In the heat of summer, your home’s HVAC unit provides a sanctuary from the weather outside. However, as most homeowners know, this comfort comes at quite a price. Our energy bills tend to skyrocket during the summer, primarily because of increased reliance on air conditioners. What most homeowners don’t know, however, is that much of the energy used to cool their homes is actually going to waste. Here are some tips that can help you ensure efficient cooling of your home.
Resealing Doors and Windows
Regardless of how much cold air your air conditioner produces, it only makes a difference is that cold air stays in your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t take the necessary steps to ensure that their homes are properly sealed. For example, over time the original sealing placed around your home’s windows and doors and wear out, allowing more and more cold air to escape. This can decrease your cooling efficiency and drive up energy costs dramatically. Having your windows and doors resealed can help to keep the cold air in your home, meaning you won’t have to work your air conditioner as hard to stay comfortable.
One of the best things you can do to ensure that your air conditioner can efficiently cool your home is simply to have your unit maintained regularly. Having your HVAC unit inspected and maintained regularly by a professional can help boost your air conditioner’s efficiency and catch and repair problems before they become too serious. Your air conditioner is a relatively complicated appliance with many components. While it’s easy enough to replace your filters on a regular basis, inspecting the evaporator coils and condensers requires the help of a professional.
Don’t let high energy costs ruin your summer. If you are looking for ways to save money on cooling costs while keeping your home comfortable, consult with an HVAC technician immediately. To learn more about what you can do to ensure efficient cooling of your home, call Peter Levi Plumbing Inc. at (415) 814-6900.