Tips to Help You Stay Cool and Energy Efficient Throughout Summer

August 17, 2017

Summer weather in Chatsworth can be a bear. But you don’t have to make a choice between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility bills. We’ve compiled some tips to make it simple.

The best thing you can do to stay comfy and sustain energy efficiency is by tending to your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® recommends keeping your system working reliably and efficiently, and True Temp Heating & Air Inc is able to help. 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 possibility of a longer lifecycle for major components.
  • Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as needed. Dirty coils require your system to operate longer to do its job.
  • Check system controls to be sure of accurate and safe operation.
  • Inspect refrigerant levels.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to ensure correct system airflow.

Another critical piece to keeping cool is regularly looking at your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter could increase energy expenses and damage your equipment, which may lead to premature failure. Our True Temp Heating & Air Inc pros will look at these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to check the manufacturer’s recommendations to make your own schedule to switch them out.

Here are some other tips to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient:

  • Check thermostat settings to make sure your air conditioner keeps you cool when you are home and saves energy while you are gone.
  • If it’s cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let the night air cool your place for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to trap 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 little higher than you normally would without noting any changes in your comfort level.
  • Another style 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 home.
  • Work to not leave lights on and running many appliances on the hottest days. Obviously, your stovetop and oven put heat into your home, but even routine activities like watching TV, working on the computer, and drying or curling your hair can up the heat in your home.

If you’d like more ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give True Temp Heating & Air Inc at call at 706-695-7492 or request an appointment with us online.