Your air conditioner is working overtime in this Arizona summer heat. Why would you make it work any harder than it needs to?
Trying to keep your home cool and comfortable in these 100+ degrees temperatures can get expensive if your A/C unit is running continuously. But, there are some ways to save energy and money without sacrificing your comfort.
Close your blinds and curtains during the day.
This keeps the sunlight from coming in and heating your home during the hottest part of the day, which keeps your air conditioner from running all day.
Use fans to cool your home.
Ceiling fans help circulate cool air through the room, creating a draft. According to Energy.gov, using fans in a room will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees without sacrificing your comfort.
Replace A/C filters.
Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, which then makes your air conditioner works harder. It’s recommended to replace your filter each month.
Avoid using appliances during the hottest part of the day.
Ovens, dishwashers, washers and dryers all emit heat when we use them. Don’t use these appliances during the warmest hours of the day to keep the excess heat out of your home.
Install a programmable thermostat.
These thermostats allow you to program them in a way that fits your schedule. You can set the thermostat to go to 76 degrees when you go to work at 8 a.m., and you can set it to go to 72 degrees when you get home at 5 p.m.
Schedule an A/C Tune-Up.
A system tune-up insures that your unit is working correctly and efficiently. Schedule your next tune up with us online anytime!
We can help you beat the heat this summer if your A/C can’t keep up. Call us or schedule your next service call online.