Summer weather in East Bernard can be rough. But you don’t have to choose between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility expenses. We’ve put together some tips to make it simple.
The top thing you can do to stay comfortable and ensure energy efficiency is by tending to your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system running at its best and efficiently, and E.B. Air, 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 make sure there’s safe operation of your system and the possibility of a longer lifecycle for major components.
- Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as required. Dirty coils require your system to operate more often to do its job.
- Check system controls to be sure of correct and safe operation.
- Inspect refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to be sure of accurate system airflow.
Another critical piece to staying cool is consistently checking your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may increase energy expenses and damage your equipment, which may lead to early failure. Our E.B. Air, LLC pros will look at these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to arrange your own schedule to switch them out.
Here are a few other tips to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient:
- Inspect thermostat settings to be 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 the night air cool your home 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 feeling any changes in your comfort level.
- Another style of fan people often forget about when they’re working to keep cool is their bathroom ventilation fan. Make certain to run yours when you shower as well as 20 minutes or longer after you’re done to take care 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 add 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 extra ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give E.B. Air, LLC at call at 979-335-4262 or request an appointment with us online.