How Are Your HVAC Habits Influencing Your Utility Bills?  

No matter what the climate outside in Birmingham, the temperature within your space decides how comfortable your family will be. Find the right temp and your house will be a nice escape from the world. But if your heating and cooling system isn’t functioning the right way, you’ll notice. And it won’t be enjoyable. 

Take time for a thorough look at the way you’re using your home comfort system. It could be the difference between a steady system or a problematic performer. Try this brief quiz from Norrell Service Experts to see how you stack up. 

  • The warm season is almost here in Birmingham. How do you get your system ready?
    1. Switch out the HVAC filter and clear up the vents. Then it’s ready to go.
    2. Schedule an appointment with the Experts for seasonal maintenance.
    3. Nothing. It should be fine.
  • You’re planning an event on a summer night, but the AC isn’t doing anything. What’s your solution?
    1. Instruct my guests to bring iced beverages.
    2. Call for an emergency repair to get it functioning before the party starts.
    3. Plug in my fans and hope for a nice breeze.
  • Your current HVAC is losing steam. What will you do when it’s time for a new one?
    1. Allow my contractor to choose and pay for it with a credit card.
    2. Manage worries and charges by subscribing to a monthly home comfort subscription.
    3. Install the fanciest system on the market in Birmingham.
  • When you open your next monthly energy bill, what do you think you’ll find?
    1. It will have a hefty price tag. My home comfort bills have been climbing.
    2. It will be similar to the bill for the same month last year.
    3. I can’t know for certain until I open it. Some months aren’t bad, but others are shocking.
  • Your heating and cooling system is making a strange noise. What do you do?
    1. Find my toolbox and spend a weekend trying to fix it.
    2. Book a professional technician to check it out.
    3. Forget about it and wait until it ends.

Time to check your results. If you selected mostly Bs, your home comfort habits are right on. You’re taking care of your equipment and you have a plan for replacement. But if you responded to any of these scenarios with As or Cs, you should make a number of changes to help your HVAC perform more efficiently. Keep going to discover how. 

Improved HVAC Habits to Help Protect Your Home 

Arrange Annual Maintenance While switching out your air filter and dusting your vents are crucial tasks to ready your machinery for a season change, a professional maintenance appointment is essential to conclude the process. During a routine visit, your professional technician will handle a series of tasks that advance the energy efficiency pro will look out for more significant complications for your equipment. That could save you a pricey breakdown later down the road. 

Find an HVAC company that offers emergency repairs. Even meticulously maintained heating and cooling systems can have trouble on occasion. And it always seems to happen at the least convenient times. A company with 24/7 emergency service can fix the headache and distress. The Service Experts Advantage Program provides that much needed service to homes at no other cost. 

Devise a plan for your HVAC system upgrade. Some home comfort systems can operate for 10 to 15 years, but they won’t last forever. Build a strategy now to escape last-minute pressure when your system takes its ultimate bow. The Service Experts Advantage Program™ can be useful. It brings you a new high-efficiency heating and cooling system with no up-front expenses. Even better, the program includes free maintenance and repairs. 

Keep track of your monthly energy costs and take note when they dramatically change. Your utility bills can tell you more than your monthly expenses. If you’re noticing a steady increase in your expenses but no difference in home comfort, something is probably happening with your equipment. A modern high-efficiency system can offer you peace of mind with more stable energy usage—and that means fewer shocks on your bill. 

Act when you detect an odd noise from your heating and cooling system. That noise is more than irritating. It illustrates something is amiss with your HVAC. Even if it’s a comparatively small trouble, left unchecked it could make for a high-priced repair later on. Don’t try to regulate it yourself. Leave it to the Experts to diagnose and repair it. 

Your heating and cooling system can cost you quite a bit when you don’t maintain it. If you work with these tips, you could save time, additional costs and annoyance. And if your system just isn’t helping anymore, consider finding one through the Service Experts Advantage Program. It can find you a modern energy-efficient system with no up-front costs and free maintenance and repairs. 

To discover more, give us a call or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help! 

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