After my wife and I bought our first home, we quickly realized that we were in trouble. We didn’t know a lot about home repairs, so we had to contact a professional every time we had a problem or an issue. One of the first problems we encountered was with the central AC system. We had to call a professional and the bill was almost $1,000. Surely that’s not the type of work that my husband and I can handle on our own, but there are definitely some services that we can perform. After watching the HVAC technician perform a tune-up on our heat pump and Central AC system, my husband and I can confidently perform that service tune up on our own. We also perform monthly checks to make sure that the system is running properly. These extra steps ensure that the system will last a long time. The last time we had a repair technician at the house, the guy gave us several pamphlets and reading materials. One of the pamphlets was a guide to energy saving tips. The pamphlet offered many different ways to help people save money through the winter, summer, spring, and fall seasons. There was a lot of useful information in the pamphlet, so I stuck it on the outside of the refrigerator after my husband and I both had a chance to read through it. Seeing it on the refrigerator everyday should be a constant reminder to turn off the lights and conserve water. There are lots of ways that we can save money and help the environment at the same time.