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Energy-Efficient Ways to Cool Your Home

During the scorching summer months, homeowners are often faced with the dilemma of keeping their living spaces cool without adversely affecting the environment or their finances. Many resort to traditional cooling methods, only to be met with skyrocketing energy bills and an ever-growing carbon footprint. This can lead to mounting frustrations and further strain on our planet. Fortunately, the specialists at Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air are here to help you achieve your goals. While our professionals specialize in AC repair and HVAC services, we enjoy helping our customers lower their bills and increase their efficiency. By incorporating five green strategies, homeowners can achieve the desired comfort in their homes while also significantly cutting down on costs and reducing their environmental impact.

High-Efficiency Cooling Systems

Your choice of cooling systems can have a drastic impact on both your expenses and the environment. Traditional air conditioning units, while effective, often guzzle more power than is ideal. Devices such as high SEER-rated Central Air Conditioners, Ductless Mini-Split Systems, and especially geothermal Heat Pumps can cut power consumption in half. While the initial investment might seem overwhelming, the long-term savings make it a financially sound decision.

Prioritize Regular Maintenance of Your Cooling Appliances

Think of your cooling systems as you would a car. Regular check-ups ensure longevity and top-notch performance. Without maintenance, filters get clogged and systems have to work overtime, guzzling more energy and potentially reducing the device's lifespan. Simple monthly routines like cleaning or replacing filters, keeping outdoor units clear of obstructions, and even an annual professional check can keep things running smoothly. Make sure to schedule these essential tasks with a reputable HVAC company as needed.

Ensure Proper Insulation

While insulation is often associated with keeping warmth in during winter, its summer benefits can't be understated. Proper insulation ensures the cool air remains indoors and the heat stays out. Contemporary options such as Spray Foam Insulation, Blown-in Cellulose Insulation, or Radiant Barriers are worth considering, especially if your home is battling to maintain a steady temperature.

Use Natural Ventilation

While modern cooling solutions are great, there's an understated charm in the natural ventilation methods of the past. Strategically opening windows and doors for cross-ventilation can replace warm indoor air with a cooler breeze from outside. Along with this, positioning vents and exhausts to expel warm air and leveraging cooler nighttime temperatures can help better maintain your home's comfort level.

Install Ceiling Fans

Though it's easy to underestimate ceiling fans, their cooling abilities can be very effective. Rather than cooling a room, they cool people, courtesy of the wind chill effect. Ensuring your fan rotates counter-clockwise in the summer, adjusting speed settings to the room's size, and ensuring correct placement can significantly boost their efficiency.

Do You Need an HVAC Company That Can Make Your System More Efficient?

If you’re struggling to keep your energy bills under control because of an outdated, inefficient, or damaged HVAC system, call Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air. Whether you need an emergency AC repair to a routine inspection, our experienced specialists are always available to discuss your situation one on one. We will work hard to find a solution that works for you. Contact our office to learn more or to schedule an appointment for your next air conditioning repair, inspection, or maintenance service.

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