Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Deep Chill Air Conditioning and I was compensated for the post, but all opinions and helpful home cooling tips are mine.
Is your air conditioner working properly? Summer time heat isn’t pleasant and your air conditioning is running double overtime, right? For most homeowners summer is the hardest time for air conditioning units because of the hot heat and in some regions high humidity. If you’ve been trying to find easy ways to cool your home off this summer, take a look at these HVAC tips that will keep your home cooler. Whether you need air conditioner repair to help your unit run more efficiently or your home needs better sealants, take a look at these simple ways to use your air conditioner less this summer.
How to Use Your Air Conditioner Less this Summer
Consider air conditioning repair before replacing your unit
While you may think that your older air conditioner isn’t working because of its age, it could just need to be serviced. Deepchill air conditioning Gold Coast recommends, “A fully cleaned and efficient air conditioner will ensure your air conditioner is working to its full capacity giving years of comfort and energy savings.” . This concept applies to homes of all sizes, especially large home that may be overworking one unit and may need to create separate zones in the home and install another unit. Consider having a repair service clean out your HVAC unit. Energy.gov recommends getting your air conditioner filter and coils maintained regularly. Read more tips on how to care for your air conditioning unit here.
Consider a portable air conditioner for your cooling needs this summer
Instead of turning on the air for your entire home, a portable air conditioner in just the room you will be working in could be ideal. For homeowners that have a home office for example and spend 5-6 hours in one room a portable unit could keep you cool while saving on your energy bill. Portable units or a window unit could also help smaller homes that don’t need a central HVAC system always running. Air Reflect has the pros and cons of using a portable unit for your home.
Adjust your thermostat to come on less often during the day
Let’s face it; your air conditioning running 20 hours out of the day is going to result in a higher energy bill. Instead, consider turning your thermostat warmer during the hottest parts of the day so your unit doesn’t run as often. Consider having an energy audit performed by your local electricity or energy company. They will help you see how much energy you’re using each month and will give you helpful tips. From adding better sealant around your windows and doors to adding more insulation to your attic space, you may be surprised how much you can save. Energy.gov features a good video on what to expect from an energy audit at your home.
This summer use these helpful tips to help you save energy and run your cooling systems less. For many homeowners just leaving the house during the warmest times of the day to run errands, go shopping, or to go the library and use their air conditioning is a great option! You don’t have to suffer this summer with high heat and an overpriced electric bill.
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