Summer weather in West Valley City can be a bear. But you don’t have to choose between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility expenses. We’ve compiled some tips to make it simple.
The top thing you can do to stay cool and ensure energy efficiency is by tending to your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system working dependably and efficiently, and Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning can assist. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll do the following tasks recommended 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 opportunity 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 work harder to do its job.
- Check system controls to ensure correct and safe operation.
- Inspect refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to ensure proper system airflow.
Another critical piece to keeping cool is routinely checking your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may boost energy expenses and damage your equipment, which could lead to early failure. Our Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning experts will look at these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to make your own schedule to swap them out.
Here are a handul of other tips to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient:
- Look at thermostat settings to be sure your air conditioner keeps you comfy when you are home and saves energy while you are gone.
- If you find yourself cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let nature cool your place for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to retain the cool air and block the sun’s heat.
- Take advantage of fans. An ENERGY-STAR ceiling fan will allow you to set your thermostat a bit higher than you normally would without feeling any changes in your comfort level.
- Another kind of fan people routinely 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 take care of the heat and humidity from your bathroom.
- Work to not leave lights on and running many appliances on the hottest days. Obviously, your stovetop and oven add 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 Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning at call at 801-305-4777 or request an appointment with us online.