5 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer
Summer's almost here, and you can't stop imagining the burning heat. For this, you can't afford your HVAC system not working correctly.
However, with air conditioner use comes hefty electricity bills. The following energy-efficient house cooling tips will help you beat the summer heat.
1. Go for an Energy-efficient System
An Energy Star rated cooling system is your best shot if you're buying one. These consume 10% less energy, translating to an average running cost of about $70 yearly. If you have one, ensure you get an HVAC professional to inspect, clean, and ensure it's in an excellent working condition to serve you better.
Tempting as it may seem, avoid buying oversized air conditioners. They may not be as effective as you imagine, and they consume a lot of energy too. Further, it may cool the room quickly but soon leave it feeling damp and clammy.
2. Consider Changing Filters
Change your furnace filters every month or two. Have a professional check your air ducts for leaks and ensure the furniture, appliances, or any other objects are not blocking the vents. These small maintenance services are vital.
Such things as dust, air allergens, pet dander, are unique to every home, and these affect how long your filters last.
The signs that you should change your filters include:
- The filters are visibly dirty that none of its parts are visible.
- The HVAC system is running more frequently.
- An abnormally dusty home
- Strange odors, especially burning smell, emanating from the HVAC
- Regular furnace changing ensures the indoor air is clean – free from dust, dirt, and other possible contaminants.
3. Cooling by Insulation
Insulation is a cost-effective and practical house cooling method during the summer and heating method during the winter. Insulation works by creating a barrier to heat loss and gain in floors, roofs, ceilings, and walls.
Insulation could also reduce condensation and help eliminate damp and mold. Attic insulation is an excellent choice. Consider insulation of the walls too.
4. Keep the Outdoor Heat Out
Keep the sun heat out by closing the shades and draperies on the West, East, and South windows in the day. For the outdoors, go for shade screens, overhangs, awnings, bushes, and trees to filter out the sunlight.
As simple as it may seem, such blinds as curtains can lower the indoor temperatures and save a more significant percentage of electricity bills. Consider investing in blackout curtains to create natural insulation for the room.
5. Utilize The Fans
The kind of faux sea-breeze and serene environment the ceiling fans are attainable, not even the air conditioner gives such. For an extra-chilled and misty state, consider positioning a bowl of ice in front of the fan.
Avoid using ventilator fans like the ones in the bathrooms and kitchens often. Just an hour run pulls out all the indoor air.
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Ready to keep your home fresh and save some bucks off your energy bills? The above tips will come in handy, be sure to try them out. Call us today for HVAC professional care.