Monthly Archives: May, 2016

Keep Your Home Cool While Saving on Energy

The heat of the summer is already on its way and with it comes the skyrocketing energy bills. But don’t fret because there are ways for you to cut on your cooling costs while still being able to keep a cool and comfortable home. Here are some tips.

  • Have your home inspected by a home energy auditor.
  • Inspect your home and make sure to seal all leaks around doors and windows as well as in ductwork.
  • Don’t hesitate to plan for big improvements as this will not only add value but also help you save on your cooling costs.
  • Use a programmable thermostat to run your AC unit.

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How to Keep Your House Cool and Your Electricity Bill Low

Summer is just around the corner and before you know it your electricity bill have already skyrocketed. To make sure that you and your family stay cool without having to spend thousands of dollars on your bill, here are some helpful tips.

  • Keep all curtains and blinds closed to help block the sun’s heat.
  • Don’t turn off your air conditioner when you leave the house.
  • Set the thermostat to 82 degrees when no one is at home.
  • Schedule a routine maintenance for your air conditioning unit.

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Ways to Keep Your Home Cool this Summer

Unfortunately, many people cannot survive the humid days without air conditioners and air coolers. To make sure that you stay comfortable all throughout the summer season, here are some tips on how to beat the heat.

  • Create a terrace garden to help keep your rooftop cool.
  • Keep all your blinds closed during daytime.
  • Change your upholstery and flannel sheets regularly during summer.
  • Drink plenty of liquid when you are staying at home.
  • Leave the exhaust fans switched on during daytime.

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Pre-season HVAC Tune-up

The best way to make sure that your AC units will be running efficiently all throughout the warmer months is by preventing issues from occurring. Through regular maintenance and preventive care, you can ensure that your family stays cool and comfortable during summer. Here are some tips for a pre-season HVAC tune-up.

  • Conduct a research on the company’s background and licensing.
  • Obtain estimates for a repair work or maintenance work from at least three different companies.
  • Review the company’s warranty coverage as well as its terms and conditions.

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Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Warm Weather

According to experts, people are expected to experience a really hot summer this year. With that, it is important to ensure that our air conditioning units are running efficiently through the warmer months. Below are tips on how to make sure that your AC system is ready for the dog days of summer.

  • Schedule a routine maintenance and make sure to have your AC serviced before the summer begins.
  • Check the refrigerant thermostat, safety controls and belts.
  • Replace the filters or clean it every month for window units.

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Tips on How to Stay Cool Without Breaking the Bank

Now that the cooling season is just around the corner, it is a perfect time to ensure that your home will be as comfortable as it should without wasting energy and breaking the bank. Well, here are some tips that will help you keep your cool during the warmer months.

  • Seal the windows, doors and other holes in your home so not to let the cool air out.
  • Choose an AC unit that has the energy star label.
  • Use a ceiling fan to help keep the room 10 degrees cooler.

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How to Stay Cool During Summer Season

As temperatures start to rise, more and more homeowners are complaining about their AC units not working properly. To spare you from trouble, here are some tips on how you can maintain your AC unit and beat the heat.

  • Check your filter regularly and replace it at least once in three months.
  • Check and make sure that your thermostat is set properly.
  • Don’t add refrigerant to your system.
  • Make sure to have your system checked right away if there are any leaks.

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How to Stay Cooler Without Spending So Much Money

Many homeowners rely on their AC units for comfort during warm weather. And because air conditioners are not really the cheapest, it pays to know how to save some money while staying cooler this summer. Below are some tips.

  • Take the cover off of the AC unit if you still had it on for the past few months.
  • Clean the filters or change it regularly to help keep your home cooler.
  • Make sure there are no restrictions to allow the air to flow freely.

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