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Summer HVAC Energy Efficiency Checklist

HVAC efficiencyOur HVAC system works its hardest during the summer months, but you can still save energy without sacrificing comfort. These tips will help you operate your HVAC system at optimal efficiency in extreme heat.

Change your filter. Check your air filter every month, and remember to replace it at least every 3 months. A dirty filter will make your HVAC system work harder to keep you cool.

Tune it up. Scheduling regular preventative maintenance will keep your system operating at peak performance year-round.

Close the windows. Keeping the windows closed will prevent your HVAC system from working harder than it should to combat excessive humidity levels.

Go programmable. A programmable thermostat allows you to pre-program energy-saving temperature settings based on your daily schedule—without having to remember to manually change them.

Seal it tight. Have an HVAC professional seal your heating and cooling ducts to prevent cold air leaks in your duct joints.

Keep it clean. Keep the area surrounding your exterior AC unit free of dirt, shrubs and other items that blocks airflow across the condensing coil.

Consider upgrading. If your HVAC equipment is older than 10 years, consider replacing it with a unit that has earned an ENERGY STAR label, the EPA-backed symbol for energy efficiency.

Call ARS®/Rescue Rooter® at 1-800-277-9400 to set up an appointment with one of our Comfort Advisors, and they can evaluate your current HVAC system!

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