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Three Tips to Get the Best HVAC Performance

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According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), your HVAC system could be costing you an additional $1,000 per season to run, due to dirty coils and clogged filters [1]. Here are three simple tips to get the best performance out of your HVAC systems.

Keep your filters clean

Filters that aren’t clean will block airflow and keep systems from running at peak efficiency. One way to be sure you stay on top of HVAC maintenance is to set a schedule. Change your air conditioning filters in accordance with manufacturing recommendations. Preventative maintenance avoids wear and tear on your equipment and maintains reliability of your system.

Coil maintenance

Be sure to keep your coils clean – this includes both the condensing coil and evaporating coil. A report by states that “according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), major utilities, and other experts, dirty condenser and evaporator coils can significantly increase HVAC energy usage and associated utility costs…a dirty condenser coil can increase compressor energy consumption by 30 percent.”[2]

Monitor building regulations

By taking steps to secure the building in which the HVAC system is located, you may be able to cut costs and save energy. Simple things like making sure your building is well insulated along with positive habits like keeping doors and windows closed when running the AC all add up when looking at long-term efficiency. You can have a perfectly running HVAC system, but if the surrounding environment is hurting rather than helping, your HVAC system may be doing more work than it should.

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Post Author: Roger Holder – NTT Training HVAC Instructor

[1] 9 Do-It-Yourself Tips for Cleaning Your HVAC System by Alma Ubilla – Florida Career College (FCC):
[2] Benefits of Cleaning A/C Coils – Nu-Calgon:

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