We’ve got bad news for you. Temperatures are high almost everywhere in the United States—and summer is only halfway over. This is bad news for everyone that doesn’t have a quality air conditioner, or who might be struggling with high energy bills from the amount of cooling required. This is a battle that we know all too well.
Luckily, it doesn’t have to be a losing fight for homeowners in the area. If you’re in need of air conditioning services, or any type of HVAC in Savannah, GA this summer, be sure to give us a call. In the meantime, we’ll help by instilling some knowledge from our homes to yours.
Down below we’ve listed some helpful tips towards keeping your home cool and energy-efficient this summer. Pay close attention and make sure you give our team a call if you notice anything fishy about your AC’s functionality.
Keep Your Cooling Power High and Your Bills Low
When we talk about strategies to keep your home’s air cool and your energy bills down, we’re talking about things that homeowners can do without our help. That’s right! There are plenty of tips and tricks we love telling our community about since anyone can make a difference in the energy-efficiency and comfort of their home. If you need more help with your indoor comfort, or you’re dealing with a distinctly uncooperative air conditioner, make sure you call us.
1. Utilize a Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are wonderful tools when used in conjunction with an air conditioner. Many homeowners often think they need to choose one or the other on a hot day, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
An air conditioner is really great for creating conditioned air by moving heat outside of your home. However, a ceiling fan is amazing at circulating the conditioned air throughout the rooms in your home. When you use these two systems together, you get a more effective approach at home cooling. Did we mention that ceiling fans run incredibly efficiently while they keep your home feeling much cooler?
2. Draw Your Shades and Blinds
Imagine having a massive ball of incandescent gas floating around your backyard, producing heat on the hottest of days. That’s exactly what’s happening when the sun shines its light into your house! Sunlight might look very pretty, but it produces heat. That heat can make it harder for your air conditioner to work properly, essentially causing it to run less efficiently.
This can be easily mitigated by drawing your curtains and blinds on the south-facing windows of your home! Even if it only makes a difference of a couple of degrees, it’ll make a huge difference in your energy bill.
3. Schedule AC Maintenance
Each year your air conditioner goes without maintenance, it’s losing about 5% of its initial energy efficiency. That’s brutal when you’re sitting at home on the hottest day of the year contemplating whether it’s worth it to turn on your air conditioner.
Stop treating your system like a secondhand system, and start treating it like the complex machinery it is. Schedule maintenance to keep your AC in tip-top shape to fight against the summer heat.
The team at AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. has your back. Allow us to do a quality job at a fair price. Call us!