Summer weather in Rockford can be rough. But you don’t have to pick between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility bills. We’ve compiled some tips to help you out.
The best thing you can do to stay comfy and sustain energy efficiency is by servicing your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system operating reliably and efficiently, and Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc is here to make that simple. 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 make sure there’s safe operation of your system and the chance of a longer lifespan for major components.
- Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as needed. Dirty coils require your system to operate longer to do its job.
- Check system controls to make sure of correct and safe operation.
- Look at refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to be sure of accurate system airflow.
Another key to staying cool is routinely checking your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter can increase energy bills and damage your equipment, leading to untimely failure. Our Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc experts will look at 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 handul of other tips to keep your home cool and energy-efficient:
- Check thermostat settings to ensure your air conditioner keeps you cool when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
- 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 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 tad higher than you routinely would without noting any changes in your comfort level.
- Another kind 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 get rid of the heat and humidity from your bathroom.
- Try not to leave lights on and running many appliances on the hottest days. Obviously, your stovetop and oven are adding heat into your home, but even everyday 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 additional ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc at call at (815)914-6197 or request an appointment with us online.