tips from tim!

Clean or replace your filters monthly

Keep return grille and supply registers clear of furniture, draperies, clothing, toys, etc. to ensure proper airflow

To save on energy costs, set your thermostat to the coolest setting you are comfortable with in the winter time, and the warmest setting you are comfortable with in the summer time

Have a professional inspect your duct system to make sure it is airtight and has the proper amount of insulation

If you are having a heating or cooling problem, you should check these things before calling for service: tripped circuit breakers, blown fuses, or clogged filters

Never try to repair your heating and cooling system yourself. You could further damage your system, not to mention the risk of electrocution, burn, and other injuries to yourself

Have your system serviced by a professional to ensure it is running at it's peak performance

If your system is 10 years old or older, you may consider upgrading to a new, more efficient system to save you money in the long run

If you are having your system worked on or having a new system installed, it is in your best interests to request a copy of the following documents before allowing the work to be done:
Liability Insurance
Workers Compensation Insurance
State Contractors License
City & County Business Licenses

You may also request references from the company. Also ask your friends, family members, neighbors, and anyone else you trust for their opinion

Make sure hedges, shrubs, etc. are trimmed away from your outdoor unit to ensure it has proper airflow and to allow room for your service technician to work.