Earth day is April 22nd! This is a time for you to think about how you can do your part to take care of the environment. Taking care of your heating and cooling system is a great start. Here are some ways to make your HVAC system more eco-friendly.

#1: Change your air filters.
Dirty, clogged filters cause your heating and cooling system to work harder than it has to. That not only puts strain on the system which could lead to premature breakdown, but it also makes it use more energy. Increased energy usage can be damaging to the environment over time. So, change your filters every other month. If you have pets, it is especially important to clean or replace the filters regularly, as hair and dander can build up quickly. Air filters help the system work at peak efficiency and help keep clean air flowing into your home or business.

#2: Schedule a professional tune-up.
When was the last time you have had a professional HVAC tune-up? If you can’t remember, then it is time to call our experts at Specialty Heating and Cooling. Regular preventative maintenance on your machine will keep the system running longer and will help conserve energy. We will run an energy efficiency check to make sure things are operating as they should and if there are any repairs or adjustments that need to be addressed, we will do that for you. Your heating and cooling system is one of the most important parts of your home or business, so ensuring that it is working well is important.

#3: Invest in a programmable thermostat.
Installing a programmable thermostat gives you the power of controlling the temperature in your home, no matter where you are in the world. Adjust it while you’re away to turn on or off, or program it for specific hours to your desired temperature. For example, if you plan on being away at work during the day, program the system to turn up or down to save energy. Then, before you return home, program it to come on to ensure the temperature is accurate right when you walk in the door. These products can save significant energy through the year, which not only saves you money, but helps conserve the Earth’s resources, too.

Our team at Specialty Heating and Cooling is committed to doing our part to save energy and be as eco-friendly as possible. Our commitment is echoed through our recycling of products and in our sales of top-quality energy efficient machines. Contact us today to schedule your spring maintenance tune-up or to learn more about getting a new system installed in time for the change in spring weather. We look forward to helping you get your home or business’ energy efficiency dialed in for the future!