Summer weather in Pacheco can be rough. But you don’t have to pick between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility costs. We’ve compiled some tips to make it simple.
The best thing you can do to stay comfortable and ensure energy efficiency is by servicing your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® recommends keeping your system working dependably and efficiently, and Clean Air HVAC can assist. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll complete the following tasks suggested by ENERGY STAR and more:
- Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors to ensure safe operation of your system and the opportunity of a longer life for major components.
- Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as need be. Dirty coils require your system to run more often to do its job.
- Check system controls to make sure of accurate and safe operation.
- Check refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to assure proper system airflow.
Another crucial piece to staying cool is regularly checking your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, which could lead to untimely failure. Our Clean Air HVAC professionals will inspect these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to make your own schedule to swap them out.
Here are a few other tips to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient:
- Inspect thermostat settings to ensure your air conditioner keeps you cool when you are home and saves energy while you are not around.
- If it is cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let nature cool your house for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to trap the cool air and block the sun’s heat.
- Use fans to your advantage. An ENERGY-STAR ceiling fan will allow you to set your thermostat a little higher than you regularly would without feeling any changes in your comfort level.
- Another type 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 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 normal activities like watching TV, working on the computer, and drying or curling your hair can boost the heat in your home.
If you’d like more ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give Clean Air HVAC at call at 925-233-6238 or request an appointment with us online.