Earth Day is April 22nd. This is an important day that reminds us to take care of our incredible Earth. Being a good steward of the planet means many different things. While you’re finding ways to be more environmentally friendly, don’t forget to think about your heating and cooling system, too.

Don’t neglect preventative maintenance on your machine.
Regular professional maintenance on your heating and cooling system should be a top priority for all home and business owners. These not only help prolong the life of your system, but it also helps prevent costly repairs that can negatively impact your comfort and your wallet. Maintenance also ensures your machine is running at peak efficiency. We’ll clean filters and internal components and perform a detailed inspection to make sure it isn’t using excess energy. Saving energy is one of the best ways you can do your part to conserve nature’s resources. It also minimizes your impact on the environment. And last, it also helps give you the peace of mind you need as you head into the rest of spring and summer. You’ll know your system is ready to tackle warmer weather.

Upgrade your thermostat.
If your home doesn’t have a programmable thermostat, you’re missing out on big energy savings and convenience! With a programmable thermostat, you can save energy and reduce the cost of your utility bill each month. How? They do exactly what the name says: they allow you to program the temperature to exactly what you want, when you want it. For example, if you’re away from home during the day at work and you know you don’t need your HVAC system running at full speed, program it to turn down. Then, set it to turn back up shortly before you get home so it is at the optimal temperature when you walk in the door. These thermostats work with almost any heating and cooling system and are affordable!

Clean your air filters.
Clean air filters allow air to move through your system with ease. Dirty, clogged filters mean your system must work harder to do its job, which translates to more wear and tear on the system. Not to mention, it means more energy usage, which can impact your efforts to help conserve the environment’s resources.

With these helpful tips, you can make the earth a priority every day throughout the year. So, call our team at Specialty Heating and Cooling today to schedule your preventative maintenance appointment or to get a quote on a replacement system. We look forward to hearing from you!