Summer weather in Dresden can be rough. 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 comfy and maintain energy efficiency is by servicing your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system running dependably and efficiently, and McFadden Heating & Cooling can help. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll perform 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 needed. Dirty coils require your system to operate more often to do its job.
- Check system controls to ensure correct and safe operation.
- Inspect refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to assure proper system airflow.
Another crucial piece to keeping cool is regularly checking your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may boost energy costs and damage your equipment, which could lead to early failure. Our McFadden Heating & 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 some other tips to keep your home comfy and energy-efficient:
- Check thermostat settings to make sure your air conditioner keeps you comfy when you are home and saves energy while you are not around.
- If you find yourself cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let the crisp air cool your house 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 feeling 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 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 bathroom.
- Avoid leaving 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 extra ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give McFadden Heating & Cooling at call at 1-866-781-0111 or request an appointment with us online.