In extreme climates, air conditioners and furnaces can get a huge workout. Summers can be really hard on your system – when your air conditioner is operating, dust, dirt and other debris can be drawn in and adversely affect the performance of your unit. So, what happens, and what do you do? Read more
Can you handle high temperatures? If you can’t, don’t feel bad – most of us like to stay cool in the hot weather. Obviously, you want to get the most from your air conditioning service, and you also want to make sure that your energy bill is as low as possible. Here are a few tips that will help you to stay cool while still saving money on your heating and air conditioning service.
1.Cool only the area you’re in. If you’re working in your home office, and only venturing out to the kitchen for coffee, don’t worry about cooling the kitchen. Turn it down until dinner time.
2.At night time, turn down the AC. It’s cooler at night and besides, once you fall asleep, you won’t notice a difference of a few degrees in the temperature.
3.Close the vents in the basement. It’s always the coolest area of the house, so it really doesn’t need all that much help.
4.Check the ducts, and make sure your insulation is up to par. There’s no point in providing AC to the great outdoors.
5.Set your thermostat to 78 degrees. That will allow your AC to operate at the best performance level.
6.Arrange your furniture in such a way that it doesn’t block vents – why would you want to cool the back of a sofa?
7.Close your drapes on hot days so the sun doesn’t raise the heat level in your home and make your air conditioning unit work overtime.
8.When you’re away, turn the AC up. Your furniture doesn’t care if it stays cool.
9.Turn off your lights when possible.
10.Remember “if the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit?” Well, here’s another one – “When you can, use a fan.” It circulates air through your house and uses a lot less energy than your AC system.Now you know how to ease the strain on your AC system. For all your HVAC needs, Moore HVAC is there for you in Petaluma, Napa, Santa Rosa and San Rafael. Call us at (707) 387-0265.
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