Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency This Summer

As Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts transition from the pleasant days of spring to the sweltering days of summer, it’s crucial to ensure your home is equipped with an efficient air conditioner to combat the heat. This blog post will guide you through the importance of getting annual A/C tune-ups and knowing when it’s time to upgrade your A/C unit.

The Importance of Annual A/C Tune-Ups

Regular maintenance of your A/C unit is essential to keep it operating at peak performance. Here’s why you should consider getting your A/C unit tuned up every year:

  • Efficiency: Regular tune-ups can help your A/C unit run more efficiently, which can lead to lower energy bills.
  • Prevent Breakdowns: Proper maintenance helps prevent equipment breakdowns.
  • Longevity: Regular tune-ups help extend the lifespan of your A/C unit.
  • Meet Warranty Requirements: Some manufacturers require regular maintenance to keep the warranty valid.

If this sounds like your A/C system, then reach out to Falmouth Energy’s HVAC experts today.

Recognizing When to Upgrade Your A/C Unit

Knowing when to upgrade your A/C unit is just as important as regular maintenance. Here are some signs that it may be time to consider an upgrade:

  • Inefficient Cooling: If your A/C unit is struggling to cool your home or certain rooms are always hotter than others, it may be time for an upgrade.
  • Aging Equipment: If your A/C unit is more than 10 years old, it may not be as efficient as newer models. Upgrading to a new, energy-efficient model could lead to significant energy savings.
  • Frequent Breakdowns: If your A/C unit requires frequent repairs, it may be more cost-effective to replace it with a new one.
  • High Energy Bills: If your energy bills are consistently high during the summer months, it may be a sign that your A/C unit is not running efficiently.

Keep in mind that a standard ductless mini-split will consume 40% less energy than a traditional window unit air conditioner. That means your upgrade could make a serious dent in your energy bills, while keeping you comfortable. Reach out to the experts at Falmouth Energy if you’d like to learn more.

Related Article: Important Considerations When Installing a New Air Conditioning System in MA

Have an Efficient Summer with These Home Cooling Tips

Try some of these super simple tips to keep your home cooler and less reliant on the A/C this summer:

  • Keep windows closed and apply weather stripping to keep cool air from escaping.
  • Grilling out this summer also helps you avoid heating up your kitchen.
  • Set your thermostat to an optimal schedule, keeping it warmer when you’re away.

While these may sound like small changes, they could have a real impact on your summer energy bills.

Falmouth Energy’s Cooling Pros by Your Side

Don’t navigate these choices solo. Our seasoned cooling experts are here to guide you through it all. From assessing your space to addressing your queries, our installation technicians simplify the process. Reach out today to explore your cooling options and guarantee your summer comfort.