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Is Your HVAC Running as Efficiently as It Could?
You rely on your HVAC system to provide a comfortable and healthy indoor environment. There are many factors that affect HVAC efficiency, ranging from simple tasks you can perform to scheduling maintenance with a professional service. Keep reading to discover how you can improve your HVAC system’s efficiency to enjoy a more comfortable home at a lower cost.
Your furnace filter screens out airborne particles to keep your HVAC system clean and your indoor air allergen-free. You should change your furnace filter every 30-90 days, depending on your filter type and indoor air quality needs.
Your HVAC system can lose up to five percent efficiency for every year it is not serviced. Biannual maintenance visits from an HVAC professional will ensure your furnace and air conditioner are in good shape and running efficiently. Your HVAC professional will check your system for worn parts and replace them before they become an issue.
Coil Efficiency Testing
Over time, your air conditioner’s evaporator coils can become dirty or worn, affecting their efficiency. A coil efficiency test will determine whether your air conditioner is functioning properly and which steps can improve its efficiency for better cooling at lower energy cost.
Flood Prevention Tips for Homeowners
In addition to heavy rains or other outside occurrences, leaks and other plumbing problems can also lead to floods in the home. Although you cannot predict a flood, you can take steps to prevent one. Talk to your Plano plumbing service about your flood risk and how you can protect your home from water damage.
Schedule a Plumbing Inspection
When was the last time you had your home’s plumbing inspected from top to bottom? Over time, wear and tear can put your plumbing at risk for leaks and other issues that may cause a flood. Having a professional plumber fully assess your home for flood risks can provide you with the information you need to make repairs and prevent a flood from occurring.
Install a Sump Pump and Alarm
A sump pump is a valuable flood prevention device that activates automatically in the presence of excess water. Sump pump systems are installed in the lowest point in your home—typically the basement—and pump water away from your home in the event of a flood. Installing a sump pump alarm will notify you when the water level in your home is above acceptable limits.
At Al’s Plumbing, we can help you prevent flooding or minimize the effects of a flood with fast, effective, and honest plumbing service throughout Texas. Visit us on the web to find out more about our plumbing and HVAC services in your area, or call us today at (469) 808-1855.