Summer weather in Carson City 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 top thing you can do to stay comfortable and maintain energy efficiency is by maintaining your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® suggests keeping your system working dependably and efficiently, and Anderson Heating & A/C is here to assist. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll perform the following tasks suggested by ENERGY STAR and more:
- Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors to be sure there’s safe operation of your system and the opportunity of a longer lifecycle for major components.
- Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as required. Dirty coils require your system to work longer to do its job.
- Check system controls to be sure of correct and safe operation.
- Look at refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to ensure accurate system airflow.
Another crucial piece to remaining cool is routinely looking at your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may raise energy expenses and damage your equipment, which may lead to untimely failure. Our Anderson Heating & A/C pros will check these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to arrange your own schedule to change them out.
Here are some other tips to keep your home comfy and energy-efficient:
- Check thermostat settings to ensure your air conditioner keeps you comfortable 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 home for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to retain 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 normally would without feeling any changes in your comfort level.
- Another style of fan people often forget about when they’re trying to keep cool is their bathroom ventilation fan. Be 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 home.
- 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 increase the heat in your home.
If you’d like more ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give Anderson Heating & A/C at call at 775-230-7628 or request an appointment with us online.