Tips to Help You Stay Cool and Energy Efficient Throughout Summer

August 17, 2017

Summer weather in Montoursville can be a bear. But you don’t have to pick between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility costs. We’ve put together some tips to help you out.

The top thing you can do to stay cool and maintain energy efficiency is by maintaining your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® suggests keeping your system running reliably and efficiently, and Airmen HVAC Service is here to 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 ensure safe operation of your system and the chance of a longer life for major components.
  • Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as required. Dirty coils require your system to run more often to do its job.
  • Check system controls to make sure of correct and safe operation.
  • Look at refrigerant levels.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to be sure of accurate system airflow.

Another crucial piece to staying cool is routinely looking at your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may increase energy bills and damage your equipment, leading to premature failure. Our Airmen HVAC Service professionals 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 change them out.

Here are a handul of other tips to keep your home cool and energy-efficient:

  • Look at thermostat settings to be sure your air conditioner keeps you comfy when you are home and saves energy while you are not around.
  • 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.
  • Utilize fans. An ENERGY-STAR ceiling fan will allow you to set your thermostat a bit higher than you routinely would without noticing any changes in your comfort level.
  • Another kind of fan people routinely forget about when they’re attempting 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 remove the heat and humidity from your bathroom.
  • 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 Airmen HVAC Service at call at 570-322-3131 or request an appointment with us online.