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You know your heating bill is going to take up a chunk of your utility expenses. But you should also know that you can take major steps to keep your HVAC system’s efficiency at peak performance to save both money and energy. Even simply changing your filter, getting your ducts cleaned, and buying a new thermostat can help improve your HVAC system’s efficiency. Read on to learn more about how these ways can improve the energy efficiency of your home in Canton, Georgia.

Change Your Filter

Replacing your filter is the easiest yet most important thing you can do to help with your HVAC efficiency. A dirty filter makes it harder for your HVAC system to circulate air. That means you add strain and wear to your system if you don’t regularly change it out. You should replace your filter every three months and as frequently as every month if you have pets.

Get Your Ducts Cleaned

As much as you try to keep a clean house, everyday life still leaves dust and dander floating around. Your HVAC system then pulls these into the ductwork. f your home still feels dusty after a deep cleaning, schedule a duct cleaning appointment. Cleaner ducts not only mean cleaner air that you and your family breathe. They also prevent obstructions in your system, promote better airflow and increase efficiency.

Try a New Thermostat

Your thermostat might be holding you back when it comes to energy efficiency. If you aren’t using a programmable thermostat, you’re missing out on the convenience of setting a heating schedule.

You can set your thermostat at a cooler temperature when no one is home during the colder months. As a result, you can reduce waste and save big. In fact, turning your thermostat back 7 to 10 degrees for eight hours a day can save you 10 percent on your heating bill.

More than anything else, you should schedule seasonal HVAC maintenance with Pendley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. on your fall to-do list. Give us a call at (770) 382-1221 to schedule your regular maintenance visit before winter hits.

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