With the summer heat comes potential strain on your A/C system, which could lead to costly repairs. Here are some helpful energy saving hacks to help keep your system running efficiently all summer long.
Close Blinds or Curtains
Closing the window blinds in your home could help you cut energy costs in your home. The sun’s rays can quickly heat up a room, causing your A/C system to work harder in attempt to keep the area cool. Other options include tinting your windows or hanging blackout curtains to help keep the heat out.
Check Windows and Doors for Air Leaks
It is important to check for air leaks in your windows and door seals. The easiest way to do this is to close the window or door completely and visually check for sunlight coming through the sides. If you see light, it is time to replace your seals. This repair is fairly inexpensive and you can purchase the seals from just about any home improvement store and replace it yourself. In return you will have a draft-free home that saves you money and helps save the efficiency of your A/C system.
Proper Attic Insulation
According to The Department of Energy, it is estimated that a properly insulated attic could save you 10 to 50 percent of your cooling and heating bill. That is why important to have your insulation checked by your HVAC technician to make sure you have the right amount of installation in your attic to maintain an efficient A/C system.
Regularly Maintain Your A/C System
Remember to replace your air filters every 1-3 months. This will help reduce allergens and pollutants in the air. If you haven’t already, be sure to get your system inspected and serviced at least once a year to ensure that your system is running smoothly and efficiently.
Doing these helpful hacks could help prolong the life of your system and protect your HVAC investment all summer long. Let Air Comfort inspect your system. Call us at 409-833-5665 to schedule your appointment.