Spring Is All About Savings - Save Your Air, Save the Planet, and Save You Money Published on March 19, 2016 Spring is finally here! Today is March 20th, the first day of Spring. The refreshing feeling this season of renewal brings is all around with the warmer weather, the late-evening sunlight, and the desire to clean your entire home. You and your family have been stuck inside all winter so now it’s time to push those energetic kiddos out the door to release some pent up energy while you open the windows, turn on some music, and start your Spring Cleaning. Did you know that Americans spend over 80% of their lives indoors? Or that the air inside your home can have pollution levels up to 100 times higher than pollution levels in outdoor air? Or that everyday we breathe around 3,000 galls of air? Since we spend most of our lives indoors breathing polluted air, it’s a relief to know there is actually a way to clean your home and save your air. So as you throw out old clothes, scrub the floors, and steam clean away a season’s worth of filth and who knows what else, don’t forget about cleaning your air. That’s right – you can (and should) actually clean your inside air. We’re not suggesting spraying odor eliminator all around your living area or putting disinfectants in a diffuser. Definitely not! Please don’t put chemicals in your breathing air – you can save your air with systems that remove dirt and kill germs floating around inside your home. HEPA air filters using hospital-grade filtration technology can remove up to 99.97% of the impurities in the air, including viruses, bacteria, pollen, and so much more. You can also purchase an air filtration system or germicidal UV light system to help keep your indoor air clean Spring is a time to clean your home and save your air, but it's also a time to think about saving the planet. If one out of ten households invested in an Energy STAR-rated heating and air conditioning system, it would stop 13 billion (that’s billion with a B!) pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions. If you are considering upgrading your heating and air conditioning system, Hammond Plumbing & Heating is offering an exciting spring special on a new home comfort system and, if you choose a qualifying system, we are also offering a free Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat when you upgrade. We want to save the air and we want to save the planet, but let’s be real: we really want to save money. Thanks to Hammond Plumbing & Heating, spring is the perfect time for that, too! Regular heating and cooling tune-ups can save up to 30% on your utility bills AND if you invest in the optimal level of attic insulation, you can save up to 20% on energy bills. Upgrading your home’s HVAC systems does more than help the planet through more energy efficiency, it can also save you up to 50% on your electric and gas bills. Those savings can really add up here in Kitchener. If you are not ready to upgrade, you can always ask about our spring special for a Precision Tune-Up for your A/C unit that can still save up to 30% more during the peak summer temperatures. Spring is for saving – saving your air, saving the planet, and saving you money. Give Hammond Plumbing & Heating a call today at 519-894-3222 to start saving! Read more about saving your home’s air at our interactive web site, SaveYourAir.com.