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What are Some Energy Saving Strategies for your HVAC System?

Energy costs are high enough without you spending more than you need to on your heating and cooling needs. Keeping those costs low starts with following some energy-saving strategies for your Seattle HVAC System.

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Change your Filter

One of the best and most inexpensive things you can go to save money on your energy costs is to change the filter in your HVAC system regularly. When you have a dirty filter, it makes your system work harder to push air through your ducts, which requires more energy and leads to higher costs. At a minimum, you should change your filter at least once a year, but check your owners manual to see if yours might need to be changed more often. Some HVAC systems need their filters changed once every season.

Have your Unit Serviced Regularly

Regular service on your HVAC unit can help it work its best and save money on your heating and cooling costs. A licensed Seattle HVAC technician can detect problems with your system and fix them before they become larger issues that reduce its efficiency. They also can find ways to improve the operation of your HVAC system. You should have your furnace and air conditioner serviced at least once a year for optimal efficiency and to create the most cost savings.

Get Smart about your Thermostat

There are a number of ways you can save energy by managing your thermostat. Turning your thermostat down a degree or two in the winter or up a degree or two in the summer can save a significant amount of energy, which means lower costs. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can set it for different temperatures at different times of day. For example, you might have it turn down at night in the winter while you are sleeping and then warm up gradually in the morning. If you install a smart thermostat, you can do an even better job managing your heating and cooling costs by being able to control it at all times of day from an electronic device such as your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Following these strategies will mean more efficient operation of your HVAC system and reduced energy costs for you.

If your Seattle, WA HVAC unit needs some extra attention and you are trying to conserve energy do not hesitate to reach out to Gene Johnson Plumbing & Heating at 206.792.7495. 

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