Summer is upon us!
But the High temperatures will likely result in some high utility bills. How do we protect your home, and your wallet? Here are some smart tips to keep your air conditioner work more efficiently.
Start by Checking around window units to make sure they are sealed and that extra heat isn't getting into the house in the first place. Check also that your attic is properly insulated, which does just as much good in the summer as it can in the winter. Insulation prevents attic heat from leaking into your home and cool air from escaping.
Use blinds to keep the sun from baking your house's interior and consider architectural details that can further enhance the shade -- and cooling effects. These include awnings or things like pergolas.
Keep your filter clean so the unit can operate better and keep vents clear. And consider ceiling fans to better circulate the air. If you have central air, make sure the ducts are checked regularly; not only do they accumulate allergens, but they work harder when they get clogged and dirty.
With air conditioning being more commonplace and less of a luxury, it's still important to remember that there is a lot we can do to maximize its effectiveness. In the end, both you and your bank account will feel more comfortable.
Need to get your AC Inspected? call 786-400-0570 to speak to a professional.
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