The weather in New England has been hot and humid the last few weeks and many homeowners have been cranking their air conditioning to keep themselves and their families cool. Although staying cool is a priority in the hot summer months, the downside to having your system running constantly is the increased costs. Luckily there are some things you can do to stay cool, reduce your air conditioning costs, and ensure your system is running efficiently.
1. Install a Programmable Thermostat
When was the last time your thermostat was replaced? With so many great programmable thermostat options available, and even smart thermostats, programming and running your air conditioning system has never been easier! Not only will you be able to easily run your air conditioning system, but you’ll be able to program your thermostat to run during certain times at certain temperatures. By doing this, you avoid wasting cool air when no one is home and your system will only run when it needs to, allowing it to run more efficiently.
2. Closing Blinds and Curtains
One of the best parts of summer is all of the natural light! The long days are great for spending time outside and avoiding turning the lights on in your home, but when the sun is pouring into your home, it can cause your air conditioning costs to increase. To help keep your costs down and to help avoid your system from overrunning and overheating, close the blinds and curtains on your windows. This will help create more shade in the areas of your home that see the sun all day and your air conditioning system won’t have to run as hard to keep your home cool.
3. Well-Insulated Home and A/C System
One of the biggest issues older homes face is old insulation, old doors, and old windows. Even if your air conditioning system is brand new and running flawlessly, old windows, doors, and insulation can cause the cool air your system is pushing through your home to leak out. We know that you’re not purposely trying to keep your neighbors cool! During your air conditioning maintenance appointment with MRW Mechanical, we’ll be able to provide you with tips and tricks for avoiding this loss and will inspect your insulation.
To schedule your air conditioning maintenance appointment, contact our team today at (781) 639-9222.