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8 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool and Your Furnace Efficient

How do you keep your home cool but not increase your energy usage? Many people ask themselves this daily. If you have your AC set too low, your home is going to be an icebox, and your utility bills are going to be through the roof. If you set it too high, your home is going to be hot.

Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to help ensure that your home is cooled efficiently.

  1. Setting your AC at the Correct Temperature Do not think that you can set your home’s air conditioning to 72 and have a low utility bill. The temp that you set your AC should be 78 degrees. This will keep your home cool, and not waste electricity. It will also help to ensure that your air conditioning unit is not running all the time.
  2. Installing a Programmable Thermostat To ensure that your home is at the right temperature, you can purchase a programmable thermostat. This kind of thermostat will allow you to enter the temperature for how you want it. If you are going to be gone several hours during the day, you can set your temp higher to help avoid your unit running a lot.
  3. Getting AC Maintenance One of the most important things you can do to help ensure that your unit works efficiently is to ensure that you are getting routine maintenance once a year. When you have routine maintenance, an HVAC technician comes out to inspect your unit. They will look to ensure that your unit is working as it should. If any repairs are needed, they will let you know what needs to be done. Doing routine maintenance can help address issues before they become larger ones.
  4. Do Not Overheat Your Home You will want to make sure that you use your stove, dishwasher, and dryer minimally in the summer months. They all put out a good bit of heat that can help to increase the heat in your home, causing your system to have to run longer. Consider using these appliances in the evening when it may be cooler. Or consider things like drying your clothes outside and cooking outside.
  5. Purchase a Dehumidifier One of the reasons why it feels hot in your home is because the humidity is high. Consider doing things like taking a shorter shower and using your range hood to pull out some of the humidity in your home. You can also purchase a dehumidifier to help to get rid of the humidity.
  6. Use Fans Consider using the fans in your home to help cool it. Fans can help to circulate air throughout your home, which leads to a cooling effect. If you do not have ceiling fans, consider installing them or getting floor fans to put in your home. These fans will use much less energy than your HVAC system.
  7. Getting A Pool Consider getting a swimming pool for those hot summer months. If you or your family members are hot, get everyone out to the pool for an hour or so. Spending some time in the pool can help to bring down your body temperature. If you are cooler, you will not mind the warmer air in your home.
  8. Addressing Issues Go to each room of your home and make sure that it feels like cold air is getting into that room when the air conditioner is on. If there is not, there may be an issue with your ductwork or the unit itself. You will want to call an HVAC technician out to address this issue. Left untreated, your air conditioning unit may be overworked, which can lead to further breakdowns. Addressing issues as soon as possible will help you avoid further costly repairs and high energy costs.

If you are having trouble getting your home cool enough, or you want to make sure that your HVAC system is running as it should, please give Chill Brothers a call today. We can also give you additional tips on how to keep your home cool during these hot summer months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Why should you use a programmable thermostat?

To ensure that your home is at the right temperature, you can purchase a programmable thermostat. This kind of thermostat will allow you to enter the temperature for how you want it. If you are going to be gone several hours during the day, you can set your temp higher to help avoid your unit running a lot.

Q. Is 72 a good temperature for air conditioning?

A. Do not think that you can set your home’s air conditioning to 72 and have a low utility bill. The temp that you set your AC should be 78 degrees. This will keep your home cool, and not waste electricity. It will also help to ensure that your air conditioning unit is not running all the time.

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