Warmer months are ahead of us friends! Which means fun in the sun, BBQ’s, beach days, and more. It also means you may be running your AC more frequently. Naturally the more you run your AC the more likely you are to notice breakdowns and inefficiencies. Stay cool this summer with these AC tips.
You don’t have to run the AC full blast to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Running the AC at the coolest temperatures makes your AC work harder and uses a lot of energy. You can still achieve a comfortable temperature in your home by adjusting the thermostat to 70 degrees instead of 60 degrees. This is especially true if you are gone during the day or going out of town. Running the AC at a higher, but still comfortable temperature can help your AC run more efficiently and lower your energy bill this summer.
Another way to stay cool this summer is to employ the use of your ceiling fans. Ceiling fans can make a room feel up to 10 degrees cooler by continually circulating the air around the room. This can make a huge difference during the summer months. Did you know that your fan has two modes? Counter clockwise that blows the air straight down, optimum for summer. The other runs clockwise and circulates the warmer air from the ceiling towards the cooler air, better for winter. Be sure your fan is running in the correct direction for the season. If you don’t currently have ceiling fans, they can be very inexpensive to install, it may be worth looking into.
Having natural light from windows and glass doors is nice, and can make a space feel more open. However, they can be a major source for wasted energy. Heat can easily penetrate through the glass, causing the temperature in your home to rise. You can reduce this by investing in insulated window treatments. This helps keep warm air in and cool air out during the winter months as well.
It will be harder to stay cool this summer is you have air leaks around your home, so it is important to make sure your home is properly insulated. Some of the biggest sources of air leaks in your home are around windows and doors. Air leaks allow cool air to escape and warm air to penetrate, this makes your AC work harder. A properly sealed home is a more efficient home.
The best time to call your AC repair company is before you actually need them. Staying on top of your AC maintenance is one of the most important AC tips we can offer to help you stay cool this summer. A thorough inspection of your air conditioning unit can help identify potential problems before they arise and allow you to make repairs before your AC decides to quit on the hottest day of summer! Cleaning and servicing the unit, will also help you unit run more effectively and efficiently, which in the end will help your air conditioning last longer. In addition, part of your air conditioning maintenance includes changing out the air filters. This can greatly improve the air quality in your home. Get ahead of the crowds and schedule your AC maintenance today! To learn more or to schedule your appointment contact us today!