Tips to Help You Stay Cool and Energy Efficient Throughout Summer

August 17, 2017

Summer weather in Central Point can be a bear. But you don’t have to pick between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility bills. We’ve put together some tips to help you out.

The best thing you can do to stay cool and maintain energy efficiency is by maintaining your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® suggests keeping your system working dependably and efficiently, and Titan Heating & Air Conditioning is able to make that simple. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll do the following tasks suggested 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 chance of a longer life for major components.
  • Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as needed. Dirty coils require your system to work more often to do its job.
  • Check system controls to be sure of accurate and safe operation.
  • Look at refrigerant levels.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to be sure of accurate system airflow.

Another key to keeping cool is consistently looking at your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, which may lead to early failure. Our Titan Heating & Air Conditioning 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 change them out.

Here are a handul of other tips to keep your home cool and energy-efficient:

  • Look at thermostat settings to ensure your air conditioner keeps you comfy when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
  • If it’s 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 retain 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 noting any changes in your comfort level.
  • Another style of fan people seem to forget about when they’re trying to keep cool is their bathroom ventilation fan. Make certain to run yours when you shower as well as 20 minutes or longer after you’re done to take care of the heat and humidity from your home.
  • Try not to leave lights on and running many appliances on the hottest days. Obviously, your stovetop and oven are adding heat into your home, but even routine 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 Titan Heating & Air Conditioning at call at 514-600-5499 or request an appointment with us online.