Tips to Help You Stay Cool and Energy Efficient Throughout Summer

August 17, 2017

Summer weather in Plover can be rough. But you don’t have to pick between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility bills. We’ve put together some tips to make it easy.

The top thing you can do to stay cool and sustain energy efficiency is by tending to your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system working dependably and efficiently, and Point Heating & Cooling is here to assist. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll perform 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 possibility of a longer life for major components.
  • Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as required. Dirty coils require your system to operate harder to do its job.
  • Check system controls to be sure of proper and safe operation.
  • Inspect refrigerant levels.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to ensure proper system airflow.

Another crucial piece to remaining cool is regularly looking at your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter can increase energy expenses and damage your equipment, which may lead to early failure. Our Point Heating & Cooling experts will inspect these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to take a look at the manufacturer’s recommendations to make your own schedule to change them out.

Here are some other tips to keep your home cool and energy-efficient:

  • Inspect thermostat settings to be sure your air conditioner keeps you comfy when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
  • If it’s 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 bit higher than you routinely would without noticing any changes in your comfort level.
  • Another type of fan people seem to forget about when they’re attempting 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 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 routine 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 Point Heating & Cooling at call at 715-504-0533 or request an appointment with us online.