06/13/2024

Kennesaw Home Services

Serving the Kennesaw Area

Heating and Cooling Tips for Portland Metro Area

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Keep Your HVAC System in Top Shape

Regular maintenance is essential to ensure your heating and cooling system runs efficiently. Schedule professional tune-ups at least once a year to catch potential issues early and extend the lifespan of your unit.

Change Air Filters Regularly

Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, causing your system to work harder and consume more energy. Replace disposable filters every 1-3 months, or clean reusable filters as recommended by the manufacturer.

Proper Thermostat Settings

  • In summer, set your thermostat to 78°F or higher when home and 85°F when away.
  • In winter, aim for 68°F or lower when home and 55°F when away.
  • Consider investing in a programmable or smart thermostat to automate temperature adjustments and save energy.

Insulate and Seal Air Leaks

Proper insulation and sealing air leaks around windows, doors, and other openings can significantly improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce the strain on your HVAC system.

Shade Your Home

Planting shade trees or installing awnings on the sunny sides of your home can help keep it cooler in the summer, reducing the demand on your air conditioning unit.