Summer weather in Murrieta can be a bear. But you don’t have to choose between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility costs. We’ve put together some tips to help you out.
The best thing you can do to stay cool and maintain energy efficiency is by tending to your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system working dependably and efficiently, and Cool Air Solutions is here 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 make sure there’s safe operation of your system and the opportunity 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 work longer to do its job.
- Check system controls to ensure proper and safe operation.
- Check refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to ensure proper system airflow.
Another key to keeping cool is consistently looking at your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may raise energy bills and damage your equipment, leading to early failure. Our Cool Air Solutions experts 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 swap them out.
Here are some other tips to keep your home comfy 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 you find yourself 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.
- Utilize fans. An ENERGY-STAR ceiling fan will allow you to set your thermostat a tad higher than you normally would without noticing any changes in your comfort level.
- Another style of fan people often forget about when they’re trying 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 home.
- Try not to leave lights on and running many appliances on the hottest days. Obviously, your stovetop and oven put heat into your home, but even everyday 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 Cool Air Solutions at call at 951-299-9853 or request an appointment with us online.