Summer weather in Heflin can be rough. But you don’t have to make a choice 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 comfortable and maintain energy efficiency is by servicing your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system running dependably and efficiently, and Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc can assist. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll perform the following tasks recommended 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 opportunity of a longer lifecycle for major components.
- Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as required. Dirty coils require your system to run harder to do its job.
- Check system controls to make sure of proper and safe operation.
- Inspect refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to ensure accurate system airflow.
Another crucial piece to keeping cool is regularly inspecting your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter can boost energy expenses and damage your equipment, leading to early failure. Our Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc pros will check these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to set up your own schedule to swap them out.
Here are a handul of other tips to keep your home comfy and energy-efficient:
- Check thermostat settings to be 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 nature cool your home for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to hold on to the cool air and block the sun’s heat.
- Use fans to your advantage. 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 type of fan people routinely forget about when they’re working 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 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 normal activities like watching TV, working on the computer, and drying or curling your hair can increase the heat in your home.
If you’d like extra ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc at call at 256-270-1196 or request an appointment with us online.