Summer weather in Litchfield Park can be rough. But you don’t have to make a choice between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility bills. We’ve assembled some tips to make it simple.
The top thing you can do to stay comfortable and ensure energy efficiency is by servicing your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® recommends keeping your system working dependably and efficiently, and Cooler Tymes LLC can assist. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll do the following tasks recommended by ENERGY STAR and more:
- Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors to be sure there’s safe operation of your system and the possibility of a longer lifespan for major components.
- Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as need be. Dirty coils require your system to run more often to do its job.
- Check system controls to make sure of correct and safe operation.
- Inspect refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to ensure correct system airflow.
Another key to staying cool is routinely inspecting your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter can boost energy expenses and damage your equipment, which could lead to early failure. Our Cooler Tymes LLC professionals will look at these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to check the manufacturer’s recommendations to set up your own schedule to change them out.
Here are a few other tips to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient:
- Check thermostat settings to make sure your air conditioner keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are not around.
- If you find yourself cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let nature cool your place for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to hold on to the cool air and block the sun’s heat.
- Take advantage of fans. An ENERGY-STAR ceiling fan will allow you to set your thermostat a bit higher than you routinely would without feeling any changes in your comfort level.
- Another style of fan people routinely forget about when they’re trying to keep cool is their bathroom ventilation fan. Make sure to run yours when you shower as well as 20 minutes or longer after you’re done to get rid of the heat and humidity from your house.
- Try not to leave lights on and running many appliances on the hottest days. Obviously, your stovetop and oven are adding heat into your home, but even normal activities like watching TV, working on the computer, and drying or curling your hair can boost the heat in your home.
If you’d like additional ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give Cooler Tymes LLC at call at 623-208-6444 or request an appointment with us online.