Have you ever heard of something so preposterous that it kept you shaking your
head for days until you worried about how the misinformation could affect people?
In an online world, even false news spreads quickly, and while that news is often
nothing more than bad science wrapped in a catchy headline, the damage can be
difficult to undo.
A trade outlet recently published such a story. In the article, an engineer shared his
disbelief in learning that people were being told that dirty HVAC filters aided
performance. It’s so counter-intuitive and absolutely false that it’s easy for even a
layperson to brush off as ludicrous, yet this information was being shared by an
engineering professor! When you’ve been around long enough, you learn that even
those ‘in the know’ might not know much, and this is absolutely the case here.
At Owens we want to ensure our customers understand what things are beneficial
to their systems, homes and health. HVAC maintenance is key to ensuring the
longevity and optimal functioning of your HVAC systems, as those, which are
properly maintained virtually pay for themselves in performance.
Small Dirt, Big Problem
When one neglects maintenance it can lead to costly repairs, replacements and
increased utility bills. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports
that a film of only 1/100 th of an inch can impact the efficacy of your units, something the U.S. Department of Energy echoes, writing, “a dirty condenser coil can increased compressor energy consumption by 30 percent”. These reductions in efficacy not only impactful to our environments, they impact our finances, too.
The Airguard Research and Technical Center found that dirty filters and coils cause
a nearly 40% increase in electricity use for homeowners and commercial spaces
alike. Simply put, regular HVAC maintenance just makes sense, and will help ensure
the longevity of your systems while saving you money in the long run.
Cutting Edge, Not Cutting Corners
While regular maintenance is needed to ensure the proper function of your HVAC
units and systems, it’s just as important to choose that maintenance wisely. Owens
prides itself on setting the gold standard of maintenance practices, which are used
industry wide today. We understand how to make your equipment last, and prevent
major issues in the future through targeted maintenance.
As always, our commitment to our customers drives everything that we do, and we
know that keeping your systems clean is imperative, which is why we offer
competitive pricing and bi-annual preventative packages from only $25/per month.
Contact us today. We’re here to help.