Tips to Help You Stay Cool and Energy Efficient Throughout Summer

August 17, 2017

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

The greatest thing you can do to stay comfy and sustain energy efficiency is by servicing your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® suggests keeping your system operating reliably and efficiently, and Winters Heating and Cooling is here to assist. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll do the following tasks suggested 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 life for major components.
  • Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as required. Dirty coils require your system to operate harder to do its job.
  • Check system controls to be sure of proper 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 may raise energy expenses and damage your equipment, which may lead to untimely failure. Our Winters Heating and Cooling professionals will look at these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to follow 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 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 the crisp air cool your place for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to retain 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 regularly would without feeling 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 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 home.
  • Try not to leave lights on and running many appliances on the hottest days. Obviously, your stovetop and oven add 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 Winters Heating and Cooling at call at 317-406-5783 or request an appointment with us online.