It’s that time of year. It’s getting hot, and your HVAC unit is working overtime to keep you cool! In this post, we’ll take a look at some practical tips that will ensure you won’t burn out your system before it cools you! These 6 tips will help maintain longevity and efficiency, and keep your home cool for years to come.
ADJUST THE THERMOSTAT
When you’re away from the house, turn the thermostat up. It seems obvious, but there’s no reason to keep your home cool when you’re not home. Not only will this save you money, but it will also give your HVAC a break from constantly running. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can set it to start cooling before you get home so it’s comfortable when you arrive.
CLEANING AIR FILTERS
Clean or replace air filters regularly. If it’s clogged or dirty, air can’t get through and that makes your HVAC unit work harder.
Ceiling fans can provide a breeze, but have you considered an attic fan? This helps keep your attic cool, which in turn helps keep your home cool. It’s also good for your roof to keep the temperature in the attic under control and reduce the risk of mold.
REDUCE THE HEAT
There are other ways you can reduce heat in your home besides running the A/C. Obviously keep the windows closed when it’s hot out and the A/C is on, but close blinds and curtains too – especially when in direct sunlight. Things like cooking or showering should be reserved for the cooler times of the day, if possible.
Updated insulation in walls, ceilings, and attic will help keep cool air inside! You can also reinforce seals around windows and doors.
One of the most important ways to keep your home cool is regular A/C maintenance. We offer a spring clean & check and a fall clean & check. At City Plumbing, we do more than just plumbing. You can schedule an appointment with one of our HVAC experts today by calling 432-366-2401. Give us a call, and we’ll come running!