Summer weather in Northglenn can be brutal. But you don’t have to pick between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility expenses. We’ve put together some tips to help you out.
The top thing you can do to stay comfy and sustain energy efficiency is by tending to your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® suggests keeping your system working reliably and efficiently, and Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is able to help. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll do the following tasks noted 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 opportunity of a longer life for major components.
- Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as need be. Dirty coils require your system to work longer to do its job.
- Check system controls to ensure proper and safe operation.
- Inspect refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to assure correct system airflow.
Another crucial piece to staying cool is regularly looking at your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter could boost energy costs and damage your equipment, which may lead to early failure. Our Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. pros will look at these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to make 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 gone.
- If you find yourself cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let the crisp air cool your house for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to trap the cool air and block the sun’s heat.
- Take advantage of fans. An ENERGY-STAR ceiling fan will allow you to set your thermostat a tad higher than you regularly would without feeling 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. Be sure to run yours when you shower as well as 20 minutes or longer after you’re done to remove 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 normal 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 Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at call at 303-452-4146 or request an appointment with us online.