How to Go Green in Your Household This St Patty's Day

St. Patty’s Day is a day of celebration, and finding a way to save money while reducing your global footprint can be part of the fun. After all, the best thing about going green may be saving the green.

March and St. Patrick’s Day are the perfect time to evaluate your HVAC system. If you make good decisions now, you can cut back on your energy use during hot summer months. Of course, reducing your energy bills means reducing your monthly costs.

New Thermostat

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a programmable unit is one of the most important ways to reduce energy use. This proactive approach regulates the temperature with less effort and greater effectiveness. While you’re away from the house, the cooling rate should be a few degrees higher than your preferred temperature. This way, the system won’t have to work overtime to cool you when you return. The best systems can increase the AC at a scheduled time, kicking out the Florida heat before you arrive home from a long day at work.

Tune Up

Most HVAC systems work more efficiently if they get a tune up. Just like a car or any other mechanical device, parts can wear out. An HVAC technician can identify any problems and fix them. This ensures that the air conditioning works at both maximum capability and maximum efficiency. A simple fix may mean the difference between a hot, costly summer and a cool, comfortable and less costly one.

Energy Star Overhaul

If your HVAC system doesn’t meet today’s Energy Star requirements, your system is draining energy and money. The U.S. Department of Energy website explains that today’s units reduce energy use by 30 to 50 percent as compared to the units installed in the mid-1970s. A new unit installed today may further reduce your energy use by 20 to 40 percent over one installed just ten years ago. The key is to get expert help in determining which model is right for your square footage, house layout and specific needs.

Schedule Services With Colman Heating and Air

Whether you need a new thermostat, a tune-up or an entirely new system, Colman Heating and Air can be your partner in energy conservation. You can use our online scheduler to get started.


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