Summer Air Conditioner Tips to Keep Cool and Cut Costs

Time to shut the heat off inside and get the air conditioning pumping inside to stay cool as the sun comes out. With the summer rolling in, it is essential to keep your system up to the challenge. Follow our tips below to keep your A/C unit running smoothly.

Check Your Filters

Your air filter needs a check at least once per month, more if you have been running your air conditioner regularly. The dust and allergens that come with summer make this filter check even more critical. Once your filter becomes clogged up, your cooling system will have to work extra hard to put out the same cool air. Changing your air filter is one of the easiest yet most critical at-home fixes for your HVAC system.

Keep Your Air Conditioning Unit in the Shade

When left in the shade, your A/C unit will run more efficiently. When sitting in the shade, your A/C unit will more easily cool the air. Instead of cooling itself and the house, your unit can focus on bringing cool air to your home.

Keep Your Thermostat Cool

Keep your thermostat clear of just about everything. Lamps, TV sets, and anything else that creates heat near your thermostat can trick it into gauging the temperature to be higher than it actually is causing the A/C to turn on more often. If your thermostat is in direct sunlight, add place something in front of it to offer some shade.

Properly Weatherize Your Home

The more cool air inside during the summer, the better. Seal any air leaks with caulk and add insulation to air ducts to keep your home nice and comfortable.

Invest in Trees

Take the pressure off your unit with trees in your yard. The shade over your home provided by trees can take off up to 10 degrees of heat while the summer sun beats down. It may take a while for a sapling to grow up, but the sooner you invest, the sooner you will see savings. Plus, trees in your yard helps add value to your property.

The professional team at Heaney Plumbing & Heating provides the tri-county area with the heating, cooling, and plumbing services to take care of all needs, including routine maintenance or a scheduled repair. Give us a call today at (313) 371-3766.

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