It’s been a very hot summer so far, and there is still a lot more of it ahead of us. If you are starting to feel the financial strain of cooling your home to a comfortable temperature, then we have a few tips to help you in the future. You don’t have to replace your entire air conditioning system just to enjoy a more efficient home cooling experience.
Cooling your household is never going to come free of charge. The following advice should help you to optimize the use of your air conditioner in Norfolk, VA, though. Call our number with any questions that you may have.
- Make use of fans. If you have ceiling fans in your home that you are not running in conjunction with your air conditioner, you are doing yourself a disservice. While ceiling fans will not cool the air, they do help to better circulate the air cooled by your air conditioning system, which allows you to feel more comfortable and to turn up the temperature a bit. You should also consider the installation of an attic fan, which helps to vent heat out of your attic and can take some strain off of your air conditioner.
- Upgrade your thermostat. Many homeowners are surprised to learn the many benefits of replacing their thermostats. If you are using an old thermostat with dial or slide controls, there is no way that you are getting the most efficient performance possible from your system. Upgrade to a programmable thermostat, or even to one with smart technology, to take greater control over the way in which you cool your home and use energy.
- Insulate, insulate, insulate. One of the simplest ways in which to cool your home more efficiently is to keep heat out more effectively. Adding insulation will help. Insulation works all year round, keeping heat out in the summer and in the winter, so it is a wonderful investment.
Schedule your AC services with the pros here at House Call Company.