Summer weather in Wharton can be rough. But you don’t have to choose between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility costs. We’ve compiled some tips to make it easy.
The top thing you can do to stay cool and ensure energy efficiency is by servicing your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system operating at its best and efficiently, and Faust Air Conditioning and Heating is here to assist. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll do the following tasks noted by ENERGY STAR and more:
- Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors to make sure there’s safe operation of your system and the chance of a longer lifecycle 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 accurate and safe operation.
- Check refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to ensure proper system airflow.
Another critical piece to staying cool is consistently looking at your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may boost energy expenses and damage your equipment, which could lead to untimely failure. Our Faust Air Conditioning and Heating pros will look at these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to take a look at the manufacturer’s recommendations to set up your own schedule to switch them out.
Here are some other tips to keep your home cool and energy-efficient:
- Look at thermostat settings to ensure 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 trap the cool air and block the sun’s heat.
- Take advantage of fans. An ENERGY-STAR ceiling fan will allow you to set your thermostat a little higher than you routinely would without noticing any changes in your comfort level.
- Another type of fan people seem to forget about when they’re trying 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 bathroom.
- 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 everyday 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating at call at 979-323-6130 or request an appointment with us online.