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4 Simple Ways to Improve Your HVAC System

Your HVAC has a larger effect on your home’s air quality than any other appliance. This integrative system weaves its way from room to room, bringing warmth from the furnace in the winter and fresh cool air from the AC in the summer. With year-round use, it needs a bit more love and care than your other systems. By keeping up with the health of your HVAC, you can:

  • Cut down on home allergens
  • Lower your utility bills
  • Avoid costly repairs
  • Balance your home temperature and airflow

Not sure where to start when checking on your HVAC system? We’ve outlined four simple ways to maintain and clean your system with minimal effort.

1. Clean Your Filters

Hands down, keeping an eye on your HVAC filters is the best thing you can do on your own to maintain your HVAC system. We recommend cleaning your filters at least once a month, especially if your home is prone to dust and pet dander.

If you suffer from allergies, you can even speak to your local ARS / Rescue Rooter HVAC repair team about upgrading your filter type. We offer a range of filter levels that can catch pollen, dust, dirt, and dander to keep your home air clean and reduce friction for your heating and cooling system.

2. Inspect Your Ductwork

Once a year, our HVAC team can come to your home for a routine ductwork cleaning and inspection. As air and particles circulate throughout your home, some of the dust and pollen not caught by the filters can settle in the ductwork over time. So, though it is possible to catch basic layers of debris and dust buildup with your vacuum cleaner extension, our technicians can provide a quick yet thorough cleaning that will leave your home’s air even fresher than before.

3. Utilize Your Programmable Thermostat

Many homeowners do not use their programmable thermostats to their full capacities. These settings are not just there to keep your home comfy. They can also save your large percentages of money off your annual utility bill. For example, try setting your AC and heating temperatures for when you are out of the house each day and when you go to sleep. These slight changes take the pressure off your system and add up in savings in just a few months.

We also supply smart home installation services, particularly Nest products like Nest Thermostats. Control your home temperature from your phone and receive tips on how to keep your space at an efficient, eco-friendly level.

4. Schedule Furnace and AC Checkups

Just like your car, your major appliances also need annual check-ins. Invite your local ARS / Rescue Rooter Comfort Specialist to provide heating and cooling tune-ups once a year. These tune-ups ensure that both systems are running safely and efficiently. 

They can also make suggestions about how to upgrade your system and cut energy bills if your current setup is not serving your home and lifestyle. We use energy-efficiency markers set by the Energy Star checklist to ensure when a new system will save you more time and money than continuing to maintain and repair your current setup.

At ARS / Rescue Rooter, you can rest assured that we have your best interests at heart no matter the season. By keeping your HVAC system clean, maintained, and up to date, we can help you lower your costs and keep your home welcoming no matter what the weather brings. Give us a call for more guidance on how to maintain your HVAC system.

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