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How to Heat and Cool Your Home Efficiently

April 20th, 2015

464066437Heating and cooling systems use up a lot of energy, which can increase your utility costs when you try to maintain a comfortable temperature at home. If you want to get the most effective heating and cool with the least amount of energy usage, use the following tips to enjoy optimal efficiency.

Be Diligent About Changing Air Filters

Dirty air filters can severely hinder the way your heating and cooling systems work. It is important to check on the air filters once a month to see if they need to be changed. Get a new filter when the old one looks dirty. Filters catch dirt and dust that would otherwise get into the system and increase its energy usage.

Call for Professional Maintenance

You should have your HVAC system maintenance at least once a year. The professionals can look at all of the parts of the system to make sure they are functioning properly. Tune-ups help the unit to function at its best to minimize the effect of wear and tear. Yearly maintenance is a great way to optimize the potential of your unit and to extend its life.

Use a Thermostat that You Can Program

Update your thermostat to a programmable model to increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system even more. When you can program the thermostat to keep the unit at certain temperatures, you do not have to use as much energy when you are not at home. Programmable thermostats make it easy to keep the interior at a comfortable temperature without adding a lot to your energy costs.

Russett Southwest is here to help you keep your heating and cooling systems running at their best so you can always enjoy the temperatures you want at home. Our maintenance and repair services help you save money on energy costs without sacrificing your comfort. To learn more about our services or to schedule a maintenance visit, check out our website or call (520) 629-9676.