The dog days of summer are quickly approaching, and that means one thing – it's going to be hot! If you're like most homeowners, you're probably running your AC as much as possible to stay cool. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to stay comfortable in your home during the hottest months of the year, there are ways to stay cool without overworking your AC system.
It’s no secret that utility bills can be extra high in the summer due to air conditioning use. So, in this blog post, Moe Plumbing Services will discuss some tips and tricks for keeping cool this summer without cranking your thermostat and breaking the bank. Keep on reading to find out!
Use Your Fans
One way to stay cool this summer is by utilizing fans. Fans are a great way to circulate air and keep your home comfortable because they create a cooling effect. Instead of cranking your AC and wasting energy, keep your thermostat at a consistent temperature and turn on your fans.
Close Your Blinds
Another way to keep your home cool is by closing the blinds or curtains during extremely sunny days. When the sun is shining directly through your windows, this produces extra heat and will cause your AC to work even harder to cool down those warm areas. Keeping your curtains and blinds drawn will help block out some of the heat from the sun and keep your home cooler.
Cook at Night
Cooking during the summer can be tricky because you don't want to heat up your house even more. A good tip for cooking in the summer is to wait until after the sun goes down to start cooking dinner. This way, your kitchen won't get too hot, and you can enjoy a nice, home-cooked meal.
In addition to cooking, you can also wait until the sun goes down to run appliances like your dishwasher, washer, and dryer, which all produce heat when they are turned on.
Keep Interior Doors Open
Another way to keep your home cool is by keeping interior doors open to circulate air. This is a great way to keep the air flowing throughout your home. Many homeowners believe that closing doors and vents will keep certain areas of your home cooler, but this is not something we recommend. Although you might think your bedroom will stay cooler if you close the door, this will actually cause your AC system to work harder to reduce the temperature throughout the rest of your home. The same goes with closing your vents. Your AC system doesn’t know that doors or vents are closed, so it will continue trying to push air out, which wastes energy. For an evenly cooled home, keep interior doors and vents open throughout the day.
Change Your Air Filters Regularly
Lastly, one of the best ways to stay cool this summer is by changing your air filters regularly. This will help your AC unit run more efficiently and keep your home cooler. If your filters are clogged, your system will have a difficult time spreading cool air into your home, which will make it feel warmer. Keeping your air filters clean is a great way to ensure you have cool, clean air circulating throughout your home.
Moe Plumbing Services prioritizes the comfort of our clients in their homes, no matter what season it is. If you’ve been feeling extremely uncomfortable at home and you think something might be wrong with your AC system, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (818) 396-8002 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment.