Summer Energy-Saving Tips
Looking for ways to reduce your home comfort bill this summer in Newport and Bristol Counties of Massachusetts and Rhode Island? You can do many things during the warmer seasons to cut back on your propane usage, boost your air conditioner’s efficiency, and reduce your energy usage overall. Cutting back in these ways will lower your home comfort bill and allow you the freedom to use those savings however you want. Keep reading to learn our top tips to help you save energy this summer season from our industry experts here at Aquidneck Services!
Top 8 Ways to Save on Energy Costs This Summer
Get Annual A/C Maintenance
Both ductless and central air conditioners should be maintained with a service tune-up at least once a year. Booking your A/C tune-up can cut costs on your electricity bills, repair costs, and emergency service fees. Contact us today to book your annual tune-up!
Top Off Your Fuel Tank
Requesting a tank fill-up during the summer will ensure you have fuel to keep you comfortable. Don’t run out and risk paying unnecessary priming fees! Order a refill today from your local fuel provider to enjoy the added peace of mind of knowing you’ll have fuel in your tank when you need it.
Program Your Thermostat
Cutting back on air conditioning frequency can save you up to 10% on your annual home comfort bills. The easiest way to do so is by installing a programmable thermostat, allowing you to set it and forget it. Aim to give your A/C a break for eight hours a day for the perfect balance of ultimate home comfort and smart energy savings.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Now that the days are longer and warmer, skip the treadmill or TV, and enjoy a walk outside. Along with saving energy on the appliances you’d use inside, you’ll get the bonus of enjoying the beautiful weather and basking in your daily dose of vitamin D.
Cook on the Grill
Propane gas grills and barbeques are an emblem of spring and summer in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Break out the Grill Master apron and cook outside, which will cut back on the propane used to power your gas stove and oven while giving you quality time with your family.
Boost Your Cooling System’s Efficiency
If you’ve already had your HVAC equipment’s annual tune-up and you’re still not seeing the efficiency you’d like, consider upgrading to a newer A/C system . New air conditioners with higher efficiency ratings do the same job of cooling your home, increasing home comfort, and cleaning the air, but they do it at a lower rate. These new, efficient models help you to save more energy (and money) during the summer season when you rely on them the most! To book an A/C installation with Aquidneck Services, simply contact us online to request a FREE installation quote today.
Consider Adding a Ductless Mini-Split to Your Home
A ductless mini-split A/C and heat pump system lets you put cooling precisely where you need it. This high-efficiency A/C system will keep you cool and comfortable all summer—AND help you save on your energy bills in the fall and winter. These innovative and powerful systems act as a great supplement to your existing heating or cooling systems and help you control your home’s temperature while saving on energy this season.
- Zoned cooling saves you energy and money
- Easy installation—no messy ductwork required
- Improves indoor air quality
- Supplemental heating source for winter
When you’re ready to make an addition to your home that will keep you comfortable and your home comfort bills in check, get in touch with the experts at Aquidneck. We would be happy to provide you with a quote on your new installation.
Take Advantage of Your Blinds and Curtains
This is another free tip you can use during the warm summer months or the chilly winter and early days of spring. During the hottest days of the year, keep your blinds and curtains drawn to prevent sunlight from warming your home’s temperature. This will help you reduce the need to crank up the A/C! Additionally, if there’s a chilly forecast ahead, leave your curtains and blinds open to soak in the warmth of the sunny day.
Save Energy with Expert HVAC Service from Aquidneck Services
Aquidneck Services is proud to offer a wide variety of home comfort services, including expert A/C and heating installation as well as gas services, professional equipment maintenance, and comprehensive service plans. We work tirelessly to ensure that you are comfortable in each season, and we strive for you to have the best possible experience everytime you reach out to us. Be sure to get in touch with our team to learn more about how we can help you save energy this summer season.