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It’s no secret that having an AC unit cooling or heating an entire home or building uses up a lot of energy. However, there are multiple ways that AC systems are becoming friendlier for the environment. Here is everything you need to know about how to make your air conditioning unit eco-friendly.

How Old is Your AC Unit?

An air conditioning unit that has been installed in the past 8-9 years is probably much more eco-friendly than one that’s any older than that. If you have an older unit, you may want to consider upgrading. That investment will save you money in the long run due to saving on your energy bills. If you’re unsure of when your unit was installed, contact a professional.

Try a Programmable Thermostat

Another easy way to save money and get your AC unit to be more eco-friendly is to switch to a programmable thermostat. This will give you the option to set the times where you won’t be home to turn the air conditioning off and to turn back on when you get home. This option is much easier if you have a set schedule – but one that could potentially save a lot of money, as well.

Get a Properly Sized Unit

You may be spending much more money on your air conditioning unit than you should be if it’s either too small or too big. If your unit is too small, it uses much more energy to maintain the temperature in your home. A professional AC company will help you determine the right size of unit for your home’s heating and cooling needs.

If you’re looking to go green with your AC unit, contact Big Mountain Heating & Air. We can help you with any of your cooling or heating needs, and we can also help you go solar!