Tips to Help You Stay Cool and Energy Efficient Throughout Summer

August 17, 2017

Summer weather in Ronkonkoma can be a bear. But you don’t have to make a choice between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility costs. We’ve compiled some tips to help you out.

The greatest thing you can do to stay comfortable and sustain energy efficiency is by tending to your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® suggests keeping your system operating dependably and efficiently, and Cool Power LLC is here to help. During an AC tune-up appointment, we’ll complete the following tasks recommended 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 possibility of a longer life for major components.
  • Clean the air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils as need be. Dirty coils require your system to operate harder to do its job.
  • Check system controls to ensure proper and safe operation.
  • Look at refrigerant levels.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to ensure proper system airflow.

Another key to remaining cool is consistently looking at your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may boost energy bills and damage your equipment, leading to untimely failure. Our Cool Power LLC professionals will look at these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to take a look at the manufacturer’s recommendations to make your own schedule to switch them out.

Here are some other tips to keep your home cool and energy-efficient:

  • Check thermostat settings to ensure 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 nature cool your place for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to trap 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 working to keep cool is their bathroom ventilation fan. Make certain 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 home.
  • Avoid leaving lights on and running many appliances on the hottest days. Obviously, your stovetop and oven are adding heat into your home, but even routine 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 extra ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give Cool Power LLC at call at 631-246-4029 or request an appointment with us online.