How old is your home’s heating and cooling system? Heating and cooling accounts for 42 percent of a home’s energy costs, so upgrading to a more efficient system can help you save a significant amount of money. Do you currently rely on “zoned” heating and cooling systems? If not, you should consider it—zoning allows a system to be modified by region, room-by-room and floor-by-floor. Zoned systems are highly efficient.

Have you upgraded to a new heat pump system? Rather than generate heat, pumps move heat from the outside to the inside. A heat pump system can be used to supplement your existing heating and cooling system. This system can help you save 30-40 percent on energy costs. Some other steps you can take to conserve energy and save money include installing a programmable thermostat, insulating air ducts, keeping the blinds open, insulate windows, doors, and the attic, and upgrading appliances.

Have you done any of these things? Please share in the comments and take a look at the infographic below by AAA Heating and Air Conditioning to learn more.