Summer weather in Troy can be a bear. But you don’t have to make a choice between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility costs. We’ve put together some tips to make it easy.
The top thing you can do to stay comfy and ensure energy efficiency is by maintaining your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® recommends keeping your system working dependably and efficiently, and Edington Heating & Cooling Inc is here to make that simple. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll complete the following tasks noted 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 opportunity of a longer lifecycle for major components.
- Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as needed. Dirty coils require your system to run harder to do its job.
- Check system controls to make sure of proper and safe operation.
- Look at refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to ensure accurate system airflow.
Another critical piece to staying cool is consistently checking your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may raise energy costs and damage your equipment, which may lead to early failure. Our Edington Heating & Cooling Inc experts will check these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to check the manufacturer’s recommendations to make your own schedule to swap them out.
Here are a handul of other tips to keep your home cool and energy-efficient:
- Look at thermostat settings to make sure your air conditioner keeps you comfy when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
- If it is cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let nature cool your house 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 tad higher than you routinely would without noticing any changes in your comfort level.
- Another kind of fan people seem to forget about when they’re attempting 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 bathroom.
- Work to not leave lights on and running many appliances on the hottest days. Obviously, your stovetop and oven are adding heat into your home, but even everyday 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 more ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give Edington Heating & Cooling Inc at call at 937-558-9478 or request an appointment with us online.