Debi Marie meets up with Jim Fisher, product manager from Amana Heating and Cooling Systems, to catch up on the latest in energy-efficient and cost effective heating and air conditioning systems. We learn about some of the signs that indicate it’s time to update an HVAC system. We also discover that newer systems are not only more environmentally friendly, but they also operate more quietly. Of course, greater efficiency leads to lowering utility bills. Jim also shows how easy it is to use the programmable thermostat to keep a home comfortable. In combination with the variable speed performance of the new system, homeowners gain more control over the interior environment, as well as keeping a tight control on the operational costs. Jim also delves into the importance of maintenance, and that regular check-ups by a professional service will keep the system operating at peak performance for a longer time.