5 Ways To Keep Your Home Cool This Summer
It’s about that time of the year when the heat of the summer season comes down on us with all its wrath. Fortunately, with an air conditioner in your home, you can maintain your home’s comfort and habitability. But before you assign your HVAC all your home’s cooling needs and send the energy bills skyrocketing, we would like to inform you about five helpful ways to keep your home cool this summer without breaking the bank.
Replace and Clean Your Filters Regularly
Dirty air filters subject your HVAC to run inefficiently and even tamper with your home’s indoor air quality. Your HVAC professional will guide you on how to change and clean your air filters to ensure maximum energy efficiency from your air conditioner.
Block the Sun Entirely
Your home could easily be converted into an oven by the sun’s heat and incredibly increase your HVAC’s running time and power significantly. But how do you block the sun’s heat from sneaking into your home? Firstly, change your window treatments that don’t allow heat into your home. You will be surprised at how much preventing passive solar heating keeps down the temperature in your home. Choose white curtains to reflect the heat. Planting trees near windows might also help put the sun out of your home. Invest in shutters, shades, and awnings to reduce heat gains from the sun.
Go for Energy-Efficient HVAC Units
Today manufacturers are producing air conditioners that have special features, including energy efficiency. If you are having a hard time choosing a good HVAC unit, speak to an HVAC professional who can guide into investing in the right air conditioner. Remember, energy-efficiency in your unit must be maintained through proper maintenance and timely repair services.
Turn On the Fans
Your air conditioner doesn’t have to work tirelessly day in, day out. Give it a minute to breathe by making use of your fans. If you are dying for that cool breeze, consider placing an ice pack right in front of your fan and let it blow the cool air into your home. Fans are great air conditioning substitutes.
Open the Windows
Experts like to refer to this tactic as the cross-ventilation. Open your windows at both ends of the house to allow air to flow in and out of the whole house. You will be surprised at how much you can save on the energy bills by partially giving your air conditioner a break.
Give Us A Call
For more ideas on how to optimize on cooling your home while putting the energy bills on the low, contact TDI Air Conditioning to speak to one of our HVAC professionals. Call us now!