Energy Saving Tips for Your HVAC System on Earth Day and Every Day

10153908_734947613224621_502341190357044097_nWhen it comes to energy users in your home, your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system tops the list. According to Energy Star, 46% of your combined energy use goes to heating and cooling. Our expert technicians at American Comfort’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning maintain and install these systems every day for residents in the greater Chicago region. And with today’s special focus on Earth Day, we’re happy to share these tips to help you save energy:

Change your air filter regularly

Change your air filter monthly or as required by your system’s manufacturer. A dirty air filter makes your system work harder and not as efficiently as possible. This can increase your energy use.

Tune up your HVAC equipment

Having a professional tune up of your heating and cooling system can improve its efficiency and catch problems before they become costly.

Install a programmable thermostat

These allow you to precisely control the temperature in your home. You can program it to use less energy while you’re away or asleep at night. Learn more here.

Seal your heating and cooling ducts

Ducts move air from your heating and cooling system through your home. You can help improve the efficiency of your system by sealing your ducts.

For more information on saving energy in your home through your heating and cooling system, contact our On-Time team at American Comfort’s One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating at 773-295-2970 / 847-296-3444 / 630-246-2199 or contact us online.

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American Comfort’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Chicago, Elk Grove Village and surrounding areas since 1946. We promise prompt and professional service to all of our customers. “Always on time, or you don’t pay a dime.” ™ Whether you need a new furnace, have a broken AC, or need system maintenance…we look forward to solving all your air conditioning and heating repair, installation and service needs.

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