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Change your forced air filters (for duct-type central heating and cooling systems)
Dirty filters restrict the airflow of your heating and cooling system, making your system less efficient and increasing the system's energy demand.
What You Need to Do
Step 1It is important to replace or clean forced air system filters monthly or bimonthly when the system is in heavy use.
Filters are readily and inexpensively available from most hardware stores for most forced air systems.
If I complete this measure, can I track my savings over time?If you mark an item on your plan as completed, we will track your estimated energy use and savings over time. We can use this to find additional savings options.
How should I maintain my equipment to make sure it operates efficiently?Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a contractor do annual pre-season check-ups. Maintaining your equipment will prevent future problems and unwanted costs.