The first heat wave of the season has arrived! Prepare your home for warm weather by maximizing your home energy use for less. With these easy-to-follow tips, you’ll be able to save more while you keep your family cool.

1. Call your technician for a tune-up.

Annual tune-ups can resolve unpredictable breakdowns and issues, will increase the life of your equipment, and make sure your system is running efficiently.

2. Install a programmable thermostat.

Take control of your indoor comfort when it gets too hot and sticky to go outside. A programmable thermostat gives you the ability to cut down energy bills by only turning your system on when you really need it. Don’t waste energy when you’re not home or when the temperature drops at night. Instead, you can set your thermostat to automatically rise during times when you are away or asleep.

3. Make use of your ceiling fan.

Even if you have an energy-efficient air conditioning system, you can still use other home cooling solutions. Your ceiling fan can be effective with your A/C, which means you don’t have to run your unit more just to feel cooler. Using your air conditioner with a ceiling fan can lower the temperature in your home as much as 4°F without reducing the room’s comfort level. Just don’t forget to turn off your fan when you leave the room!

4. Consider an upgrade.

Is your current air conditioning unit costing you more even after a tune-up? If you’re running your current air conditioner, but not getting the same results as when you first purchased it, then maybe it’s time for a switch. New equipment offers higher efficiency at a lower cost with additional savings opportunities through rebate programs, like Mass Save. Right now MA homeowners can save on central air and ductless heat pump air conditioning!

5. Make sure you’re covered.

If you’re enrolled in an A/C Service Plan, then you know the value of having your technicians on call for any A/C tune-up or other service. You’ll save more on repairs, parts, and labor with lower chances of breakdowns at the most inconvenient times.

Ready to become a home energy-saving pro? Contact Genove’s home cooling and heating specialists online or call us at 781-893-9191.