Summer weather in Georgetown can be brutal. But you don’t have to make a choice between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility expenses. We’ve put together some tips to make it simple.
The greatest thing you can do to stay comfortable and ensure energy efficiency is by maintaining your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system running reliably and efficiently, and Miller Climate Control LLC can assist. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll do the following tasks recommended 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 lifespan for major components.
- Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as need be. Dirty coils require your system to work harder to do its job.
- Check system controls to make sure of correct and safe operation.
- Inspect refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to assure correct system airflow.
Another critical piece to remaining cool is regularly checking your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter could boost energy bills and damage your equipment, which could lead to early failure. Our Miller Climate Control LLC pros will inspect these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to check the manufacturer’s recommendations to arrange your own schedule to switch them out.
Here are a handul of other tips to keep your home comfy and energy-efficient:
- Look at thermostat settings to be sure your air conditioner keeps you cool when you are home and saves energy while you are not around.
- If you find yourself cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let nature cool your place 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 bit higher than you regularly would without noticing any changes in your comfort level.
- Another type of fan people often forget about when they’re trying to keep cool is their bathroom ventilation fan. Make certain 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 home.
- 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 up the heat in your home.
If you’d like more ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give Miller Climate Control LLC at call at 512-937-2001 or request an appointment with us online.