Tips to Help You Stay Cool and Energy Efficient Throughout Summer

August 17, 2017

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

The best thing you can do to stay comfy and sustain energy efficiency is by tending to your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system running dependably and efficiently, and Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC is here to help. 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 be sure there’s safe operation of your system and the possibility of a longer life for major components.
  • Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as required. Dirty coils require your system to operate longer to do its job.
  • Check system controls to be sure of correct and safe operation.
  • Look at refrigerant levels.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to ensure correct system airflow.

Another crucial piece to remaining cool is consistently checking your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may raise energy costs and damage your equipment, which may lead to untimely failure. Our Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC pros will look at these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to arrange your own schedule to swap them out.

Here are a few other tips to keep your home comfy and energy-efficient:

  • Check thermostat settings to make sure your air conditioner keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
  • If it is cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let nature cool your place 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 routinely would without feeling any changes in your comfort level.
  • Another style of fan people often forget about when they’re working 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 take care of the heat and humidity from your home.
  • Work to not leave 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 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 Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC at call at 662-269-8716 or request an appointment with us online.