Tips to Help You Stay Cool and Energy Efficient Throughout Summer

August 17, 2017

Summer weather in Wyandotte can be brutal. But you don’t have to choose between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility expenses. We’ve put together some tips to make it simple.

The best thing you can do to stay comfortable and maintain energy efficiency is by maintaining your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® recommends keeping your system working at its best and efficiently, and Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make that simple. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll do the following tasks noted by ENERGY STAR and more:

  • Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors to make sure there’s safe operation of your system and the possibility of a longer life for major components.
  • Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as required. Dirty coils require your system to work harder to do its job.
  • Check system controls to make sure of proper and safe operation.
  • Inspect refrigerant levels.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to assure correct system airflow.

Another critical piece to remaining cool is consistently checking your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter could increase energy costs and damage your equipment, which could lead to early failure. Our Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning experts will check these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to check the manufacturer’s recommendations to make your own schedule to switch them out.

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

  • Inspect thermostat settings to ensure your air conditioner keeps you comfy 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 place for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to trap the cool air and block the sun’s heat.
  • Use fans to your advantage. An ENERGY-STAR ceiling fan will allow you to set your thermostat a bit higher than you normally would without noticing any changes in your comfort level.
  • Another style of fan people often forget about when they’re trying 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 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 everyday 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 Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning at call at 734-363-8907 or request an appointment with us online.