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The Different Ways an HVAC System Can Save Homeowners Money

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Winters in the Pacific Northwest seem to be getting colder and wetter. In a state where the residents rely heavily on their HVAC systems, it is only right homeowners are also aware of easy ways to maintain the system to help cut costs. It doesn’t make things any easier financially with the holidays right around the corner, either. It can be tough even to remember to check on the HVAC system sometimes because it generally doesn’t require a lot of hands-on attention. However, the better care homeowners take of their HVAC system, the better chance they have to lower the costs of their heating bills this winter. To learn more about how to cut costs, continue reading below. 

Changed the Air Filter Recently?

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A dirty air filter is perhaps the most common culprit to a number of different HVAC problems expressed by most homeowners. Life in 2020 is fast-paced and doesn’t stop for much. That said, it is understandable to forget to change the air filter every now and then. 

However, those that keep a clean air filter in their home experience several benefits in addition to lower monthly bills. Some of these benefits are: 

  • Better air quality
  • Fewer illnesses
  • Better sleep 
  • Less dust and hair in the home
  • A happy HVAC system

It doesn’t seem like much, but the air filter plays a crucial role in the home’s overall functionality. It is best for homeowners to keep an alarm set on their phone as a reminder to replace it every few months for something so vital. 

The Benefits of Upgrading To a Programmable Thermostat

Kitchen appliances and home security systems aren’t the only things with smart technology these days. Homeowners can even have a programmable thermostat installed into their homes. 


The name says it all. This smart thermostat comes equipped with a list of benefits as well- some of which include: 

  • Energy efficiency/savings: Can more accurately keep the home at the desired temperature and turns off on command
  • Convenience: Many have smartphone syncing capabilities to change the home’s temperature settings when homeowners are still on-the-go.
  • The better financial option: It warns homeowners when it’s time for maintenance or when something is wrong with the HVAC, so homeowners can catch issues sooner and save money on potential damages. 

It’s Probably Time To Schedule Heater Maintenance

Homeowners might get different answers depending on who they talk to, but generally, it is recommended they have their HVAC maintenance check done once or twice a year. Preferably in the fall and spring are the two best times to have it done. This is because it is just before and just after heavy usage months

Regular maintenance is vital because it serves as a preventative measure that helps homeowners cut costs in the short-term and the long-term. After years of preventive maintenance, it’s likely to help extend the life of the HVAC system along the way. 

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Homeowners never have to settle for less when they choose to hire the experts at Sunset Heating & Cooling. They’ve been in the industry since 1922, so homeowners can trust they can handle anything thrown at them! Contact them today to schedule HVAC maintenance in Portland, OR.

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