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Your utility bills are likely one of the largest expenses for your Creston, California, home. Improving the efficiency of your home is critical to reducing the carbon footprint of your home and lowering energy costs. There are a few simple HVAC tips you can follow that can improve the efficiency of your system.

Keep Your Filter Maintained

One of the simplest and most effective ways to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system is by monitoring your filter. You always want to make sure you change it at least every three months, or even more often if you have pets. Your filter is responsible for trapping the pollutants that travel through your home, improving your indoor air quality (IAQ) and keeping your system clean. When it becomes too clogged, it will restrict the airflow through your system, causing it to work harder than it needs to.

Keep Your Vents Clean

As your system runs, all of the dirt, pollen, and other debris in your air will move through your ductwork, often settling in your vents. When this buildup becomes too much, you will see a restriction in airflow similar to when you have a clogged filter. During your regular cleaning routine, use the vacuum attachment to gently loosen. Also, remove the debris to allow the air to move more freely.

Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance

The best tip for keeping your HVAC system running as efficiently as it can is by having routine HVAC maintenance. During a maintenance appointment, your technician will thoroughly clean all of the components of your system and check for worn or damaged parts that need repairs or replacement. They will also check that you are getting proper airflow and address any issues impeding it. This way, your system will be able to work smarter, not harder.

Ready to schedule your next maintenance appointment? Contact Straight Line Heating and Cooling at (805) 286-8800. One of our knowledgeable service technicians will get your service scheduled.

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