Summer weather in Rock Hill 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 help you out.
The greatest thing you can do to stay cool and ensure energy efficiency is by maintaining your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system operating at its best and efficiently, and US Air Heating and Cooling is here to assist. 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 lifespan for major components.
- Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as required. Dirty coils require your system to operate harder to do its job.
- Check system controls to make sure of accurate and safe operation.
- Look at refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to assure correct system airflow.
Another crucial piece to remaining cool is consistently checking your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter could boost energy costs and damage your equipment, which could lead to untimely failure. Our US Air Heating and Cooling experts will inspect 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 swap them out.
Here are a handul of other tips to keep your home comfortable 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 gone.
- If it is cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let the crisp air cool your home for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to retain 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 normally would without noticing any changes in your comfort level.
- Another style of fan people often forget about when they’re attempting 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 remove the heat and humidity from your bathroom.
- Avoid leaving lights on and running many appliances on the hottest days. Obviously, your stovetop and oven add heat into your home, but even everyday 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 US Air Heating and Cooling at call at 803-220-0761 or request an appointment with us online.