If you’re a typical homeowner, at some point you’re going to have questions about your heating and cooling systemâ€”how to maintain it, operate it properly and get better efficiency to reduce your energy bills. We’ve started our new blog for the purpose of helping our customers and residents of Long Island learn more about home comfort. Here, you’ll find information about a variety of HVAC topics, and explore options for improving your indoor environment.
There’s a lot that homeowners should know about choosing, operating and maintaining their HVAC systems. Some of the topics we’ll be talking about are:
- Preventative maintenance/precision tune-ups
- Ductless air conditioning
- Tankless water heaters
- Ventilator systems
- Indoor air quality
- Improving energy efficiency
- Energy tax credits
And much more. There’s a lot of important information out there that you should know, so check in with us each week.
So, why do homeowners need to be informed about their HVAC systems? Isn’t that what the experts are for? Here at T.F. O’Brien, we believe that an informed homeowner is the best defense against unnecessary HVAC repairs and breakdowns. If you understand how your system works and how to maintain it properly, you’re less likely to let small issues become big problems later on. For example, many people don’t know how important it is to size their system properly. An over- or under-sized system can waste fuel and lead to breakdowns and repairs that could cost thousands of dollars over the life of the system.
The educated homeowner will also know how to operate his or her system efficiently, to minimize wasted fuel and money spent on energy. Did you know that a properly maintained and operated HVAC system can save the average consumer up to 30 percent off energy bills? According to www.energystar.gov, the average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills, with nearly half of this cost going to heating and cooling costs. You can get significant savings when you know how to keep your system running smoothly.
So, be an informed homeowner! You’ll get the benefits of lower energy bills, improved comfort and healthier indoor air. Check with us each week to get your HVAC questions answered and learn more about the system that works hard to keep you comfortable every day.
T.F. O’Brien services the Long Island, New York area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about preventive maintenance and other HVAC topics, please download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.