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Tips to Help You Stay Cool and Energy Efficient Throughout Summer

August 17, 2017

Summer weather in Neptune City can be brutal. But you don’t have to choose between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility expenses. We’ve assembled some tips to make it simple.

The greatest thing you can do to stay comfy and sustain energy efficiency is by servicing your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® recommends keeping your system running at its best and efficiently, and Aggressive Mechanical is able to make that simple. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll perform the following tasks suggested 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 opportunity of a longer lifecycle for major components.
  • Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as required. 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 remaining cool is routinely looking at your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter can boost energy bills and damage your equipment, which could lead to untimely failure. Our Aggressive Mechanical pros will inspect these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to check the manufacturer’s recommendations to set up your own schedule to swap them out.

Here are a handul of other tips to keep your home comfy and energy-efficient:

  • Look at thermostat settings to ensure your air conditioner keeps you cool when you are home and saves energy while you are not around.
  • If it is cool at night, you can turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. Let the crisp 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 noting any changes in your comfort level.
  • Another style of fan people seem to forget about when they’re working to keep cool is their bathroom ventilation fan. Make sure to run yours when you shower as well as 20 minutes or longer after you’re done to remove the heat and humidity from your house.
  • 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 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 Aggressive Mechanical at call at 732-806-5536 or request an appointment with us online.