Tips to Help You Stay Cool and Energy Efficient Throughout Summer

August 17, 2017

Summer weather in Port St. Lucie can be brutal. But you don’t have to pick 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 sustain energy efficiency is by tending to your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® recommends keeping your system running dependably and efficiently, and Custom Air Systems Inc can help. 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 need be. Dirty coils require your system to work harder to do its job.
  • Check system controls to make sure of accurate and safe operation.
  • Look at refrigerant levels.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to ensure correct system airflow.

Another crucial piece to keeping cool is routinely inspecting your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may boost energy expenses and damage your equipment, which could lead to premature failure. Our Custom Air Systems Inc pros will check these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to make your own schedule to change them out.

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

  • Inspect thermostat settings to make sure your air conditioner keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
  • If it is cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let the night air cool your home for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to hold on to 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 little higher than you regularly would without noticing any changes in your comfort level.
  • Another style of fan people often forget about when they’re working to keep cool is their bathroom ventilation fan. Make certain to run yours when you shower as well as 20 minutes or longer after you’re done to take care of the heat and humidity from your house.
  • 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 up the heat in your home.

If you’d like more ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give Custom Air Systems Inc at call at 772-247-2283 or request an appointment with us online.