Air conditioners are a godsend to beat the summer time warmth. Listed below are some ideas and tips from native specialists on preserve your house cool.
Dominic Leodoro, advertising and marketing and promoting director of 4 Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning recommends customers change the air conditioner’s filter as soon as a month, as a clogged air filter will not cool your house as effectively.
He additionally suggests closing all home windows, blinds and drapes, in addition to turning off something that produces warmth, like stoves.
“Most air conditioners are designed, primarily based on area, to chill properties 20 levels decrease inside than exterior,” he says.
Setting your air conditioner to the bottom setting will not cool your house quicker; actually, it’s going to pressure your air conditioner to work tougher, particularly in excessive warmth. Leodoro says it is because air conditioners are depending on the temperature exterior.
“If it is 100 levels exterior and you’ve got your air conditioner to a set temperature of 64 levels, your house will not get that cool, because of the warmth,” he says. “As soon as it cools exterior, your air conditioner will catch as much as your set temperature inside.”
4 Seasons encourages householders to have their air conditioners checked yearly.
“You would not let your automotive go with out an oil change, proper? Your air conditioner isn’t any totally different,” he says. “It is best to get this performed earlier than the summer time as a result of the very last thing you need is a damaged air conditioner when it is 100 levels exterior.”
Operations supervisor Mira Vasiljevic at All Temp Heating & Air Conditioning agrees with Leodoro’s recommendation on repeatedly altering filters.
She provides that householders must also take into account including insulation, as this helps with effectivity.
“Each home is totally different,” she says. “If your house is not insulated effectively, sizzling air can come inside even with the air conditioner on.”
Don’t fret about your air conditioner operating 24/7 in sizzling climate. Leodoro and Vasiljevic stated fixed utilization will not trigger any harm.
Prepared, a nationwide emergency preparedness net supply recommends including insulation and overlaying home windows. The location additionally suggests utilizing aluminum foil-covered cardboard on home windows to replicate warmth again exterior.