Tips to Help You Stay Cool and Energy Efficient Throughout Summer

August 17, 2017

Summer weather in Kutztown can be brutal. But you don’t have to make a choice between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility costs. We’ve compiled some tips to make it easy.

The best thing you can do to stay cool and sustain energy efficiency is by servicing your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® recommends keeping your system working reliably and efficiently, and Moyer Total Indoor Comfort 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 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 harder to do its job.
  • Check system controls to make sure of correct and safe operation.
  • Check refrigerant levels.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to be sure of accurate system airflow.

Another key to keeping cool is consistently inspecting your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may raise energy expenses and damage your equipment, leading to early failure. Our Moyer Total Indoor Comfort pros will inspect these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to take a look at the manufacturer’s recommendations to set up your own schedule to change them out.

Here are some other tips to keep your home cool and energy-efficient:

  • Check thermostat settings to be sure your air conditioner keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are not around.
  • If it is cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let the crisp air cool your house for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to trap the cool air and block the sun’s heat.
  • Utilize fans. An ENERGY-STAR ceiling fan will allow you to set your thermostat a tad higher than you normally would without noticing any changes in your comfort level.
  • Another style of fan people seem to 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 Moyer Total Indoor Comfort at call at 484-646-3363 or request an appointment with us online.