Summer weather in Pflugerville can be rough. But you don’t have to choose between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility bills. We’ve assembled some tips to help you out.
The best thing you can do to stay cool and ensure energy efficiency is by maintaining your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® suggests keeping your system working at its best and efficiently, and Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning 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 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 need be. Dirty coils require your system to run more often to do its job.
- Check system controls to ensure proper and safe operation.
- Check refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to be sure of correct system airflow.
Another critical piece to staying cool is routinely inspecting your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter can raise energy bills and damage your equipment, leading to early failure. Our Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning pros will look at these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to check the manufacturer’s recommendations to arrange your own schedule to swap 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 comfortable 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 crisp air 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 bit higher than you routinely would without noting any changes in your comfort level.
- Another kind of fan people seem to 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 take care of the heat and humidity from your house.
- Work to not 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 Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning at call at 512-355-1482 or request an appointment with us online.