EDISON, NJ – The hot and humid days are upon us and Edison Heating & Cooling is offering residents some tips to stay cool while reducing the strain on their air conditioning units and their wallets. 

“With the warm weather comes the need to pump up the A/C, but there are a few things homeowners can do to help keep their homes cool and not over-work their units and their budgets,” said Mike Iarrapino, owner of the Edison-based HVAC company, telling TAPinto that following some simple tips can help ensure that ‘energy usage doesn’t climb with the temperature.’

For those with fairly new units, Iarrapino said that regular maintenance is important and ensuring that the filter and coil are clean and there is adequate refrigerant will make your unit last longer and run more efficiently. “A properly maintained air conditioner uses less energy while a system that is not running properly will have reduced capacity and use more energy,” he said. “Routine maintenance will, in the end, cost less and prolong the life of your equipment.”

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Those who have systems over 15 years old, said Iarrapino, should have them checked and replaced, if necessary, before they break down. “You don't want to be in the position when, on a 95 degree day their system decides to stop working,” he said, adding that upgrading to a high efficiency unit will help homeowners keep cool without overspending on energy. 

Other tips to help keep cool and save on energy, said Iarrapino, include utilizing fans, especially in the early morning or evening hours; closing curtains and blinds to block out the sun and direct heat from hitting your home; and raising the temperature on your thermostat by a degree, especially at night. 

“You might be comfortable at 70 degrees but your body won’t notice if it’s 71 degrees instead. Over the long term, this small change can help save on energy, especially if you raise the temperature by a couple more degrees,” Iarrapino said, adding, As with heating, you can reduce the energy consumption at night by lowering the demand for cooling. A programmable thermostat allows you to set this and forget it while reaping the benefits.”

Edison Heating and Cooling is currently running a variety of promotions and there are thousands of dollars in potential state and manufacturer rebates and incentives out as well; current promotions are listed on the company’s website (https://www.edisonhvac.com).

“If you need help upgrading your system, give us a call and we can help keep you cool and save on energy this summer,” said Iarrapino.

About Edison Heating and Cooling 

Established in 1987, Edison Heating and Cooling began as a one-man operation run out of the basement of Iarrapino’s childhood home. Over the years, the company has grown and, today, Edison Heating and Cooling is a full-service residential, commercial and industrial HVAC company with 130 employees and a 100-vehicle fleet. 

The company provides installation, repair and maintenance of heating and cooling systems, generators, air cleaners, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, boilers, water heaters, zoning systems and chimney liners as well as oil-to-gas conversion. Edison Heating and Cooling services Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset and Union counties, and also offers financing and 24-hour emergency assistance seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

Edison Heating and Cooling is located at 191 Vineyard Road in Edison. Financing options and access to 24-hour emergency service seven days a week, 365 days a year are available. Non-emergency hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.edisonhvac.com or call (732) 372-7161.

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