Summer weather in Reinholds can be brutal. But you don’t have to choose between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility expenses. We’ve put together some tips to make it easy.
The top thing you can do to stay comfortable and maintain energy efficiency is by tending to your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system running at its best and efficiently, and County Line Mechanical LLC can help. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll do 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 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 accurate and safe operation.
- Inspect refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to ensure accurate system airflow.
Another key to remaining cool is routinely checking your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may boost energy bills and damage your equipment, which may lead to premature failure. Our County Line Mechanical LLC professionals will check 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:
- Inspect thermostat settings to make sure your air conditioner keeps you comfy when you are home and saves energy while you are gone.
- If you find yourself cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let the night 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 bit higher than you normally would without feeling any changes in your comfort level.
- Another style of fan people often forget about when they’re working 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 house.
- 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 routine 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 County Line Mechanical LLC at call at 717-216-0846 or request an appointment with us online.