Although winters in the Acadiana area of Louisiana are generally mild, temperatures often dip below freezing. Keeping your heating system, ventilation and air conditioning system tuned up reduces the incidence of repairs, saves energy and keeps you snug and warm in your home or office. Weatherizing stops drafts and reduces the load on your HVAC system.
Importance of Tuneups
Tuning up the air conditioner in the spring and the heating system in the fall is a key factor in saving energy and prolonging the life of your HVAC system. Tuneups inspect, clean and calibrate every component of a heating and cooling system. This ensures that each element works properly and that the entire system functions efficiently as a whole. The result is seen in energy savings, reduced utility bills and improved comfort. In addition, correcting small problems identified during tuneups reduces the likelihood of major problems developing. It is more cost-effective to replace an air filter than repair an overtaxed compressor.
Furnace tuneups also help improve indoor air quality. Keeping filters clean keeps the air flowing through ducts and into your home clean. During a tuneup, technicians will also check for dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide, which can cause health problems or be fatal.
Weatherization and energy savings go hand in hand. Adding more insulation and sealing leaks in the building shell, around doors, windows and places where pipes and conduits enter your home can reduce energy bills by approximately 10% each year. Some projects, such as weatherstripping around doors and windows, are easy for do-it-yourselfers. Others, such as sealing ducts, require the expertise of professionals.
Taking stock of the overall health of your home also guards your health. Air leaks allow pollen, vermin and other pests to enter your home. People with respiratory problems, asthma, the elderly and infants are more susceptible to the effects of poor indoor air quality.
Fontenot’s Air Conditioning & Heating has served the Acadiana region for generations. Our factory-trained technicians do new installations, repairs and maintenance on all brands of HVAC equipment. We back our work with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. For more information about saving energy and maintaining your HVAC equipment, call (337) 706-9469.