Summertime heat is nearing its peak, with close to triple-digit temperatures threatening some serious overtime on your AC unit. These simple cooling tips are sure to save you money and extend the life of your air conditioner.
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, AC units function at a higher efficiency when provided with annual tune-ups. A simple tune-up in many cases can save up to five percent on your electric bill, offsetting the cost of the service.
Yep, that’s right your AC unit necessitates regular cleaning both inside and outside. Expect to change the filters about once a month, but be sure not to let it go more than 60 days. Take time to maintain the outside of your unit as well; examples include hosing off your condenser and sweeping around and under it to keep it free from dirt. Keeping your unit in a shaded area helps to reduce the intensity at which the unit has to work to continue cooling.
A programmable thermostat is a great investment for automating your home temperature throughout the day, while allowing for savings on the power bill. Replace your system when you start to discover system degrade—don’t end up stranded on a triple-digit heat wave to replace or repair your system.
Check for leaks
Ensure unit is working effectively by checking hoses for any leakage on the outside of your house. If vents are leaking, make sure you seal to allow cool air to travel to your home properly.
Alternative cooling ideas
Using different methods to cool your home when temperatures are less intense is a great way to give your AC a break. Look to install ceiling fans and heavy drapes to keep rooms at a more comfortable temperature. Finally, its summer, so time to fire up the grill and leave the oven until temperatures cool. By avoiding the oven in the summer, it keeps your kitchen cooler.
Hopefully these tips are beneficial for enjoying this summer weather in the comforts of perfect room temperatures, all season long. Call I Want Smart today, and let professional and passionate HVAC experts bring you the best-in-market air conditioning.