When summer temperatures start busting the 100 degree mark, or the humidity makes you feel like you’re living in a sea of sweat, air conditioning is a must. But, to help keep your energy consumption and AC bills as low as possible, try the following tips.
- Check the ducts. Ensuring that the areas where the ducts run through parts of your home that aren’t air conditioned – such as the attic – are well insulated will keep the incoming air as cool as possible. Paying for air that’s half cool is not anybody’s idea of money well-spent!
- Set the thermostat to 78 degrees. This is a good point for air conditioning to run at optimal performance. Think of it as a vehicle on cruise control – it doesn’t chug uphill; it just plugs away, steady as she goes.
- Rearrange the Furniture. Furniture that blocks air conditioning vents means that you’re actually cooling the bottom side of your sofa or the back of a chair. Nice and cool for the furniture, but we’re pretty sure you’d rather that chill be hitting you instead.
- Remember the fans. Your AC keeps you cool, but a few supplemental fans to help do the job won’t hurt. Use them to circulate the cool air, and you won’t need quite as much to be pumped into the room.
At Cool Comfort Heating & Air, we provide residents in the Lake Norman area with installation, repair, service and replacement of all brands of HVAC systems. Clients love our 24/7 emergency service and our extended warranties. Please contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.