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One of the easiest ways to keep your Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, home comfortable and lower your energy bills is by making sure that your HVAC system runs properly. One way to keep your system operating efficiently is keeping it well-maintained. Check out our three HVAC maintenance tips that can improve your system’s energy efficiency and save you money in the long run.

Replace Your Air Filters

One of the most common causes of poor efficiency is a clogged air filter. Air filters are designed to trap allergens and pollutants and keep them out of your air supply. When they aren’t changed regularly, they can clog up and lessen your airflow. The weaker your airflow, the harder your system will have to work to get your home to the appropriate temperature. Harder work means more energy used and higher utility bills. Make sure to change your filter at least once a month.

Clear the Area Around Your Outdoor Unit

When dirt, debris, leaves, and twigs get into your outdoor unit, they can slow the fan down resulting in it having to use more energy to continue functioning. Make sure that all bushes, grass, and trees are trimmed so that there is a two-foot clear area around your unit. If you notice a buildup of leaves and yard waste in your outdoor unit, contact a service technician to have the unit properly cleaned.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance Service

Your air conditioning unit can benefit from a tune-up at the beginning of the season. During the tune-up, your technician will properly clean all of the components of your system, check your refrigerant levels, inspect the system for damaged parts or leaks, and check for consistent airflow. The technician will be able to inform you of any issues that can be causing problems with efficiency and discuss with you ways to address them.

Follow these HVAC maintenance tips listed above to keep your system operating efficiently and reduce your monthly utility bills. Need to schedule your AC tune-up? Contact Air Doctor Services, Inc. at 843-305-8824 today.

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