We are midway through the summer with no cool-off in sight. Higher temperatures could mean higher energy. Avoid high energy costs and protect your home from rising temperatures with these cool tips for surviving the summer.
- Take advantage of the cool night air.
At night, the air cools significantly. You can use this air to cool your home during the day. Simply open your windows at night to let in the cool night air. In the morning close the windows to trap the air. Also, shield your home from sunlight that heats up your home during the day with drapes and blinds.
- Run household equipment at night.
By running your laundry and other household appliances at night, you prevent an undesired increase in air temperature during the hot day. You’re already fighting the sun, let’s not add to it by turning on the oven unnecessarily.
- Maximize AC efficiency.
This should be your starting point before each seasonal change. Energy savings studies report that keeping your thermostat around 75-78 degrees in the summer when at home and 80 degrees or higher when away can significantly lower your energy bill in those unavoidably hot Philadelphia summer months.
It is also suggested that at first, your body will find these temperatures uncomfortable, but with time, about a week, it will adjust. A programmable thermostat can save you time and the headache of remembering to adjust your thermostat before leaving the house.
Some smart thermostats will even suggest a schedule based on your usage habits.
Regular Maintenance of HVAC
If summer caught you by surprise, it’s not too late to have your HVAC checked for top efficiency and get a head start on the heating season. An expert from Angel HVAC can assist you.
Three Cooling Tips to Survive the Summer
The most obvious way to find out something may be wrong with your system is by the amount of heat you are getting in your home. If you’re finding yourself feeling unusually cold when you shouldn’t, this is a strong indicator that something isn’t operating right and your system may require repair or replacement.
The key strategy is to recognize these warning signs and deal with them as soon as possible. This will help you avoid increased costs and emergency situations.
If you think your system may need to be replaced, call Angel HVAC in Philadelphia for everything you’ll need to get your house set up right again.