroughly clean and service your HVAC equipment.
We strongly encourage an annual tune-up of your air conditioner in the spring and furnace in the fall. If you use a heat pump, we suggest a biannual tune-up, once in the spring and once in the fall, since it handles both heating and cooling.
Unless you have the experience and expertise to work around electricity or natural gas, leave these types of jobs to one of our professionals. Safety always comes first.
Our company offers 24/7 emergency repair services for your convenience. We also offer Performance Club preventative maintenance plans that are tailored to your budget and lifestyle.
Signing up for one of these plans offsets the cost of repairs and service calls. They provide you with peace of mind knowing your HVAC equipment is being well-maintained throughout the year.
Call Your Maintenance Experts at Old Coast
You invested a lot of money into your home comfort system—keeping it properly maintained helps you get the most value out of it. At Old Coast Heating & Air Conditioning, we take great pride in delivering excellent service to our customers in Savannah, GA, Hilton Head, SC, and surrounding areas.
Our company’s success is built on developing lasting relationships with every customer. Call 912-250-5771 or request service online today to learn more about our maintenance programs designed to make you more comfortable.
“John K did a great job for us in doing all the spring maintenance of our 5 units.
He was very professional and very knowledgeable about all the systems. He also cleaned the vents on our gas dryer both inside and outside. This could prevent us from having a house fire.”
“First time using Old Coast. Joe was the Technician sent. He was determined to solve all of my systems issues. Will definitively use again”
“Thomas and Gary were great! Very professional and kind. Even offered to help change my flat tire!! Old coast has been very helpful and honest in the past many years. Thank you!!”
“We just had Gary and Kevin here to do an inspection and they were both very helpful and professional!! For Savannah, this was a surprise to have a company so reliable and trustworthy!! I would highly recommend Old Coast!!”
“Kevin and Gary were respectful and very professional! Took time to explain to my understanding and didn't try to sell me things I didn't need! Refreshing”
“On time. Very thorough and courteous.”
“Very professional and knowledgeable technician. Enjoyed learning about my new Trane system and mini-split. They always do a great job.”
“Joe was very professional and a pleasure to have servicing my air conditioner .”
“Did a Nice job”