It’s Summer. How Can Your Home Be More Comfortable?
Are you ready for 90 degree weather? How about when the temperatures exceed 100 degrees?
While inside you may already be cringing, anticipating the stifling heat and humidity, a part of you can already feel the cool breezes you’ll feel as your air conditioner kicks in and cools your home.
How old is your cooling system? When is the last time you evaluated its performance to ensure its operating as efficiently as possible?
The truth is your cooling equipment is only designed to last so long. Every year it works hard to keep your home cool, and the equipment eventually begins to wear down.
Still, there are things you can do today that will prolong its life. Give your home the added benefit of making a few improvements to keep your air conditioner running for as long as possible.
Start With Insulation
What makes your air conditioner inefficient often isn’t the equipment at all. Instead, it’s the lack of insulation in your home. When your attic or crawlspace isn’t sufficiently insulated, when wholes, cracks, and leaks exist throughout the foundation, walls, and ceilings of your home, air can move freely from the inside to out. That means the conditioned air isn’t staying inside your home, cooling your rooms down. The best way to make your air conditioner more efficient is to tighten up your home’s envelope by adding in insulation.
Make Sure Your AC Is In Its Best Shape
Proper maintenance every year ensures your air conditioner will work at its peak level every time it turns on. It doesn’t take a lot to ensure your AC unit is working well. Change out the filter every month. Keep the outside coil clean. Call in a professional once a year to do a thorough tune up. All of this will help keep your utility bills as low as possible while ensuring your equipment lasts as long as possible.
It’s Not Just Your Air Conditioner
Your air conditioner uses the same equipment as your furnace. It relies on many things, including the ductwork to deliver conditioned air to every room in your home. Are your ducts clean? If not, pollen, dust, and other pollutants may be circulating throughout your home every time your air conditioner turns on.
An HVAC technicians job isn’t just keeping your air conditioner tuned and in good shape. It’s also to ensure your entire system is operating at its best. We can evaluate your entire HVAC system and show you where improvements can make the biggest difference. Give us a call today.