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The HVAC system is one of the most valuable systems in your San Luis Obispo, California, home. It’s important to keep your system running as long as possible to avoid having to upgrade it sooner than necessary. Follow a few simple tips to prolong the lifespan of your heating and cooling system.

1. Maintain It Regularly

The first step to keeping your system running for as long as possible is keeping up with regular maintenance. Every HVAC system should receive maintenance every year. The heating tune-up should be scheduled in the fall, and the air conditioning tune-up should be scheduled in the spring. By having an HVAC technician maintain your unit, you can be aware of any potential problems and make sure everything is functioning correctly when it operates.

2. Change the Air Filter

One of the easiest ways to keep your HVAC system operating at peak efficiency is to change the filter regularly. It’s also a task that many homeowners overlook because they don’t realize just how important it is to have a clean filter. Dirty HVAC filters can impact how much air can flow through the system, as well as negatively impact your home’s indoor air quality. Failing to change the filter can also shorten your system’s lifespan.

3. Don’t Overwork the HVAC Unit

If it’s a hot summer day, avoid dropping the temperature drastically in an attempt to cool down the house faster. This habit can overwork your unit, causing some of the most critical components to burn out or wear out faster, requiring a replacement of the unit sooner than necessary.

At Straight Line Heating and Cooling, we can provide heating and cooling maintenance services, as well as provide additional tips to help extend the life of your system. Contact us today at (805) 286-8800.

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