Improve Your Cooling Efficiency This Summer

15 Jan

Improve Your Cooling Efficiency This Summer

By: airworks@charlotte.com

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With the temperatures steadily rising here in the greater Matthews, North Carolina area, your air conditioning system has a lot more hot and humid days ahead of it. Is your air conditioner ready for it? Are you? You rely heavily on your AC system to keep you cool and bring you and your home comfort in the summertime but that doesn’t mean your HVAC efficiency has to go down the drain. The AirWorks Cooling & Heating team has put together a few helpful tips and tricks to improve your cooling efficiency this summer while battling the Matthews, North Carolina heat and humidity.

Take Advantage of Your Ceiling Fans

When used properly, your ceiling fans can truly make a difference in your comfort and your HVAC efficiency. Make sure they are operating counterclockwise. This enables your fan to trap warm air on the ceiling and helps to circulate the cooler air down below. Keep in mind that your fans cannot actually lower the temperature in your home, but they do create a cooling effect for humans. This simply means that your fans can cool you down, but not when you are not in the same room as them. To save energy, be sure to turn your fans off when you are away from home.

Use a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats are wonderful tools, especially when it comes to improving your heating and cooling efficiency. They allow you to program your heating and air conditioning schedule to accommodate to the times you are home and the times you are away. For example, if you work during the day, you can program your thermostat to ease up while you’re gone and then to crank back up upon your arrival. This helps you save money by cutting back on your energy usage and it decreases wear and tear on your air conditioner.

Keep Your Curtains & Blinds Closed

This is extremely important to do, especially during the hottest and brightest times of the day. When your blinds are open, you’re inviting the sunlight into your home. Even though natural light is prettier, the sun can really heat up the temperature inside your home. Closing your blinds not only helps to cut back on your energy bills because your AC unit won’t have to overcompensate for the added heat, it also helps to improve your home comfort.

Schedule Air Conditioner Maintenance

Finally, the easiest and most efficient way you can improve your HVAC efficiency this summer is to schedule your air conditioning maintenance. It’s important to stay on top of your regular maintenance appointments for many reasons but perhaps the most important reason is to ensure your AC unit is already working efficiently and effectively. If you are in need of a HVAC contractor you can trust to service your AC unit in your greater Matthews, North Carolina home, give AirWorks Cooling & Heating a call today!