Archive for May, 2010

Ocean State Recieves 2010 President’s Award from Carrier

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

2010 Carrier President's AwardGlenn Jones of Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating recently received the 2010 President’s Award from Carrier Corp., a unit of United technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), for its overall quality, leadership and excellence in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. Dealerships were selected and honored at a ceremony held in Tampa, Florida on March 5. The President’s Award is presented to an elite group of Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers (FAD) who achieved excellence in product promotions and delivered superior customer satisfaction. Recipients of the award, one of Carrier’s highest honors, exemplify the company’s model for operational excellence, business effectiveness and delivering the best in cutting-edge technology
to consumers.

Ocean State has been successful in demonstrating technical expertise, while also serving as a leader in promoting the Carrier brand and raising the standard for equipment sales. Moreover, the dealership is committed to service excellence and provides exceptional customer care. Ocean State goes above and beyond the call of duty in the industry with a solid, consumer-focused work ethic. (more…)

How to stay cool while being “green”

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

You don’t have to choose between being comfortable and being smart about energy consumption. With a few simple changes to your normal behavior, you can consume less energy while staying cool, even during hot Florida summers.

  • Leave the system on when you aren’t home. Turning the AC off when you leave the house actually uses more energy than just raising the thermostat when you know no one will be indoors.
  • Turn the lights off. If saving energy by turning the lights off isn’t already a habit, it’s time to make it one. Lights give off heat which makes the AC work harder. By turning them off as you leave the room, you save energy both from the light itself and minimizing the work
  • Use your fans. They can move the air so that the humidity is more bearable and lower the temperature a few degrees. You can keep the thermostat a little higher and use less energy by turning on the fans.

With these easy changes, you can feel comfortable without using unnecessary amounts of energy. It’s a win-win for you and the environment!

Time for an HVAC?

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

If you are living in Florida, you probably have some sort of air conditioning system in place currently, but do you have an HVAC system? If not, now may be the right time for you to consider making this improvement in your home or place of work.

  • It is a smart idea to install a new system before summer gets underway. Air conditioning companies are at their busiest point during the summer, so you will get an appointment faster if you call before the weather heats up.
  • A new system in place for summer will ensure that you get the most benefit from your HVAC right away, during the period when you use it most.
  • If your current system is more than 10 years old or has a SEER rating less than 9, a new system will be a dramatic improvement in efficiency.
  • If you currently have window units or individual units and live in Florida, it is time to get a system that does more than cool, and does so efficiently. An HVAC cleans the air while keeping the temperature cool throughout your home while consuming less energy than individual units without thermostats.

If you are considering an HVAC, now is the perfect time to make a call to Ocean State AC and learn more about keeping your home cool.

AC Maintenance Tips

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Even if you are already done with your spring cleaning, there may be some things that you have overlooked that could help your air conditioning system operate more efficiently. Three things you should do the next time that you are cleaning up around the house are:

  • Check all of the vents of your HVAC system to see if they are blocked by furniture, drapes, or anything else. If the air flow is blocked, it’s harder for your air conditioning system to do its job, which makes it use more energy and incur unnecessary wear.
  • Check the location of your thermostats. If they are located near lamps, television sets, or other heat producing household appliances, they may be misreading the ambient temperature which will cause them to work less efficiently.
  • Sign up for a regular maintenance program. Just like your car, the AC in your home is a complex machine that will work better with regular tune-ups. Regular maintenance will ensure that your system operates better for longer, and help you spot potential problems before they occur.

Get ready for a great summer by calling Ocean State AC today for more ideas and advice about how to prepare your system for the hottest months of the year.

Recent Improvements in Air Conditioning

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Air conditioning is a not a new phenomenon – it has actually been around since the 1800s, although was not widely used for some time after that. Although it is not the newest technology, air conditioning is still changing. As society has developed and the needs of people have changed, air conditioning has also evolved to better meet those needs.

Most recently, people have been more concerned about efficiency and health. Through improvements such as programmable thermostats, better sensors, and newer technology, today’s HVAC systems are the most efficient climate control appliances in history. Additionally, HVAC systems now offer features that conventional heating and air conditioning units did not, such as the ability to dehumidify and filter the air that moves through your home or office. In this way, the air conditioner is actually doing multiple jobs by keeping you comfortable while helping you stay healthier.

There is much more to learn about air conditioning, especially in Florida where it is so commonly used. If you would like to learn more, call the team at Ocean State, your local air conditioning specialists.