Tips to Help You Stay Cool and Energy Efficient Throughout Summer

August 17, 2017

Summer weather in Cape Coral can be brutal. But you don’t have to pick between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility expenses. We’ve compiled some tips to make it easy.

The greatest thing you can do to stay comfortable and maintain energy efficiency is by maintaining your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® recommends keeping your system working dependably and efficiently, and Comfort Zone Inc is here to help. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll perform the following tasks noted by ENERGY STAR and more:

  • Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors to ensure safe operation of your system and the chance of a longer lifecycle for major components.
  • Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as need be. Dirty coils require your system to run harder to do its job.
  • Check system controls to make sure of proper and safe operation.
  • Check refrigerant levels.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to be sure of proper system airflow.

Another critical piece to keeping cool is regularly inspecting your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter could increase energy bills and damage your equipment, which may lead to premature failure. Our Comfort Zone Inc professionals will look at 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:

  • Check thermostat settings to make sure your air conditioner keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are not around.
  • If it’s 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 retain the cool air and block the sun’s heat.
  • Utilize fans. An ENERGY-STAR ceiling fan will allow you to set your thermostat a bit higher than you routinely would without noting any changes in your comfort level.
  • Another style of fan people seem to forget about when they’re attempting 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 take care of the heat and humidity from your bathroom.
  • 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 normal 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 Comfort Zone Inc at call at 239-214-0411 or request an appointment with us online.