Tips to Help You Stay Cool and Energy Efficient Throughout Summer

August 17, 2017

Summer weather in Brookfield can be brutal. But you don’t have to make a choice between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility expenses. We’ve put together some tips to make it easy.

The top thing you can do to stay cool and maintain energy efficiency is by servicing your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system working reliably and efficiently, and Central Air LLC is here to make that simple. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll do the following tasks suggested by ENERGY STAR and more:

  • Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors to ensure safe operation of your system and the opportunity of a longer life 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 correct and safe operation.
  • Inspect refrigerant levels.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to ensure correct system airflow.

Another crucial piece to staying cool is consistently inspecting your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may raise energy expenses and damage your equipment, which could lead to untimely failure. Our Central Air LLC pros will inspect these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to take a look at the manufacturer’s recommendations to make your own schedule to change them out.

Here are some other tips to keep your home cool and energy-efficient:

  • Check thermostat settings to make sure your air conditioner keeps you comfy when you are home and saves energy while you are not around.
  • If it’s cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let nature cool your house for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to trap the cool air and block the sun’s heat.
  • Utilize fans. An ENERGY-STAR ceiling fan will allow you to set your thermostat a bit higher than you regularly would without feeling any changes in your comfort level.
  • Another type of fan people often forget about when they’re working to keep cool is their bathroom ventilation fan. Be sure to run yours when you shower as well as 20 minutes or longer after you’re done to take care of the heat and humidity from your bathroom.
  • Avoid leaving lights on and running many appliances on the hottest days. Obviously, your stovetop and oven put heat into your home, but even routine activities like watching TV, working on the computer, and drying or curling your hair can up the heat in your home.

If you’d like extra ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give Central Air LLC at call at 203-357-5913 or request an appointment with us online.