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Small Home HVAC Changes Make Big Impacts for Earth Day

Earth Day is dedicated to celebrations and activities that promote green living. You can contribute by making small changes around your home to improve the quality of your own environment. These changes may seem slight at first, but when we change collectively, the results can be big.

Change #1: Install a programmable thermostat.

Programmable thermostats help you control the times of day and at what home temperature your air conditioner kicks on. You can set it to run less when you’re away from home, which saves energy. It also helps you avoid temperature fluctuations that make your air conditioning unit work harder to keep up. Go here to find more reasons to install a programmable thermostat. Then, once you’ve installed it, read this to make sure you’re using it correctly for maximum energy and cost savings.

Change #2: Change your air filters.
The more dirt, dander, and dust that collect in your air filter, the harder your air conditioning unit has to work to filter it. Change your filter at least every three months to ensure cleaner air in your home and more cha-ching in your pocket. Check out this guide to help you choose the right air filter for your home.

Change #3: Check for air duct leaks.
If you have hot or cold spots in your home, have higher summer and winter utility bills, or some of your rooms are stuffy, you may have an air duct leak. If you have a leak, you naturally have energy loss. Go here to see how you can find and fix air duct leaks.

Change #4: Access free online resources. provides many ways to help you save energy with your HVAC system, from simple tune-up recommendations to equipment suggestions to an interactive Energy Star model home. Energy Star is a program from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created to help save money people and businesses money while protecting the environment.

ARS technicians can handle all of your HVAC energy needs and can perform an energy audit on your home. For expert service in your area, call ARS®/Rescue Rooter® at 1-800-277-9400.


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