Summer is exciting and fun, but it can also be rather costly. As those temperatures heat up, energy bills tend to keep pace a little too well. If it’s time to find ways to save, these tips can help:
Get Your AC Serviced
Like any piece of machinery, your air conditioning unit is not excluded from wear and tear due to many years of use. Components within your air conditioner eventually weaken, which affects overall efficiency. Without the proper maintenance, your unit will eventually break down. Routine air conditioner maintenance makes certain that your air conditioning unit is working at full capacity, and it can help avoid expensive mechanical breakdowns. Typical maintenance tasks completed during AC maintenance include:
- Air filter replacement
- Inspection of coolant levels and pressure
- Checking of thermostat settings for proper cycle and temperature
- Calibration of thermostat
- Inspection and tightening of contacts, wiring, relays and capacitors
- Cleaning and inspection of the condenser
- Check and clean evaporator coil
Use Window Shades
Waking up to a warm bright sun is the perfect start to any great day. However, you have to be mindful of how much heat the sun generates. The sun beaming in through your windows has the ability to raise the temperature in your home a few degrees, which makes your air conditioner work harder. Using blinds, shades or drapes will reflect the heat away from your home.
Another great way to save on summer cooling is to get better control of your thermostat. Why waste energy cooling a home when no one is around to enjoy it? Using a programmable thermostat allows you to store multiple settings that can be set to match your lifestyle and schedule.
A lot of energy is wasted through the leaks and cracks in homes. Make certain your home is sealed properly to prevent the cool air from escaping. Use caulk to seal cracks and leaks in your windows and baseboards. Weather stripping is also great to use for windows and doors.
The summers in Glenview, IL, are hot and humid. Take action and make certain your air conditioning system is up to the challenge. The Assurance Heating & Air Condition team is here to help you find more ways to save. Just call us today!