3 Bad HVAC Habits that are potentially increasing your utility bill

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We all have bad habits we would like to break, but what about breaking the bad habits that are costing you the most money first. An HVAC system can be one of the largest investments in your home and with that in mind, we are wanting you to get the most out of your system. The best way to extend the longevity of your HVAC system is by properly taking care of it. Below are three bad HVAC habits that could be costing you a pretty penny.

Forgetting to change your filter

A dirty filter that is left for too long starts to get clogged, which could lead to your system overworking and bringing up costly repairs in the future. Not only can a dirty filter block the airflow, it also can significantly lower the quality of your indoor air. We recommend changing your filter once a month or at the very least, once per season.

Constantly adjusting the thermostat

An HVAC system uses most of its energy during the start-up process. Your thermostat can be the key to either high or low utility bills. Since your thermostat determines how and when your system runs, it can affect your energy consumption. Adjusting your thermostat up and down too many times throughout the day can cause stress on your system, which can affect the long-term efficiency of the equipment, therefore costing you even more money. Using a programmable thermostat or upgrading to a programmable thermostat is highly recommended.

DIY repairs to “save on costs”

If you think that hiring a professional to come fix your HVAC equipment is expensive, just try doing it yourself. Your HVAC systems are very complex and attempting to “fix” something and making a mistake can lead to costing you more money. Don’t work backwards, call an HVAC professional to inspect your system and repair it properly, in turn saving you time and money.

At Greg’s Heating and Air Conditioning, we can help you with all your HVAC maintenance, installation and repair needs. Give us a call at 541-926-8950 to schedule a service appointment or see how you can qualify for financing today!