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4 Tips to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

May 14th, 2020

Woman Keeping Cool

Every summer, electricity use rises with the outdoor temperature! The average homeowner sees an increase in their energy bill anywhere from 20% to 50% depending on their usual usage level.

That can translate into a major expense – so finding ways to keep cooler is essential. Not only will your family be more comfortable, but your air conditioner won’t be working nearly as hard.

Let’s look at four of the best ways to keep cool this summer:

1. Install a Programmable Thermostat

A modern programmable thermostat is a terrific way to make your air conditioner more efficient. With a programmable thermostat, your air conditioner can idle while you’re at work or sleeping. It then starts up in time to reach your preferred temperature just before you get home. These thermostats are also more precise, cycling on and off less frequently and reducing workload.

2. Get Your Air Conditioner Maintained

Even if your air conditioner already performs well, odds are good you aren’t experiencing all that it can do. Annual maintenance is imperative for keeping cool. Best done before the high heat of summer, a maintenance check includes replacing air filters, checking on the system’s internal electrical connections, and fine-tuning its components for maximum efficiency.

3. Upgrade or Replace Your Air Conditioner

If your air conditioner is 10 years old or more, you may be time for a replacement. As the AC gets older, its maintenance needs grow. Repairs become more expensive, and more essential parts are vulnerable to failure. If you’ve had lukewarm air from your air conditioner or any odd sounds or smells, call the professionals. Don’t wait for the potential of a breakdown!

4. Get Your Electrical System Inspected

Spikes and surges in your electrical system can damage important parts of your air conditioning, including its compressor and evaporator coil. Replacing these parts is often a headache, and the cost can be prohibitive. If you notice flickering lights, tripped breakers, or catch your AC cycling off and on rapidly, the problem might actually be with your wiring.

For more tips and advice direct from the pros, contact the team at Syles Mechanical today.

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