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.
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“John K. was very professional and polite. He was thorough and great at explaining what needed to be done. He even helped me replace my air filter.”
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“Very thorough and gave me several options for fixing the system. Thomas was both friendly and knowledgeable.”
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“Last fall Old Coast installed a new heat pump in our HVAC system. Service was professional and timely.
We had them come this summer for a maintenance call. John K. the tech arrived on time and during the service noticed a small issue with the HVAC and fixed it. He took the time to explain what he did complete with photos. Thank you John K. and Old Coast for keeping our HVAC operating at peak performance. Love the cool air on a hot day!”
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