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Heating your Paso Robles, California, home can get expensive, but there are steps you can take to save money and stay warm. Check out these tips to make your system more efficient and lower your heating costs.

Turn the Heat Down

Keep in mind that you pay for every degree you set your thermostat to. According to EnergyHub’s calculations, for every one degree more you heat your home, you pay 3 percent or more of your utility bills. By keeping your house a couple of degrees cooler, you can save money in the long run.

Seal the Heat In

An improperly sealed and insulated home lets more heat out than you might think. You’re paying to heat your home, but with areas like leaky air ducts, windows, the attic, fireplaces, or ventilation fans, your heated air might not stay in your home. Properly sealing your home traps that heat inside, which makes your HVAC system use less energy to keep your home at a steady temperature.

Change Your Air Filter

Changing your air filters when they get dirty is something you should do throughout the year. Doing this saves you money because the less your HVAC system has to work, the less energy it uses. A clogged air filter makes it work harder. We suggest changing it once a month.

Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

Upgrading to a smart thermostat is a great way to keep your HVAC costs down. Remotely turn down your home’s heating to save energy when your house is empty. Get reports on how efficient your HVAC system is. Smart thermostats give you greater control over your HVAC system, as well as knowledge you can use to improve your energy usage.

If you want to bring your heating system back up to its full potential and health, give our team at Straight Line Heating and Cooling a call at (805) 286-8800.

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