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    How to keep up with your heating and cooling system

    Responsible homeowners should keep these tips in mind.

    How to keep up with your heating and cooling system

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    Responsible homeowners should keep these tips in mind.

    Keeping up with your HVAC system and taking regular steps to improve its efficiency are simple ways to protect your investment. Getting an annual tune-up to ensure that everything works properly and keeping energy-saving tips in mind will help to reduce your overall energy consumption and prevent unnecessary stress down the road.

    There’s no need to sweat maintaining your AC system. Get full coverage on HVAC repairs and seasonal tune-ups with our AC/Heat Protect plan.

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    The Value of an AC Tune-Up

    As with almost everything, proper maintenance is necessary to keep your air conditioner functioning optimally. With those triple-digit summer temperatures, getting an HVAC tune-up is one of the best things you can do to make sure your air conditioner can take the summer heat.

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    Lower energy bills

    In Texas, air conditioners account for 18 percent of your total energy costs. Without proper maintenance, HVAC systems use more energy to do the same amount of cooling. When you have your HVAC serviced annually, your system will be at its healthiest and will run most efficiently.

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    Increased life span

    The average life span of an HVAC system can be as long as 20 years, but most systems start failing in the early teens. Why? A lack of proper maintenance. You can make your investment last longer with annual tune-ups.

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    Detailed service

    HVAC systems are intricate pieces of mechanical equipment. While replacing your filter is an easy DIY task, a full tune-up is best left to the professionals. Certified technicians will know how to service your equipment safely while maximizing the performance of the system.

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    Awareness of potential future problems

    When a professional services your air conditioning system, they’ll take a look at any system and parts that could cause you future problems. Replacing worn parts before they fail will be much cheaper, and you can schedule the repair on your terms.

    Energy-Saving Tips for Your HVAC

    There are plenty of steps you can take to improve the efficiency of your home's heating and cooling system. Keep the following tips in mind to cut down on the amount of energy your HVAC uses throughout the day.

    • Set your AC fan to the "auto" rather than the "on" setting. Using the "on" setting can increase energy costs and make the AC work harder to maintain your desired temperature.
    • Close blinds and shades on sunny days to prevent heat buildup and get the most out of the cool air coming from the AC.
    • Try to use natural ventilation when the weather is nice rather than turning on the AC.
    • Change air filters on time. Dirty air filters make your AC work harder than it should, and reduce airflow. Take note of when to change your air filter, along with the size, so you are ready to purchase new ones when the time comes.
    • Properly seal ducts to decrease the amount of energy required to heat and cool your home.

    Have an HVAC system installed by Reliant or a pre-existing maintenance plan?
    If our technicians have served you before, please call 1-855-457-5700 for service.