Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Efficiency’

Why an Oversized Air Conditioner Is a Serious Problem

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Oversized Air Conditioner Problems

Are you in the market for a new air conditioning system, either as a replacement for an older, ailing AC unit or as part of your new home? It’s important to have HVAC professionals involved in the process from the very beginning, not just for the actual few hours of work required to put the system in place and hook it up. You’ll want them to take the proper measurements, so you can be sure you have the correct size of unit for your home. If the air conditioner is too small, it will not provide the cooling your home needs. If it is too large, it causes its own set of problems.

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Arlington, VA Air Conditioning Tip: Energy Saving Ideas for More Efficient Cooling This Summer

Monday, April 8th, 2013

If you are looking for energy saving ideas to get more efficient cooling for your home this summer, the Arlington, VA air conditioning experts at Oasis Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. can help. In this week’s blog post, we’ll discuss some ways that you can easily save energy and lower your utility bills.

First and foremost,  upgrading to a more efficient air conditioning system can save you a lot of money this summer. This will be especially important if you are facing costly repairs. It may be more cost-effective to upgrade your system to an Energy Star model than to keep on repairing failing equipment. However, make sure that your home is ready for a high-efficiency air conditioner. This includes having your ductwork checked for air leaks and insulating or sealing your home.

One of the easiest improvements you can make to save energy is to upgrade to a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to set the thermostat at different temperatures at different times of the day. You can set back your AC when you are at work and then program the thermostat to turn the air conditioner back on before you get home; this ensures that your home will be nice and cool when you get home and cut down on cooling costs.

Installing a ceiling fan may be another easy way to save energy, since it helps you feel cooler allowing you to turn down your AC. Depending on the size and layout of your home, a ceiling fan may help to circulate the air conditioned air inside your home as well. Attic fans are also useful and can help with ventilation and keeping your home cool without raising utility bills.

If you need air conditioning installation, repair, or maintenance service in Arlington, VA, please give OASIS Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. a call today!

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