Summertime Tips for Better Air-Conditioning Performance
Summertime is a great time of year and with it comes some responsibility in terms of maintaining your air-conditioning system in peak condition. For example, keep in mind that unless you have a brand-new home, it is likely that conditioned air is getting out through window seals, door cracks or a poorly insulated attic. One of the best things a homeowner can do is to consider having a home energy audit performed by a HVAC professional. A certified home energy technician will locate and fix leaks to improve home efficiency. Best of all, many homeowners can even do an energy audit on their own.
Regulate Cooling when you are not Home
Simply check for leaks around windows and doors and use readily available caulking to seal these leaky areas so that cold air does not escape. Equally important when it comes to keeping a system operating at its very best is to always have the latest in terms of a modern thermostat. The best option in this regard is a smart thermostat. These thermostats help to regulate cooling when you are not home or during the middle of the night. Best of all, today’s state-of-the-art smart thermostats can be controlled through a smart phone app. Another important consideration when it comes to the thermostat is its proper placement.
Keep the Blinds Closed During the Hottest Time of the Day
Talk with your air conditioning professional to make sure that you have the thermostat installed on the best wall and not one that is next to a hot window or directly near an air conditioning vent. This can cause a disruption in normal operation and actually increase energy costs. Finally, it is a good idea to keep the blinds closed during the hottest time of the day where the sun can increase the temperature inside your home quite substantially. These simple but yet important tips can go a long way in helping you to save money and extend the life of your air conditioning unit. To learn more about summertime air-conditioning performance contact Comfort Star today.