How to Maximize Your A/C’s Efficiency | Wesco Oil

How to Maximize Your A/C’s Efficiency

Save energy and save money!

efficient home cooling tips rhode islandSummer is getting closer here in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

Is your home’s air conditioning system ready to run efficiently? An A/C running at its best efficiency not only saves you money in energy costs, it helps prevent breakdowns and expensive repairs, and also can extend the life expectancy of your air conditioning system.

We’ve put together a few tips so you can get the most cool comfort from your air conditioning system this summer.

Get an A/C tune-up

Your air conditioning system should get a tune-up once a year. Wesco Oil’s certified, trained, and experienced service technicians will thoroughly inspect, clean, and tune up your A/C system. The tune-up also gives them an opportunity to discover and fix small problems before they lead to a breakdown.

Install a programmable thermostat

A programmable thermostat, used properly, can save you 10% on your cooling costs this summer! You can program it to set the A/C to a higher temperature when you’re away during the day. That’s how you uses less energy and save money without sacrificing comfort! There are also smart thermostats, which you can program and control from your smartphone or tablet wherever you have a signal. Some even let you know if something is amiss with the A/C.

Change the air filters

Dirty air filters make your air conditioning system run less efficiently, and can even damage it. Check the filters regularly. Most average-sized homes with no pets can go no more than three months before changing the filters. If there are pets in your home, or if you or someone in your home has allergies or a respiratory condition such as asthma or COPD, you will have to change it once a month.

Upgrade for better efficiency

There comes a time when maintenance and repairs are just throwing away money. When that time comes, Wesco Oil can help you upgrade to a new high-efficiency air conditioner. You’ll get a return on your investment from Day One with lower energy costs. And we may be able to help you get a rebate on your new A/C!

Contact us for air conditioning installation, maintenance, and repairs!