Summer is finally here and so are the 90 degree temperatures! Today we are supposed to reach 89 degrees with a heat index of 98 degrees!! YIKES! Here are some Summer Cooling Tips to help you beat the weather and hot temperatures!
Change Your Filters Regularly. You could save energy (both yours and the system’s) and money by replacing your filters at least once every three months. A new filter helps the entire system work better and more effectively, while also keeping your indoor air cleaner for your family.
Calibrate your Thermostat. Consider purchasing a digital thermostat, if you haven’t already. Older thermostats could be misreading the temperature in your home and causing your air conditioner to run unnecessarily. You can adjust the settings on a digital thermostat, which could help you to save money on your energy bill.
Check your Freon. Low levels of refrigerant could indicate a leak, which is potentially both an environmental and operational hazard. It’s a necessity to keep your system running on cold!
Keep heat out of your home by closing blinds, shades and draperies that cover windows facing the sun. Close coverings on east-facing windows in the morning and west-facing windows in the afternoon. Also, installing shades or blinds that are white reflects heat away from the house. This will keep you cooler and save energy.
A very special thank you to ARS Air Conditioning and Heating, a nation-wide residential heating and air conditioning company, for sharing these tips with our readers to help save money, energy, and time this summer.