Maintain Your Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment
Get a handle on your biggest home energy users.
Half your energy bill goes to heating and air conditioning your home, on average. If your units are not running in top form, they’re wasting your money. An annual check-up and maintenance keeps them running efficiently, keeps your energy bills in line, and can also increase their useful life, delaying expensive system replacement.
U.S. Department of Energy resources:
- Heating and cooling tips and advice.
- Maintaining your air conditioner.
- Infographic: Everything you need to know about home heating.
- Infographic: Everything you need to know about home cooling.
ENERGY STAR Maintenance Checklist.
How-to Video: Air conditioner tune-up:
Maryland Home Energy Loan Program – Residential rebates for customers of all utilities
What does HVAC stand for?
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
What does an HVAC tune-up include?
A typical tune-up should include:
- Making sure all connections are tight and working properly
- Checking thermostat operation, making sure it turns off & on at the right setting
- Lubricating all moving parts and motors
- Inspecting/clearing condensation drain
- Checking air conditioning coolant levels
- Cleaning air conditioning coils