How to Stay Cool This Summer
If you are looking for great
ways to stay cool this summer, looking no further than your HVAC
system! If you keep it well maintained, it will keep you cool, and help
you save money in the process.
Making your home more energy
efficient will help you big on your electric bill each month. An
efficient air conditioning system that operates on less energy is great
for the environment, too.
- One very easy tip is to simply
use a ceiling fan in addition to your air conditioning. It costs only
pennies to operate a ceiling fan each hour, but it can really cool you
off, causing less need for the air conditioner to be on. Remember
though, that ceiling fans cool people, not the entire house, so if you
are leaving home, it is best to turn off ceiling fans. Why waste the
energy, or the money?
- In fact, to be very energy efficient,
always make sure to up the temperature on your HVAC when you leave
during the warm months. This will keep the air from running constantly
while you are away. It takes only minutes to get the home back to its
former cool temperature when you return home, so don't waste your money
cooling an empty house. Or, install a programmable thermostat to make
sure the temps are always where you want them, even if you are not home!
sure to seal cooling ducts can save you money, too. Many ducts are
energy wasters because they are not properly sealed. You will want to
seal them and then wrap them with insulation; this will result in
keeping you cooler in summer and warmer in winter!
- One great
tip that saves both money and your health is to change your HVAC filters
every month. If you have filters that are cleanable, do this monthly
instead. Changing your filter helps keep your air conditioning running
smoothly, saving you money, and it keeps the air quality in your home
cleaner, keep your family healthier!
- And finally, get a tune
up! Humans run better when we get our checkups each year, and so does
your HVAC system. Make sure everything is a-okay with a checkup of your
system. Have an expert come out and do the maintenance check, as he or
she may even be able to suggest added ways to improve performance.
Can we help you with HVAC parts, supplies, filters, or a new air conditioning appliance? Give us a call!