The HVAC system in your Apple Valley or Arden Hills home is responsible for much more than controlling the temperature inside your home. It is also essential for managing the air quality and even the humidity. With all these significant functions, a complete HVAC system depends on many intricate components to get the job done and keep your home cool in the summer and cozy in the winter. However, if this is not happening in your home, these common questions could shed some light on the issue and help you determine when to call  952-208-4570 for assistance from the HVAC experts at Blue Ox Heating And Air.

How can I increase the lifespan and efficiency of my HVAC system?

The most important task that you can perform to increase your HVAC equipment’s energy efficiency and life is replacing the air filter as soon as it becomes coated in dust. That added dirt makes it more difficult for the air to flow through the filter and eventually starves the unit for airflow and causes permanent damage. Also, never block airflow from HVAC vents with furniture or curtains. Finally, reduce the unit’s workload by blocking out added heat in the summer by closing curtains and blinds and opening curtains and blinds in the winter to enjoy the added radiant heat from the sun.

Can adjusting the thermostat really help save on my heating and cooling costs?

When you are away from home, resetting the thermostat by 4 to 6 degrees will save money on your heating and cooling costs. In the summer, adjust the thermostat up by around 6 degrees to save on cooling costs when you are away. Turn the thermostat down by about 6 degrees when you are away or after bedtime to save on heating costs in the winter. The simplest way to maximize your heating and cooling budget is to install a programmable thermostat to make these adjustments automatically.

Does regular HVAC maintenance really make a difference?

All mechanical devices need some care and cleaning to operate efficiently. Like a tune-up for your car, professional service and cleaning of your HVAC equipment will ensure that it runs at its peak and keeps your home comfortable. A professional tune-up is the perfect time for the Blue Ox pros to clean the unit, make any adjustments needed, and attend to minor issues before they become significant and costly to repair. Plan to invest in this proactive service twice each year, once in the spring and the fall, to know that you will not be facing any unpleasant surprises during the cooling or heating seasons. Then, all that is left to do is check the air filters regularly and enjoy perfect climate control in your home.

Call the local experts at Blue Ox Heating And Air for any regular service, repair, or HVAC installation needs. Our team of certified experts works on all makes and models of heating and cooling equipment and backs our very affordable service with a full warranty. Call 952-208-4570 today to schedule your appointment.