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According to the United States Department of Energy, air conditioners cost homeowners more than $29 billion each year, and they collectively account for about 6 percent of all the electricity that the country produces. To reduce operating costs by up to a whopping 50 percent and avoid breakdowns, homeowners in Monticello, Illinois, should consider a switch to a high-efficiency unit from Trane, as well as making sure that their unit is properly installed and maintained by a trusted HVAC service technician. Here’s why doing so is important for your system.

The Importance of Properly Installing Your HVAC System

The first step to keeping operational costs low and preventing a breakdown is to purchase a unit that fits your property’s needs. When purchasing a new unit, Mattex Heating, Cooling and Plumbing can advise you on which system will work most efficiently by assessing your property’s size, the number of windows in it and other important factors. Afterward, one of our service technicians can install it carefully to prevent complications that can arise from an improper installation, such as:

  • Increased utility bills stemming from inefficient operation
  • Reduced system functioning that can lead to premature breakdowns
  • Deteriorated indoor air quality caused by hindered performance
  • Short-cycling or constant running of the system

The Importance of Properly Maintaining Your HVAC System

The second step to lowering your energy bills and avoiding a costly repair is to perform routine maintenance on your unit. And it takes a trained professional to complete a comprehensive tune-up; a do-it-yourself attempt can cause injury. One maintenance task every homeowner can complete is to check the air filter monthly and change it as needed. It’s easy to forget this simple chore, but it’s one of the easiest ways to ensure your system works efficiently and doesn’t fail.

If you need a new HVAC system installed without worry in Monticello, Illinois, or if you’d like to schedule preventative maintenance to ensure it operates at peak efficiency, contact Mattex Heating, Cooling and Plumbing today at (217) 355-9700. With two-plus decades of experience installing, repairing maintaining all types of units, there isn’t a request our team of skillful service technicians can’t handle.

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