Summer weather in South Beloit and Belvidere can be rough. But you don’t have to make a choice between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility expenses. We’ve compiled some tips to make it simple.
The top thing you can do to stay cool and sustain energy efficiency is by servicing your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® suggests keeping your system working dependably and efficiently, and Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc is able to help. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll complete 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 lifecycle for major components.
- Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as need be. Dirty coils require your system to run longer to do its job.
- Check system controls to ensure proper and safe operation.
- Inspect refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to ensure correct system airflow.
Another key to remaining cool is routinely inspecting your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, which could lead to premature failure. Our Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc professionals will inspect these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to arrange your own schedule to change them out.
Here are a few other tips to keep your home cool and energy-efficient:
- Look at thermostat settings to be sure your air conditioner keeps you comfy when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
- If you find yourself cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let the night air cool your place for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to hold on to the cool air and block the sun’s heat.
- Utilize fans. An ENERGY-STAR ceiling fan will allow you to set your thermostat a little higher than you routinely would without noting 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 get rid of the heat and humidity from your house.
- Work to not leave lights on and running many appliances on the hottest days. Obviously, your stovetop and oven put heat into your home, but even routine activities like watching TV, working on the computer, and drying or curling your hair can boost the heat in your home.
If you’d like more ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc at call at 877-389-2465 or request an appointment with us online.