Everyone out there wants to save money when and where they can. This is especially true when it comes to air conditioning services. Of course, you want your home to be cool, but you don’t want that cool to come at an absurd price. Realistically speaking, you should always have affordable performance from your air conditioner. This is how you know it’s efficient and working well.
If this isn’t how your AC is currently working and you’d like to change it, schedule air conditioning services in Salt Lake City, UT with us. We can get your home in better shape this spring and summer.
Here’s What to Do
Here are a few steps you can take to keep your air conditioning working as well as possible:
Turn On the Ceiling Fans
If you’ve got a ceiling fan, then both spring and summer are the times when you should use it the most. Your ceiling fan is a big part of your front-line defense against the heat of summer.
An important fact to know about your home’s ceiling fan is that it cools you—not the room. People often conflate these two ideas. If you have your ceiling fan running in an empty room, it’s not going to do you much good and will end up wasting energy—which is what the ceiling is supposed to help you avoid.
Turn Up Your Thermostat
We know it might seem counterintuitive, but turning up the thermostat in the summer does help. Often, the temperature you choose for your thermostat may sound right, but ends up too chilly. The effort your air conditioner puts into getting to that temperature is tremendous. Eliminating this strain and picking a thermostat temperature that’s more modest helps. We suggest a temperature of 78°F.
Change the HVAC Filter
The HVAC system’s air filter is in charge of keeping your home’s air conditioner protected from dust and debris. Changing the air filter at least once a season is important, otherwise the clogged filter will block airflow and make the AC’s work much harder. Put in a clean filter today if you haven’t done so already.
Avoid Making Your Home Any Hotter Than Necessary
The middle of a spring or summer afternoon isn’t the time to start baking in the kitchen. Doing tasks that raise your home’s internal temperature (cooking, baking, running the dryer) isn’t the best idea. Wait until the evening to engage in these activities.
Close Curtains and Blinds
We know it’s nice to wake up on a spring morning and open all the blinds. Letting it natural light lifts your spirits. But you should be mindful of how this heats up your home.
Letting in natural light can raise your home’s internal temperature by a few degrees. That might not sound like much, but it’ll sure feel that way the warmer the weather gets. This is why it’s a good idea to close windows and blinds during the height of the day. Shutting out some of the light will help you feel cooler.