Green Air Conditioning Solutions

Making your home’s air conditioning system more energy efficient doesn’t mean you have to suffer through a hot humid home or spend the day in an ice-filled bathtub. Taking simple steps can often help you significantly reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint.

Cool off. The easiest way to lower your need to cool your home is to keep it from heating up. For example:
  • Landscape your lot to shade your house.
  • If you replace your roof, use a light-colored material to help it reflect heat.
  • Insulate your house to at least the recommended levels to help keep out the heat, and consider using a radiant barrier.
  • On hot days, close all the windows and exterior doors.
  • Install window shades or other window treatments and close the shades. Shades will help block out not only direct sunlight, but also radiated heat from the outdoors.
  • Avoid using the oven on hot days; cook on the stovetop or in the microwave— better yet, grill outside!
  • Avoid any activities that generate a lot of heat, such as running a computer, washing laundry, burning open flames, running a dishwasher, and using hot devices such as curling irons or hair dryers. Even stereos and televisions will add some heat to your home.
Program your thermostat. You can save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply turning your thermostat back 10°–15° for eight hours. You can do this automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat. If you do not have a programmable thermostat, look for the ENERGY STAR® label when you’re shopping for one. Read more about thermostats here.

Tune up your system. It’s important to give your air conditioning system regular service. A tuned-up system will run more efficiently, lower your energy costs and last longer. Contact ARS®/Rescue Rooter® to give your system a complete tune-up at the beginning of each heating season.

High-efficiency A/C. If your air conditioner system is older, you might be able to reduce your energy use by 20%–50%* by switching to a high-efficiency air conditioner and taking other actions to keep your home cool.

Contact A-TEAM Heating & Air Conditioning today at (888) 433-9413 for more information on reducing your energy bills and your carbon footprint!


ATEAM We would like to thank you for the quick response to my call and for servicing my air conditioning when we were all in melt down mode. Your service technicians were very professional and polite and we will recommend you guys to everyone in the future. Thanks again.
~R & S Kennedy, Pittsgrove NJ

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