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An HVAC system is a key component of any home, and if it breaks down on you then it can be a major problem. Read below for tips on keeping your HVAC system running efficiently.

Download ENERGY STAR

If you want to know more about efficiently heating or cooling your home, go online and download the ENERGY STAR Guide. It provides information for homeowners to learn more about how they can save money while still keeping their home comfortable all year round, so it is a worthy ready.

Keep Your HVAC System Clean

Do not allow grass clippings to cover the outdoor unit of your HVAC system. Make sure you shoot the clippings in the other direction from the unit. Be just as mindful when you blow leaves to not blow them toward your HVAC equipment.

Cover Your Outdoor AC Unit

When you are no longer using your outdoor air conditioning unit, be sure to protect it with a tight cover. This will keep it free of debris, frost and snow so that you’ll have a working unit when the spring comes and you are ready to uncover it and use it again.

Change the Filter

You should be sure to change the air filter of your HVAC system once every six months. Neglecting to do so can cause dust particles to clog the air ducts. In turn, your system will not work properly and you will find your bills going up. It’s worth spending the time to clean the filters.

Get Your HVAC Unit Serviced Regularly

 

Service your HVAC unit at least one time a year. During the service check, the system motor will be inspected, the moving parts will be oiled and the freon levels will be checked This will help keep your system performing at maximum efficiency.