Regular Maintenance & Tune-Ups: Why You Need Them Both the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency agree that, on average, half a home’s energy is used for heating and cooling. With so much strain on your heating and air conditioning systems, it is important to schedule regular tune-ups and maintenance appointments to keep your systems running smoothly and efficiently. THREE TIPS FOR LOWERING YOUR UTILITY BILL Change Your Air Filter Regularly – Some people have no idea when the last time they changed out their air filter was, if at all. Experts actually recommend changing your air filter once a quarter – every three months. Dirty air filters can block the flow of air, putting more strain on your system, and they can also pose serious health risks. Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat – If you don’t have one already, we highly recommend getting a thermostat you can program. This will allow you to set your heating and cooling at specific temperatures, which can save you up to $180 a year. Get a Tune-Up Once a Year – By scheduling an annual maintenance appointment, you can extend the life of your systems and ensure that you aren’t wasting money on inefficient systems. TUNE-UP SPECIAL: IT’S TIME FOR YOUR TUNE-UP! Annual check-ups help keep your furnace or air conditioner running correctly.