6 HVAC Summer Tips
Follow some of our summer HVAC recommendations to make your summer pleasurable and fun! Continue reading for some useful information on how to keep your air conditioner in good operating order during the summer.
Fans for the Ceiling
Ceiling fans are an excellent technique to boost your air conditioner’s performance. According to the US Department of Energy, if you run an air conditioner and a ceiling fan at the same time, you may raise the temperature on your thermostat by 4 degrees and not notice a difference in comfort.
Ceiling fans perform best in rooms that are at least 8 feet tall, with the blades at least 7 feet above the floor and 12 inches from the ceiling. Remember to alter your ceiling fan’s setting between winter and summer so that the blade rotation varies and you receive the full fan effect!
We discussed the necessity of updating your filters on a regular basis in our previous blog post, but it’s worth repeating. Changing your air filters on a regular basis can not only enhance the quality of the air in your home, but it will also help your air conditioner function more efficiently.
If you live in a spotless home with very little dirt, no children, no pets, and no smokers, you should replace your filters every 3-4 months. If you live in a home with any of the above, you should replace your filters every 1-2 months.
Ensure that the coils in your air conditioner are clean. The condenser coils capture hot air, cool it, and then return it to the house. If the coils are unclean, though, they won’t be able to absorb heat as efficiently, resulting in increased energy bills throughout summer.
Don’t forget to keep up with your routine maintenance. It may seem insignificant to have your AC unit inspected even if it appears to be in good operating order, but it is via these inspections that we are able to uncover problems that haven’t yet grown large enough for you to notice.
Regular maintenance on your air conditioner may save you a lot of money, time, and stress in the long run, as well as ensure that you keep cool and comfortable during the summer.
Insulation and Seals
When most people think of insulation, they think of winter, yet insulation is also quite important in the summer. Insulation is used to slow the rate of heat transmission and is useful in both hot and cold regions. In the winter, insulation prevents heat from leaving your home, and in the summer, it prevents heat from entering. If you’ve noticed that your home’s temperature isn’t staying consistent, you may have a problem with the insulation.
In addition to insulation, it’s critical to keep the seals around your home’s doors, windows, and skylights in good working order. Seals that are old and rotted are a major source of heat gain in homes during the summer, and this will continue into the winter.
If you’ve discovered that your air conditioner isn’t maintaining your home at a steady temperature, you could be dealing with one of two issues. You could have a damaged air conditioner or a damaged thermostat on your hands. If you have a non-programmable or non-wifi thermostat, whether it’s damaged or not, you should consider upgrading for efficiency reasons.
A programmable thermostat can be adjusted to a precise schedule so that it runs at home and turns off at work without you needing to adjust the setting every day.
Please contact the experts at Earth Temp HVAC for additional information on how to make the most of your air conditioning unit this summer. For more information on the services we provide, including AC repair and installation, call us now or visit our website!