How to Get the Best Performance from Your Heating and Cooling System

For most people, heating, and cooling costs make up about half of their total energy expenditures. That is why it is important to get the best, most efficient performance from your heating and cooling systems. At First Choice Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we are committed to helping our customers get the best performance from their existing systems, and, for those customers purchasing new systems, helping them find the best heating and cooling options for their lifestyles and homes.

Cheaper is not always cheaper.

Air conditioning and heating systems have a projected lifespan of 10 to 20 years, which means that the costs of a new system have to be weighed against the long-term efficiency savings connected with that system. Lifestyle can make a huge difference in heating and cooling usage, as can the age of the home, the presence or absence of existing ductwork, and your desire to avoid structural changes. A First Choice Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning HVAC specialist can help you make the best choice for your home and lifestyle. Energy Star-certified high-efficiency models can cut your utility costs by up to about 30%, which can result in significant long-term savings.

Bigger is not always better.

Some people believe that the larger a heating or air conditioning unit, the more efficiently it can heat a space. However, air conditioning units are sized for the size of a home, and units that are too large might not cycle on and off properly, resulting in uneven heating and cooling, as well as less efficient operation.
Keeping your system clean can increase efficiency and the life of your system.
You can take steps to improve the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning. Something as simple as regular filter changes can improve your efficiency and help protect your unit.

Properly maintaining your system can help prevent future problems.

With heaters and air conditioners, untreated small problems, which may be difficult to detect in normal usage, can quickly turn into major, very expensive problems. Having your heating and air conditioning maintained in pre-season checkups is the best way to prevent problems and breakdowns from occurring. At First Choice Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning we can diagnose, service, and repair all major brands of HVAC equipment including Lennox, Carrier, Coleman, York, Goodman, Fujitsu, and Honeywell.

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