Summer weather in Moline can be rough. But you don’t have to choose between being comfortably cool and saving money on your utility bills. We’ve compiled some tips to make it simple.
The best thing you can do to stay cool and ensure energy efficiency is by maintaining your air conditioner. ENERGY STAR® says keeping your system working at its best and efficiently, and J.L. Brady Company LLC can help. 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 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 run longer to do its job.
- Check system controls to ensure accurate and safe operation.
- Look at refrigerant levels.
- Clean and adjust blower components to assure proper system airflow.
Another crucial piece to keeping cool is regularly checking your air conditioner’s air filter. A dirty filter may boost energy expenses and damage your equipment, which could lead to premature failure. Our J.L. Brady Company LLC pros will check these for you at your tune-up appointment, but you’ll want to follow 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:
- Look at thermostat settings to make sure 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 nature cool your home for you! In the morning, shut your windows and window coverings to retain 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 normally would without noticing any changes in your comfort level.
- Another type of fan people seem to forget about when they’re attempting 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 put 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 extra ideas on how to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer, give J.L. Brady Company LLC at call at 309-517-7511 or request an appointment with us online.