Staten Island has started quickly heat up. This means that you went from the days of enjoying the break in the cool temperatures to racing for the thermostat to get the air conditioner running again. Thankfully, you have a good air conditioner that is running correctly and able to do its job. That doesn’t mean you should just turn on your system and leave it be the rest of the season, though.
If you want to most out of your air conditioner, you should incorporate a few tactics to your regular habits to ensure you are doing everything possible to make your home efficient. We have some great tips for you here so you can get the most efficient and effective cooling power out of your AC.
5 Tips to Boost Your AC Efficiency
There are a few seemingly small things you can do around the house that will help you to optimize your efficiency and effectiveness of your air conditioner. Here is what you can do:
- Check your doors and windows for air leaks. If your doors and windows around your home aren’t properly sealed they can leak hot dirty air into your house, making your air conditioner’s job that much harder. Check for these pesky air leaks and address them with waterproofing or caulking to seal things up.
- Close the blinds and curtains. While the sunlight can be enjoyable poolside, it is going to bring a lot of heat into your house during the summer. That is why you will want to figure out where your home gets the most sunlight during the day and close the curtains or blinds to keep it out. You can always open them later on when the sun has moved but this will help keep your rooms much cooler.
- Adjust your temperature settings. We know it can be tempting to set your thermostat as low as it can go but this just isn’t effective or efficient. During summer, the Department of Energy advises you keep your thermostat settings between 75 and 78 degrees. This will keep your home comfortable without driving up your bills and putting excess stress on your AC.
- Consider a dehumidifier. Humidity is going to make your home feel a lot let less comfortable than you might want. Adding a whole-home dehumidifier to your system can be a huge help in addressing this problem. By removing the excess moisture from the air, your air conditioning system won’t have as much trouble cooling things off.
- Get timely repairs. Strange noises, reduced airflow, warmer air, and spiking energy bills are all going to be a sign that your AC is in trouble and likely need repairs. When you need to call for AC repairs, make sure you reach out for professional services rather than trying to do it yourself or save some cash on amateur work. You’ll only end up need more expensive repairs or even a replacement.
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