Summer weather in Mobile can be a bear. But you don’t have to choose between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility bills. We’ve compiled some tips to make it simple.
The top thing you can do to stay comfy and ensure energy efficiency is by servicing your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system running reliably and efficiently, and Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc is here to help. 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 be 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 required. Dirty coils require your system to run harder to do its job.
- Check system controls to make sure of accurate and safe operation.
- Inspect refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to ensure correct system airflow.
Another key to staying cool is consistently looking at your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may boost energy costs and damage your equipment, which could lead to early failure. Our Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc experts will look at these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to set up your own schedule to swap them out.
Here are some other tips to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient:
- Look at thermostat settings to make sure your air conditioner keeps you comfortable 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 night air cool your house for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to hold on to 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 noting any changes in your comfort level.
- Another type of fan people routinely forget about when they’re working 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 take care of the heat and humidity from your house.
- 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 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 Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc at call at 251-471-2674 or request an appointment with us online.